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Use the JobPosting standard to publish public and internal jobs online for government.
1. Summary of the standard’s use for government
This standard allows you to describe job vacancies using HTML and provides a template for structured data including:
- contracted hours
- other supporting information
2. How this standard meets user needs
Jobseekers need to find relevant, accurate job vacancies. If you use this standard, it’s easier for job aggregators and search engines to reuse your job vacancy data. It’s also easier for jobseekers to find vacancies relevant to them in non-government services.
A wide range of organisations are already using this standard, which means it’s quick to establish and start sharing job vacancy data. You can also extend the number and type of fields in the standard.
3. How to use the standard
The standard has instructions on how to get started.
If you have job vacancies embedded on web pages check if you need to change the HTML tags to those used by the standard.
This standard does not give other services an open licence to reuse job vacancy data.
If you want to reuse job vacancy data published using the JobPosting standard in your service, you should check the publishing organisation’s licence first. For example, Civil Service Jobs offers its data under an Open Government Licence.