Advertising the job

An employer has an obligation to ensure that recruitment advertising is carried out in a non-discriminatory manner.

A good job advertisement should:

  • give enough information so that candidates can decide whether to apply, for example, the location, pay range, summary of role and length of contract;
  • state the skills and experience needed for the role;
  • not discriminate;
  • state whether applicants should send a CV or complete an application form; and
  • state a deadline for responses.

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has produced a useful guide to recruitment advertising.  It can be accessed via the ‘External Links’ section.

Last updated: 18 July 2019