Yes, I know it’s a cliché of the recruitment world, but the fact is that lots (and lots) of people do look for new work in January. The recruitment consultancies are usually very busy, the job-boards have more vacancies than in December and there are lots of candidates all pushing their case for the job they want.
Moreover, the job market in the UK is still in good shape and there are expected to be a lot of jobs available in the next 12 months. In Aberdeen, we know that the oil industry is not quite as buoyant as it was, which means that we get a lot more applications to our job adverts than we used to, but on the other hand it’s now far easier to find out what jobs we have available and to apply online. Previously, in years gone by, most jobs were advertised externally, in the local press and in specialist titles (and some still are where that’s relevant), but today the easy way to find a job at RGU is to go to the myjobscotland website.
In fact, it’s even easier than it was before, because myjobscotland has had a make-over, which has made the process simpler and slicker than previously. There is usually a range of jobs on the site at any one time, but we’d like to highlight two of them in particular here. RGU is proud to be a leading, modern, university with a track record of established success in learning and teaching, both for our students and our own staff. These two vacancies offer a range of challenge and reward in equal opportunity and as they close soon we’d suggest you get your application in quickly!
Academic Practice Developer, closing date, 7th Jan.
Head of Teaching Futures, closing date, 14th Jan.
Keep an eye out not just here on our blog but also on the myjobscotland site. Even if there is not a job that suits you at present, you can register your details on the site and we’ll tell you when one become available and you can decide if you want to apply then.
Julie Skinner, Resourcing & Benefit Specialist