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Terms of use

This web site is operated by Jobsgopublic Ltd (JGP) in partnership with the Improvement and Development Agency (I&DeA) and is made available to you on the following terms and conditions. By using the site and the services available on it you are deemed to accept these terms and conditions and any additional terms and conditions which expressly apply to services and information provided by third parties.

Data protection

Our use of personal information supplied by users of this site is governed by this privacy policy.

Use of the site

The information and services available on the site are provided for the sole purpose of individuals looking for employment opportunities and career information and for employers seeking to recruit staff. You may use, print and download information from the site for these purposes only and for no other personal or commercial purpose. You may not otherwise copy, display, transmit or distribute any material from the site.

All copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights in the site and the material available on the site belong to JGP, I&DeA or its advertisers. Use of the site does not give you any proprietary rights to such materials.


Please see the cookies policy for JGP Resourcing's network of sites at http://www.jobsgopublic.com/pages/show/cookies


Job application forms, CVs and job advertisements

Job application forms, CVs and job advertisements contained on the site are provided by candidates and by prospective employers and their agents and are not reviewed by us. We accept no responsibility or liability for the contents of Job application forms, CVs or advertisements and expect candidates and prospective employers to carry out such verification procedures as are appropriate in the circumstances.

LGjobs.com services

Services and information provided on the site by us and our advertisers are intended to assist in the job seeking or recruitment process. Neither we nor our advertisers can guarantee their suitability or prospects of success in any particular case. You should obtain independent verification before relying on information provided on the site in circumstances which may result in loss or damage.

Links to Other Sites

The LGjobs site and other JGP sites contain links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by JGjobs or JGP of the contents on such third-party web sites. Neither LGjobs or JGP is responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party web sites. If you decide to access linked third party web sites, you do so at your own risk.

Service availability

We try to ensure continuous availability of the site and all the services available on it but accept no responsibility for the consequences of interruptions or delays, however caused. We may, additionally, alter the design and specification of the site at any time.

Limitation of liability

Our liability, and the liability of our third party suppliers, for any loss or damage suffered by you as the result of your use of this site is limited to your actual direct damages and, except in the case of fraud, excludes any loss of future earnings, profit or prospects or any consequential or speculative loss. As required by law, this exclusion does not extend to death or personal injury caused by our negligence.

Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with English law and all disputes shall be decided by the English courts.

Browser and operating system policy

LGjobs.com endeavours to support as many users as possible, but it has become necessary to cease supporting some browser versions. If your browser is not supported, you may still be able to access our site, but you may encounter some display problems.

LGjobs.com also requires jobseekers to enable session cookies (enabling permanent cookies is recommended), and JavaScript, in their browser.

Terms and conditions of business for recruiters


In these terms and conditions:

  1. Customer means any person, company, organisation or firm which purchases Services from us;
  2. Order Form means an order for Services on a form provided by us (in any format) and signed or emailed in return by a Customer;
  3. Services means all recruitment products and services made available by us from time to time;
  4. Contract Period means in respect to the provision of Services for a specified period, commencing on the start date specified in the Order Form;

Commencement of Services

We will not commence the provision of Services pursuant to any Order Form until the Order Form has been returned to us, in a form approved by us and or signed by the Customer.


Prices are guaranteed for the period stated on the Order Form. Prices are confidential and may not be disclosed by the Customer.

A job posted on LGjobs.com will remain live for 30 days or until the closing date of the advertisement if less than 30 days.

If any Services to be used within any time period specified on the Order Form are not used within that period of time they may not be carried over into any subsequent period without our prior written consent. The Customer will be responsible for payment for any unused Services.


LGjobs.com core services are free to use. However, some non-core services require payment to access. Please contact our customer relationship management team 0207 923 5610 for more information or visit FAQ - chargeable services.

All prices exclude VAT. All invoices are payable within 28 days from invoice date. Late payment will entitle us to suspend provision of Services.


The Customer may terminate the provision of Services under any Order Form by no less than 30 days notice to expire at the end of a Contract Period. Termination by the Customer before the end of the Contract Period may, at our discretion, result in loss of any agreed discounts.

We may terminate the provision of Services if:

  1. the Customer is in material breach of these terms and conditions and has not remedied such breach within ten days of notice specifying the breach and requiring that it be remedied, or
  2. the Customer becomes insolvent, ceases to trade or goes into liquidation.

Limitation of liability

Our total liability to the Customer in respect of any Services, except for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, is limited to the total amount paid to us during the Contract Period for such Services.

Job adverts go live during the following times;

  Self service accounts & job feeds Non account holders
Job submitted between Job live by
09:00 - 17:30 Instantly Within 3 hours

You will be notified by email when your job adverts have gone live.

Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003

Jobseekers and recruiters need to be aware that this job board operates as a venue only and does not introduce or supply jobseekers to recruiters (or vice versa). This means that we do not:

  • obtain sufficient information for potential recruiters to select a suitable jobseeker for the position which the recruiter seeks to fill;
  • obtain confirmation of the identity of a jobseeker or that they have the experience, training, qualifications or authorisation to work in the position to be filled or that they wish to undertake the role to be filled;
  • take any steps to ensure the jobseeker and recruiter are each aware of any requirement imposed by law or otherwise which must be satisfied by either of them to permit the jobseeker to fulfil the position to be filled;
  • take any steps to ensure if it would be detrimental to the interests of the jobseeker or the recruiter for the jobseeker to fulfill the position advertised;
  • give any indication to recruiters whether jobseekers are suitable or unsuitable for any position to be filled in any circumstances;
  • put forward jobseekers to recruiters or provide any information about them;
  • take up any references in relation to a jobseeker; or
  • make any arrangements for accommodation of jobseekers.

The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003 (the "Regulations") seek to ensure that jobseekers are only proposed by employment agencies for roles for which they are properly qualified and that recruiters are only offered jobseekers that have the appropriate levels of experience, training, qualifications and authorisation for the position to be filled. Since we are only a venue and do not propose or introduce jobseekers to recruiters or vice versa, it is recommended that, if you are a job-seeker you undertake the steps set out in the Regulations to ensure your suitability for the role advertised or, if you are a recruiter, to ensure a jobseekers’ suitability for the role.

These could include:

  1. If you are a jobseeker; checking the identity of the recruiter and the nature of its business, the commencement date and duration of the position, the position to be filled including type of work, location, hours and risks to health and safety, experience, training, qualifications and authorisation which the recruiter considers necessary or are required by law or otherwise to undertake the position, whether any expenses are payable by you as a jobseeker or whether there are any requirements imposed by law or otherwise for you to satisfy before taking up a position.
  2. If you are a recruiter; checking the identity of the jobseeker and that the jobseeker has the experience, training, qualifications and authorisation required by law or otherwise for the position and whether there are any requirements imposed by law or otherwise for you, as the recruiter, to meet to enable a jobseeker to take up a position.
  3. In addition, where professional qualifications are required or where jobseekers are to work with vulnerable persons or children, you should obtain copies of the relevant qualifications or authorisation, obtain suitable references from people who are not relatives of the work-seeker and undertake a criminal records bureau check of the work-seeker.

Any searching or screening tools provided by us for use in your assessment of the suitability or otherwise of any particular candidate or advertised vacancy are to assist you in taking these steps, but are not intended as a substitute.

Illegal Advertisements

Advertisements which appear to discriminate on grounds of sex, race or disability are illegal and may result in proceedings being taken against both the advertiser and the publisher. If we believe that an advertisement may be discriminatory we may at our discretion either amend the advertisement or remove it from LGjobs.com without liability to you to make any refund of amounts paid or due to be paid in respect of the posting or otherwise and will inform you accordingly.

Responses to advertisements

You agree to deal fairly and professionally with individuals who may respond to an advertisement you have posted and not do anything which may bringLGjobs.com into disrepute. You will indemnify us from and against any claim brought by an individual against totaljobs.com arising from your breach of this obligation or any other of these terms and conditions.

We do not guarantee any response to your advertisement or that responses will be from individuals suitable for the job advertised. It is your responsibility to carry out such checks and procedures as are necessary to ensure that candidates are suitable for the job advertised and have the required qualifications and personal characteristics.


It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate equipment and are connected to the appropriate services to enable you to post jobs to LGjobs.com.

Content and links

If your advertisement links to another site via an external application option, you are responsible for maintaining the links and for the content of your advertisement and the linked site. We may remove any advertisement which contains content or links to a site which, in our opinion, is defamatory, illegal or objectionable or could bring LGjobs.com into disrepute. You will indemnify us from and against any claims or liability arising from content or links contained in your advertisements.

Third party sites

Vacancies you post on LGjobs.com may also appear on other third party recruitment web sites from time to time pursuant to agreements between LGjobs.com and the proprietors of such web sites.

Use of candidate database

Rights in the database

Database rights and all other applicable copyright and intellectual property rights in the candidate database belong to JGP. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any rights in the database or its content and that your retention and use of the database and its content is governed by these terms and conditions.

Use of the database

The material you are entitled to receive from the candidate database is determined by the product you have purchased from us. On receipt of this material you may:

  1. Use, search or download it to your database using the Candidate Search back office interface and its associated functions for the purpose of finding suitable candidates for specific job vacancies that you wish to fill.
  2. Use the information about the individuals contained in the database for the purpose of contacting them in relation to a specific job vacancy.
  3. Use the information only in connection with your own recruitment related activities.

You may NOT:

  1. Supply, sell or license material from the candidate database, or a copy of it, to any other person, including another member of your group of companies.
  2. Download the database through any automated process.
  3. Contact the individuals on the database or make or allow any use of the information about those individuals, other than for the purpose of finding suitable candidates for specific job vacancies. You must, at all times, comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and all subsequent legislation and regulations.

Deletion of database material

You agree to delete all material from the candidate database upon its replacement with up-to-date material or the satisfactory conclusion of your search for a suitable candidate, whichever occurs first.

Dealings with candidates

You agree to deal fairly and professionally with individuals you may contact using information from the candidate database and not do anything which may bring LGjobs.com into disrepute. You will indemnify JGP from and against any claim brought by an individual arising from your breach of this obligation or any other of these terms and conditions.


Passwords are for the sole use of the person to whom they are issued. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your account whether or not authorised by you. You agree to immediately notify LGjobs of any unauthorised use of your account or password. We may deny access to a password if we reasonably believe that it is being used by an unauthorised person or that the user is breaching these terms and conditions.

The IDeA has funded up to 5 free user accounts for every local authority. Larger councils will generate greater posting volumes and may require more user accounts. To fairly reflect these associated costs a small charge of £500 will be made for additional user licences beyond the introductory 5 free user accounts.

For this free, and/or heavily subsidised service to be maintained, it is important that all users of the service respect the terms of use. The sharing of user accounts and password details is prohibited for the following reasons:

  1. To comply with the Computer Misuse Act 1990 - Individuals are accountable for content posted via their allocated user account; account holders are accountable for any abuse as a result of their access to the system
  2. All personal data accessed through the system; such as candidate application data, is logged against a specific user account. This helps us to comply with data protection guidelines restricting access to personal data and provides an audit trail of activity that can be tracked back to an individual user. Therefore it is vital that any user leaving a council should have their account closed.

Please inform the IDeA if any allocated users leave your organisation so their user account can be cancelled. Any misuse of the service could result in accounts being cancelled and access rights revoked.

Online advertising

  1. These terms and conditions apply to all advertising material accepted by JGP for display on any of our web sites. By placing an advertisement you accept these terms and conditions as principal, even if you are acting as agent or buyer for the actual advertiser.
  2. We must receive all appropriate advertising and supporting application content in an acceptable format at least 24 hours prior to the desired go live date specified in your order.
  3. You are responsible for the content of any advertisement(s) and for ensuring that it complies with all relevant legislation and codes of practice. If we receive complaints about the content we may, at our discretion, remove the advertisement from display without reference or liability to you. You will indemnify us against any claim that the advertisement or its content infringes the intellectual property rights or other rights of others or is defamatory or otherwise offensive.
  4. You are also responsible for fulfilling and dealing with any orders or enquiries relating to the goods or services to which the advertisement relates and you will indemnify and hold us harmless accordingly.
  5. Your sole remedy if we, or any third party sites who may host and serve advertising from time to time, make an error in displaying any advertisement is the cost of re-running the relevant advertisement. Neither we nor our any third party sites shall be liable in any circumstances for any loss of profit or business. We shall, additionally, have no liability for failure to display the advertisement caused by circumstances outside our control.