Universal Jobmatch

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From: Bryan

13 November 2012

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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