Partnership to improve disabled job seekers access to work opportunities

admin, November 9, 2010, the UK’s leading public and not for profit jobs website has partnered with leading disability organisation DisabledGo to provide an exciting new partnership to connect inclusive employers with disabled job seekers.

The newly re-launched jobsite is already well supported in the Higher Education and Further Education sectors, will be further boosted by the inclusion of public and not for profit partners who choose to be included in the scheme.  This will also allow Jobsgopublic clients to have access to a more diverse job seeker talent pool through Disabled Go’s existing ‘reach’.

David Marshall, Chief Executive, Jobsgopublic said, “This important partnership will ensure that we continue to offer public sector employers the means to promote their job vacancies to a hugely diverse audience.   Our sophisticated back office platform allows advertisers to easily post their job opportunities and gain important statistics that demonstrate our exceptional value for money services.”

Speaking about the new venture, DisabledGo’s Chief Executive, Dr Gregory Burke said, ‘DisabledGo’s partnership with Jobsgopublic is a significant step-change for our jobs service. It brings together two sides of the same conversation: genuinely inclusive employers and disabled people looking for work.’

Through the service Employers will be able to cost-effectively:

  • Satisfy elements of discrimination and employment law regarding proactive recruitment and retention of disabled people.
  • Target a pool of talent that has been historically overlooked
  • Access over 30,000 disabled people every month who are looking to get out and about and actively engage with their community
  • Advertise and promote opportunities on the most popular and credible disability information service in the UK
  • Help public sector organisations comply with parts of the Disability Equality Duty by promoting disability in a positive way.
  • Enhance their credibility among disabled people and foster a better public image.

Jobs seekers will also have access to a huge range of job seeker benefits through the new platform including the ability to apply for vacancies online and set up email alerts for vacancies that fit the search criteria they set.

In line with Jobsgopublic policy, all the vacancies advertised on the site will be from genuine bone fide employers, so that job seekers are not frustrated and advertisers can promote their vacancies on a ‘level playing field’, this also further reduces any point of discrimination from outside agencies.

Employers advertising on DisabledGo will be able to track applications and receive a full statistical breakdown on their individual vacancies advertised on this, and on the wider Jobsgopublic network of websites.  This improved service is designed to reflect the way employers recruit, saving time and money whilst attracting candidates with the necessary skills and experience.

Anna Borthwick, DisabledGo’s Head of Marketing and Business Development commented, ‘As every organisation is different the service can be tailored to the recruiter, from advertising a single vacancy to a yearly licence, which enables employers to post as many vacancies as they like throughout the year.’

For more information on advertising on DisabledGo, Jobsgopublic and the wider network of websites please contact our dedicated sales team on 020 7923 5610 or email for more information.