Universal Jobmatch

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

RE: Recruitment websites

Can you write to me with guidance on when I fully register and use recruitment job match web sites like monster.co.uk, jobsite.co.uk, fish4.co.uk, indeed.co.uk etc I will be required, as a mandatory condition of my Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) to:

1. Become a Government Gateway registered user of the new DWP Universal Jobmatch?
2. Provide Jobcentre Plus (JCP) staff with my unique Government Gateway registered ID?
3. Allow DWP and JCP staff access to my Universal Jobmatch (UJ) account?

4. Please provide me with a copy of your internal guidance or other local JCP office instructions issued to frontline JCP staff/advisers that my JSA will not be sanctioned if I only consent to register with monster.co.uk, jobsite.co.uk, fish4.co.uk, indeed.co.uk etc and not UJ?

In your reply please note the following information published by the DWP on UJ:

“Q8. Does everyone have to register to search for jobs?
No, but if not, jobseeker’s will not be able to access all the facilities listed in
question 7.”

“Q13. Will claims to benefit be affected by the service?
No, this is a job posting and matching service, which is open to everyone, not just benefit claimants and is not connected to any claims.”

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/universal-job...

Original faqs published: 08 Aug 2012

6. So I can understand UJ from a fully informed consent point of view, can you please advise what happens if I give the DWP or JCP access to my UJ account, what exactly will they be able to see and do on it and expect of me as a consequence?

7. If a job is advertised on UJ and I want to apply to the employer will you be able to provide me with the employer’s contact details so I can apply direct without having to use UJ?

8. When a JCP or DWP staff member informs me of a suitable job on UJ, will I be sanctioned if I choose not to use UJ to apply for the job but prefer to apply direct to the employer?

9. If DWP or JCP staff refuse to provide me with the details of any employer advertising a suitable job on UJ, will I sanctioned if I do not consent to use UJ to apply because the DWP or JCP staff refuse to let me make the Job application without using UJ?

10. If I give DWP or JCP staff access to my UJ account does this currently or may in the future mean your external contractor’s staff , like those delivering the Work Programme, will also have the same degree of access?

I'd be grateful if you send me the information by post and via e-mail

Yours faithfully,

Bryan

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