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Supporting Education Recruitment through COVID-19


The offer:

  • With every Education Advertising Campaign your advert will be published on The Guardian Jobs, Education Jobs, CV Library, Reed, Total Jobs, Jobsite, Monster, LinkedIn, Google Jobs + many more for just £349 +VAT
  • Just send us your job advert (or job description and let us write the advert for you)
  • Let us publish it live on all the above job board sites
  • Direct the candidates to your own online system or into our recruitment system - your choice
  • You interview the candidates and hire them in your usual way


What's the catch?

There is no catch.  Regardless of how many people you hire, you just pay the standard advertising rate of £349 + VAT (usually £419) and let us take care of the admin and posting for you.  At Flat Fee Recruiter, we are doing as much as we can to help the key sectors with their recruitment challenges, as cost-effectively as possible.  Discover other schools and academies that use our online advertising service.


How do I get started?

The quickest way to get cracking is to send the job details/advert to  or call us on 0113 322 7243.  Alternatively, you can use our post a job form 


Please hurry - this offer has been extended until 30th September 2021


Thanks for reading and stay safe!


PPC Job Advertising FAQ's


Understanding how the job boards work, charge and operate can be very confusing to many businesses, especially if you are not heavily involved in recruitment advertising.  

At Flat Fee Recruiter, our philosophy is to keep it as simple as possible for you, especially since these sites change all the time.

However, with increasing usage and adoption of Pay Per Click (PPC), Pay Per Applicant (PPA) or even Pay Per Placement (PPP) models, and many of our customers wanting to understand more, we have written this quick FAQ to help.


What sites use PPC model?

The main job sites that Flat Fee Recruiter publishes a PPC model of advertising on are:  Indeed, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google.

Reed also provides a PPA model


How does PPC job advertising work?

PPC operates a “sponsored ad” approach.  This means that when you put your advert on the site, you have to set a budget.  This is usually a minimum or maximum amount you want to spend for each click and/or an overall budget and end date.  Some models are more sophisticated than others, but the job board is responsible for driving traffic to your advert by ensuring it is visible in relevant search queries created by the job seeker.  This is usually done by matching keywords in your advert and displaying it in relevant searches.


How much does PPC job advertising cost?

Usually, you agree to pay an amount (budget) that will correspond to the number of clicks, prices vary depending on the demand or popularity of the keywords, how long you want to keep it open and how visible you want to be in search results.  Once the budget has been spent, the advert will no longer be visible.  Some job adverts may use the budget in a matter of hours, others will take longer to use it. 


How does FFR Manage the PPC budget?

All PPC budgets are reviewed every day by a specialist in the team.  They look at the average cost per click, the numbers of candidates converting to applications and any trends that will help them ensure that your budget goes as far as possible.  If they spot any issues such as an unusually high cost per click or campaigns that are not generating any candidates etc, they will let you know ASAP and advise you on your options.


I have paid for a PPC campaign and not had any applicants

There are a number of reasons why your recruitment advertising campaign may struggle to attract applications.  This could be due to the job title, the availability of candidates, the salary you are paying, the region you are recruiting for, the economic situation etc.  

With a PPC campaign, you are paying for people to click through to your advert, not to apply for your job.  Therefore, it is really important that the advert we draft for you is as accurate as possible with the right keywords and the best job title to ensure that the site puts your advert in front of the right candidates.  If your PPC advert is not generating the results we would expect, we will be in touch to discuss at the earliest opportunity as there are other options.


I can advertise on Indeed for free, why would I choose PPC?

If you can get your adverts free on Indeed, then go for it!  Indeed, will allow some new accounts and even some established accounts to advertise for free. However, they will start charging you at some point.  By offering free advertising, Indeed has seen exponential growth, and this is one of the ways they can “hook” you in.  However, be aware that when you advertise a job for free, your job can quickly be buried under the PPC / paid-for adverts.  But if you can get it for free, for now, why wouldn’t you?


Further questions?

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team on 0113 322 7243

How to Attract Candidates as you Fight for Talent Against your Competitors

Vacancies have hit their Highest Levels Since Records Began How can you Ensure you Attract Talent Before your Competitors?

Although we've seen glimmers of hope in the job market during the lockdown period - the true light at the tunnel seems to be finally upon us restrictions will be ending.

Clients often ask - what's the market looking like this week? Are there any particular types of jobs I should be posting now? So, to answer your questions we've been keeping an close eye on all the industry news and have collated it to help you make your next recruitment move.

CV Library has seen promising increases  - jobs posted in management rose +23% week on week, electronics positions were up +21%, retail jobs spiked by +20%, medical/pharmaceutical/scientific grew by 18% and marketing jobs were up by +15%.  

At the other end of the scale, jobs posted in the much talked about hospitality sector dropped by -15%, as did roles in education. Public sector vacancies dipped by -14% whilst catering and the automotive and aerospace industry experienced an -8% decline. 

Are People Starting to Apply for Jobs again? Are they Choosing new Career Paths?

Positively, with the news that working from home will soon be ending for many - it seems some have used this opportunity to reassess the careers. Since 15th June, applications rose +2.4% when compared to the previous week. Applications to jobs in marketing rose by the highest percentage (+23%). Other industries with boosted applications were:  management +13%, customer services +9%, distribution +6% and hospitality +5.5%.

Reed agrees that the number of applicants has definitely increased. They explain that with the rise of 'claimant' unemployment, the number of job seekers applying for each vacancy has nearly doubled - rising from 1.1 per job in March 2020 to 2.2 in June 2021.

Their data shows that vacancies have hit their highest levels since records began -they believe the UK is currently in the midst of a jobs boom, with the labour market blossoming as it comes out of lockdown. Around 275,000 jobs were added to reed.co.uk in May – the highest level since February 2008. Reed credit this 'hiring spree' to a combination of ‘pandemic’ jobs – like in warehousing, logistics, IT and public services; alongside strong bouncebacks in hospitality, sales, construction and manufacturing. 

With all these New Candidates Now Looking for Work - which sectors are they Searching for? What Keywords do you need to use in Job Titles?

Flat Fee collate information from all the different job boards regularly and use the data to ensure we know how to advise you best. We want you to know which job boards are best suited to your vacancy and which keywords are going to get your vacancy the right exposure to relevant candidates.

We want the results you're given to give you confidence that by coming to Flat Fee, you're not just being offered a set package but that we're sure it's the best package for your company.

Here's an insight into what candidates are searching for today and how we can help them find your job post.


Sector New Candidates 

Candidate Desired Sector

Month on Month Growth

Hospitality & Catering


Customer Service






Graduate Training & Internships




IT & Telecoms




Transport & Logistics





Most Searched words last month 



part time

work from home






customer service



This is a list of the most popular titles candidates have registered in the last month    

sales assistant






warehouse operative






customer service




care assistant


administration assistant




retail assistant


support worker


customer service advisor






teaching assistant


delivery driver


accounts assistant


customer assistant




It's about so much more than just writing a job description - first you need the most relevant job title - this may mean changing it slightly from the norm to ensure we maximise the number of candidates with relevant skills are shown your advert. Then you want a short introduction about your company - why would Candidates want to work for you? Are you an established business with excellent career progression opportunities? A section towards the close about the benefits and USPs of your vacancy should help the applicant be certain that applying to your role could be the optimum next step forward in their career.

Want to know more about how Flat Fee's Full Service Consultancy can help you?

If you want to learn more about how Flat Fee uses industry facts and figures to support your adverts - please call us today 0113 3227243 on or email

What is The Best Job Title?

Best Job Title for Google


Question:  How important is my job title when advertising online?  

Answer: Very! 

The Job Title is probably the most important part of your advert, getting it right or wrong will have a direct impact on who sees your job and the number of candidates you will receive.      

 Although the content does have some relevancy in getting your ad listed high in a search, it is the Job Title that carries the most weight.  

We’ve put together the three best tips, given to us by the job boards, to help you pick the perfect job title and ensure your advert appears at the top of all searches. 

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