For Core Funded Resourcing Posts - Please ensure the relevant steps for requesting a post have completed before requesting advertising. The policy of the university is to advertise all vacancies (both temporary and permanent) in line with our Recruitment and Selection Policy. UCD HR Resourcing Team is responsible for the placement of all resourcing advertisements.
On occasion, you may also wish to promote your vacancy in specialist publications. Again, the assigned HR Resourcing Administrator can advise you of your options here, but it is important to note that costs incurred as a result of additional advertising will largely be borne by the School / Unit rather than UCD HR.
Advertising in international press/journal sources: Journals can be useful for targeting a specific market but they are a costly option. These advertisements require assistance from our external advertising agency.
Please note that, as UCD HR will be subject to agency deadlines, timelines and competition closing dates are likely to be impacted upon.
Web-based advertisements: Benefits include faster placement and cost-effectiveness. UCD HR wills often being able to directly list your vacancy without assistance from our external advertising agency.
UCD HR Resourcing holds a limited central fund for the cost of advertising non-research funded positions. This covers advertising in our composite based advertising in national press and an additional specialised web-site listing. It may also support limited additional advertising for specialist or traditionally difficult to fill position. Additional advertisement costs will be charged to the School / Unit.
Enquiries to publications seeking projected costs may themselves incur a charge as copy has to be prepared in order to estimate cost of placing the advertisement.
Press and journal listings are significantly more expensive than web-sites, but in either case HR will seek to establish final costs before a decision to proceed is made.
Once your post has been approved the details will be passed to an assigned HR Resourcing Administrator in the form of a newly approved Competition.
S/he in turn will email you immediately in order to inform you that they are coordinating this resourcing, and also, that they will shortly be advertising the post in line with pre-defined minimum standards.
Alternatively, please go to UCD HR Resourcing Contact List to visualise the contact details from all members of the UCD HR Resourcing: Resourcing Contact List
No; Once approved, your post will be advertised on UCD’s Job Opportunities webpage within 24-48 of it being allocated to a HR Resourcing Administrator.
The HR Resourcing Administrator will also followed up with additional web listings as per the pre-defined minimum advertising standard. Depending on the closing date your post will also be included in the next available Irish Times composite press ad, should you not request otherwise.
Press advertising, and in particular the default Irish Times composite ad, may not always be the most appropriate option when it comes to attracting candidates in your target audience.
If you believe that a particular post will not benefit from inclusion in our regular Irish Times press ad, be sure to inform your HR Resourcing Administrator so s/he can omit it from any planned advertisements; s/he will also be happy to discuss any advertising alternatives you may wish to propose.
The Resourcing Process section of this webpage outlines clearly the Supplementary / specialist advertising available to you should you with to target additional (or alternative) press and/or websites suitable for the advertising of your vacancy.
The cost of advertising will generally dictate the amount of advertising which takes place.
UCD HR Resourcing Team will facilitate the advertising or your post on any number of locations i.e. press/journals and/or web-sites, having first confirmed your willingness to cover the estimated costs.
UCD HR Resourcing Team will attempt to place your ad in any location you request, but certain membership based distribution lists are often outside our advertising scope.
In these instances HR will seek to register the University as a member of the site with a view to gaining access to a targeted distribution list. When membership is restricted to professionals and/or colleagues of a particular discipline, it is recommended that you check to see if a colleague within the School is already a member of the site, and therefore, able to submit an advertising request on our behalf.
No, with support from our external advertising agency HR is able to target any press/journal or website worldwide, assuming of course they are publically selling advertising space and funding exists to cover the expense.
HR Resourcing Team would strongly recommend you forgo the expense of advertising in press/journal locations the ability to place a web based alternative is available.
Apart from being more cost effective, the level of detail HR can place in a web ad would not be restricted in the same way published advertisements would be i.e. cost is relative to size. In both cases you will reach your target audience, but a web-listing will always remain visible for longer.
As an incentive, some press / journal sources will often include a free web-listing on their site should you agree to place a published ad. Unfortunately, this will often mean that a particular web-site is restricted to advertisers who have paid to advertise in the Journal.
Specialist or individual advertisements should only contain the essential elements necessary to attract applicants and refer them to complete details held on UCD’s Job Opportunities webpage. This minimalist style also serves to reduce the overall cost of placing press/journal advertisements.
The assigned HR Resourcing Administrator will aim to facilitate placement of your vacancy on all web locations that allow direct access. When specialist press/journal, and in some cases, web-based advertisements are sought s/he may need to your request on to a colleague responsible for centrally managing specialist press and web based advertising.
Costs for both journal and web-based advertising can vary greatly, but on the whole the cost of specialist press/journal advertisements are often in excess of a €1000, whilst a web-based advertisement may cost as little as €40.
HR Resourcing does have subscription based memberships with a number of web-advertising locations and your post can be advertised on these sites free of charge; including appropriate research funded posts.