This is the form taken by adverts included in CJS Weekly free of charge There are nine standard headings, you'll find an aide memoir on page one of every edition. The headings are:
REF – this is the unique CJS reference, see below for a more detailed explanation.
JOB – the job title.
BE4 – the closing date of the vacancy. Never apply after this date. Exact details vary from post to post for some it's the date by which application packs must be requested, for others it's the date by which applications (CVs, forms etc.) should be returned. Interview dates, where known, are also under this heading as IV.
LOC – the location of the vacancy. Where the post is dealing with several sites it will be the central location / base.
PAY – the salary range in £sterling unless otherwise stated. It's usually in per annum terms or pro rata for part time. Benefits are also listed here. For voluntary posts pay is 0 but do check the benefits listed as these can be quite extensive.
FOR – employer or lead partner in a co-operative / multi-partner project.
Main text: the description of the job including, where relevant, length of contract, hours per week etc. It's the information about what you'll be doing and perhaps the ultimate aim of the project. Inlcudes the 'person spec' ie the skills, qualifications, experience and attributes you should possess. Usually these are all essential but sometimes they're stated as desirable, advantageous or preferable – having some or all of these will give you an edge over other applicants. It's useful to look at the 'extras' to see where there are gaps in your CV and try to fill them.
The majority of adverts include a web address and you may obtain more detailed information or apply online. Remember please contact the employer and not CJS – all the information we have is right here in the advert. It's good if you can mention that you saw the advert in CJS, this ensure advertisers send future ads to us and then you get to see them first.
The anatomy of a CJS Reference
Every job advert carried in CJS Weekly has a unique reference you'll find it under the REF heading – no surprise there then!
There are three parts to each reference:
Adverts from sources other than CJS are credited back to source. Adverts for volunteers have a V preceding their advert number, a T is for training placements. All contracts open for tender have a C before the advert number.
Reasons behind the reference:
We advertise many vacancies online and these often contain much more information than the bare bones you find in the Standard (free) Linage adverts. Therefore, wherever you see the ONLINE reference it's a prompt to have a look at the website for more details and usually links direct to the advertiser's website for more information or to apply online. Online copies and downloads have a link on the CJS Reference direct to the full online advert. We also host job descriptions and person specification linked to the online adverts and some employers use an online enquiry form so the only way you can contact them is via the site. If you don't want to check the site everyday you can sign up to the daily email update which contains brief details of every advert placed that day.