UPDATE 7.40PM: Site is now back and running normal (from what we can see). Any problems please get in touch. Thanks for your patience today.
UPDATE 6.50PM: Further testing has shown the site is now functionally working but there is an annoying piece of information about the maintenance showing at the top of the screen (and it’s not our maintenance message that we have control over).
UPDATE 6.40PM: Been advised site is available and working, but after our tests we don’t agree. Ticket has been raised and we await a response.
UPDATE 6.25PM: Site now being activated and final tests.
UPDATE 6.00PM: Awaiting on update from Lumesse on ETA.
UPDATE 5.05PM: There may be some confusion over times supplied to by the supplier, so expected time is now 6.00PM.
On Saturday 8th August the myjobscotland website will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.
We expect the website to be offline from 8am. Maintenance is expected to last for 9 hours to ensure comprehensive quality control. This timeframe has been determined by our service provider.
How does this affect me?
As of 8am on Saturday 8th August a holding page will appear when you go to www.myjobscotland.gov.uk. During this time you will not be able to:
- Register for an account
- Amend your account details
- Log-in to access your account
- View your application(s)
- Apply for a position
- Search for jobs
When will the website be back up?
At the moment we have been told that the scheduled maintenance will take 9 hours (8am – 5pm). The website will be up as soon as possible after the maintenance has been concluded. It would therefore be advisable to try to avoid accessing the website on Saturday 8th August and revisit the website on Sunday 9th August when all functions should be available e.g. register for an account, log-in, search for jobs, apply for jobs. However, we will publish any updates on the day via our social media channels and links to these will be accessible via the holding page that will be in place during this period. As it currently stands we are not aware of any jobs that will be closing on this date.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
The myjobscotland Team
The old myjobscotland website will be closing as of 5pm on Wednesday 30th September 2015.
As we moved across to the new website and database in January 2015 the period of nine months is a reasonable timeframe for previous candidates on the old site to access their old account and take a copy of their old information. If the timeframe was any longer then there is a real danger that the information will be out of date.
In addition, we have assumed a 3 months processing period (for the councils and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service) for any applications made up until Christmas 2014, and allowing for another 6 months for those accounts to become inactive again before being archived at the end of the 6 month period.
The following information is ONLY relevant to candidates who applied before January 2015 and who wish to take a copy of their old application forms.
If you did not apply on the myjobscotland website prior to January 2015 nor wish to take a copy of your old application forms then you need take NO further action.
Q: How do I access the old website?
To access the old website please go to https://old.myjobscotland.gov.uk/home or go to the current site www.myjobscotland.gov.uk and scroll to the bottom of the screen to click on the text ‘view my old myjobscotland account’ on the green banner.
Q: How do I login?
When you visit https://old.myjobscotland.gov.uk/home type in the email address and password you used when you previously accessed the old website prior to January 2015.
Q: I applied prior to January 2015 how do I access my old account?
If you applied for positions via the old myjobscotland website (prior to January 2015) and wish to take a copy of your previous applications please go to https://old.myjobscotland.gov.uk/home log-in, and either print your applications or copy and paste the text into a Word document and save it to e.g. your desktop/USB.
Q: What should I do if I can’t remember my password for the old website?
There is a forgotten password option. It is labelled ‘Forgotten your password? Click on the link below. Please email my password to me’ under the log-in button.
Please note if you enter your email address and there isn’t a live account on the old website linked to that email address, or you have made a typo, an error message will appear and it will say in red text:
“The email (username) entered does not exist on our system. Please make sure you have entered it correctly.”
You can try again if need be e.g. your email address without any mistakes.
If the system finds a live account linked to the email address you have input a forgotten password will be triggered to that email address. Please ensure you check junk/spam filters on your email account to help ensure the forgotten password email isn’t blocked.
Q: What if I don’t have a live account but I still would like to access my old applications to take a copy?
If you haven’t accessed your old account in over 6 months, or if your application isn’t set to Appointed, then your account will have been archived. To get an account unarchived please contact myjobscotlandATcoslaDOTgovDOTuk and state the following:
* I wish to have my account unarchived
* The email address on my account is: [insert your email address information]
* I have read the website terms and conditions [https://old.myjobscotland.gov.uk/termsandconditions]
We can then raise a case with our software providers to see if they can find an account linked to the email address you have stated in your email. If an account is found it will be unarchived between 1-3 working days and you will be contacted to advise you of this.
Once an account has been unarchived you can then go to the old website log-in page https://old.myjobscotland.gov.uk/home and log-in and/or trigger a forgotten password if need be and then log-in.
The last date for unarchiving requests will be Thursday 24th September 2015.
Q: How long do I have to access the old website?
The old website will be closed as of Wednesday 30th September 2015. That will have given candidates 9 months of access to the old site from when we moved over to the new website in January 2015.
Once the old website is closed no data can be retrieved and candidates will not be able to log-in to the old website and see their previous applications and take copies.
Should you wish to access your previous applications on the old website you need to take action no later than 24th September 2015 just in case your old account has been archived.
Q: How does this affect my new applications?
Applications on the new website will not be affected. This new site was launched 16th January 2015 and any application since then would have been made with new account details.
Q: How can I contact you for more information/advice?
You can either email myjobscotlandATcoslaDOTgovDOTuk or go to the Contact Us page on the website and click on the Ask Us tab.
We will respond to you as soon as possible during business hours (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm). There is no telephone helpline so please contact us using either of the methods noted above.
Mon 15th Jun, 3.30PM: The viewing submitted applications problem is due to be fixed by midnight tonight. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Fantastic Young People and Ambitious Staff
The Scottish Borders – Your Perfect Teaching Destination
We have a large number of permanent teaching vacancies in primary and secondary schools. Specialist training and support will be provided to help you achieve your goals in teaching.
Apply online by Thursday 26 March at www.myjobscotland.gov.uk and you will be guaranteed an interview for non-promoted posts at our Recruitment Day:
SATURDAY, 28 MARCH 2015 – 9:30AM
MACDONALD CARDRONA HOTEL
PEEBLES, EH45 8NE
For promoted posts, this is your opportunity to find out more about our headteacher vacancies. The Borders has the perfect balance of town and country life, and is a short distance from the city. Come along and speak to teachers, pupils and parents about what it is really like to live, work and learn in the Borders.
The schools here have a lovely community feel and having worked in 5 out of the 9 secondary schools – some on placement and some as work experience – I can safely say that the support I have received from all schools have been second to none.
Teacher of History & Social Subjects
HAWICK HIGH SCHOOL
Maths & ICT
French & Spanish
French & German
Craft, Design & Technology
Spanish & Italian
Business Studies & Computing
Geography & Modern Studies
Support for Learning
Jedburgh Grammar School
Channelkirk & Westruther
Cockburnspath & Coldingham
Ednam & Sprouston
Broughton & Newlands
On Monday (12th January 2015) we will start pointing our domain name to our brand new server and brand new website that we’ve been working on last year.
We don’t want you seeing different things so from Monday (and perhaps part of Tuesday) you will see a holding page (which you may have already seen, it may even be the reason you are currently reading this!) as that work begins.
Once we’re happy that most of you will be able to see the site (and that depends on how quickly Domain Name Servers [http://computer.howstuffworks.com/dns.htm] are updated) we’ll remove the holding page and you can start experiencing the new site for yourselves. You’ll still be able to log into the old site to review your previous applications until the end of March.
We’ve not been able to do any large scale user testing, and as we know we won’t get everything right first time we want you to get involved during January telling us what you like and don’t like through the feedback form link which will appear as a banner ad.
We’ll keep you up to date weekly on what suggestions have been made, and what we intend changing as a result.
Thank you for your patience and apologies for an inconvenience.
In our recent article about the upcoming switch to our new website in January 2015 we recommended that you take back-up copies of your previous application(s). Here’s a quick guide on how you can do this.
Once you have a copy of your previous application(s) you can paste information that you used to apply for jobs on the old website in to the new website. It’s always useful to have a back-up copy anyway for your records.
Backing up your myjobscotland account
- Visit the old myjobscotland site using the “View my old myjobscotland account” button on the homepage of the new myjobscotland website or directly using this link.
- Click on the text “Show Previous Applications” (if you have more than 1 application on your account this option will appear. If you have only 1 application go to the view/print summary option at the bottom of the screen)
- Select an application you would like to download and click on “View summary”
- Your application will appear in pop up window. Right click your mouse anywhere on the page and select “Save as”, or go to “File > Save as” on your browser.
5. Some alternative options are: a. to select the text you’d like to copy (CTR+C ) then open up a text editor such as Microsoft Word and paste (CTRL+V) or b. print off your application(s), scan them and save the file.
6. You can save the file containing your application(s) anywhere on your computer, or on a USB.
When it comes to applying for jobs on the new website you can use any saved application(s) as a reference, but you will need to input the data again e.g. copy and paste, or manually type in.
Here’s a great chance to earn whilst you learn with a Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration with Fife Council.
A Modern Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that leads to an industry approved qualification. The training can be both on and off-the-job, which means Modern Apprentices (MAs) learn the right mix of skills, abilities and knowledge. Give it a try, come on and apply.
To apply for Modern Apprentice – Business Administration (FIF012813) please visit the myjobscotland website using this link .
Fife, a great place to live and work
Great education, superb transport links, a growing economy and a wide range of leisure and housing choices, Fife has it all!
Fife lies on the east coast of Scotland, between Edinburgh and Dundee, and is one of Scotland’s fastest growing regions. We are going from strength to strength offering competitive employment opportunities coupled with quality alternatives to big city living and everything you would need for a healthy work life balance. As Edinburgh is in easy reach, Fife residents can also benefit from the amenities of Scotland’s capital city.
As well as great golf (St Andrews is home to the game after all) and leisure facilities, our countryside, wildlife and award winning beaches attract over a quarter of a million visitors every year.
Fife is also rich in history; it’s the birthplace of Adam Smith and Andrew Carnegie, as well as being the historic seat of Scottish Kings. If you are interested in culture, we have award winning community cultural festivals, theatres, libraries, museums and galleries.
The Kingdom of Fife is a place of contrast and opportunities, packed with potential.
Fife Council is the third largest authority in Scotland and the largest employer in Fife. We employ approximately 18,000 people to provide 900 different services to approximately 360,000 people and we have one of the highest overall customer satisfaction ratings for a council in the UK.
Our vision is to make Fife a great place to live, work, visit and invest. To realise this we are committed to working in partnership with other local organisations and local communities. Our shared boundaries and close links with other public sector organisations including Fife NHS and Police Scotland have helped us build a strong Community Planning Partnership.
Fife Council works with an annual budget of around £900 million and we pride ourselves on providing value for money services. But, like all public sector organisations, we are having to make our budget stretch further every year and will have to save significant sums of money in coming years.
We remain ambitious for Fife, we want our region to inspire others, to lead the way and be the best it can be, but we must address the inequalities across our communities.
To apply for Head of Economy, Planning and Employability (FIF011763) please visit the myjobscotland website using this link .
To apply for Head of Housing Services (FIF011764) please visit the myjobscotland website using this link.