How to post a vacancy with the Careers Service
What is JobShop?
JobShop is an online notice board run by Kingston University Careers and Employability Service where you can promote part-time or graduate vacancies as well as graduate training schemes and summer internships to Kingston University students and graduates for FREE.
Why advertise with JobShop?
- Easy to Use
- Cost effective as it is completely FREE
- Raises awareness of your organisation and makes your opportunities available to a large population of students, graduates and postgraduates from a variety of degree disciplines.
- Updated daily
How to advertise with Kingston
Click here to upload a job on the 'Employer page' & register yourself as a "new user" if you have not used the service before.
If you have any questions, please contact the Careers & Employability team on: 020 8417 3525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (please note, any vacancies emailed to this address may not be uploaded).
By advertising your vacancy with us you agree to our Code of Practice below:
Code of Practice for Employers
The aim of the JobShop is to help students at Kingston University who are looking for work to make contact with employers offering part-time, casual, temporary and vacation job vacancies. The JobShop will not enter into contracts with students or employers. Instead, all contracts are to be agreed directly between employer and student. As such, the role of the JobShop might be best understood as being similar to a Job Centre rather than a commercial employment agency.
The JobShop is based on the First Floor of Cooper House and operates within Kingston University Careers Service.
1. The placement of an advert with the JobShop shall be deemed acceptance of and agreement to this code of practice.
2. Employers must make clear the nature of the work offered and must include details of any necessary skills required, the number and distribution of the hours to be worked, the starting date and if known, the date that the employment will end.
3. If you are advertising a part time position JobShop will not accept positions above 15 hours per week during term-time, but will advertise up to full-time in vacation periods. Employers should be aware of students’ study obligations when asking a student to work more hours than have already been agreed, except in vacations or in other periods, when a student does not have the usual pressure of study.
4. Employers must clearly state the rate of pay offered (which must meet the guaranteed National Minimum Wage), the method and timing of payment to employees recruited through the Part-Time JobShop, on acceptance of employment.
The JobShop does not accept positions that do not guarantee a basic hourly rate at National Minimum Wage or above. The JobShop will also not accept positions that require a student to make a payment that is not guaranteed to be reimbursed, or to enter in to a credit agreement.
5. The JobShop will not accept work from an employer who is a private citizen, or an individual offering work at a private address. The JobShop does accept some care work at private addresses offered by reputable agencies with clear health & safety and vetting procedures (e.g. City council-linked care agencies).
6. Employers should inform all candidates as to the result of their application as soon as possible and inform the JobShop when the position has been filled.
7. Employers have a duty to meet all the statutory legal requirements when employing students registered with the JobShop.
In particular the employer is reminded of the following requirements:
- payment of tax and National Insurance contributions,
- adherence to health and safety regulations,
- provision of adequate insurance, e.g. Employer liability insurance, compliance with the Working Time Directive,
- good practice and compliance with legislation relating to discrimination in employment on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or age and with good practice in respect of non-discrimination on any grounds.
TheJobShop actively encourages employers to take part in the Job Centre Plus disability 'Two Ticks' symbol programme. (More information is available from the Disability Rights Commission Helpline: 08457 622 633 or visit www.drc-gb.org).
8. Employers shall satisfy themselves as to the suitability of any employee and shall be responsible for taking up any references provided by the employee before engaging the student. Kingston University provides no warranties and accepts no responsibility or liability in this regard.
9. Employers are responsible for checking international students’ right to work in the UK, and must ask to see a passport or other official document proving immigration status, as stated by the Home Office. Employers agree to accept temporary National Insurance numbers from international students/dependants who have proven their eligibility to work in the UK.
10. Employers are responsible for keeping their vacancy up to date. The vacancy will be automatically expired on the closing date set. If you wish for your advert to be extended you must contact the JobShop prior to the expiry date.
11. Employers will permit visits by representatives of the JobShop to the place of work, as may be necessary.
12. The JobShop encourages employers to support students, who may be working for them during unsocial hours, and to consider the safety and transport home for such employees.
13. Nothing in this policy is intended to or shall operate to create a partnership, joint venture of any kind, relationship of agency, or relationship of employer and employee between the University and any Employer.