Best Job Sites for UK Employers

There are many job sites out there so it can sometimes be a confusing space for employers to decide which boards are the best bet to post their new roles. Thankfully, Get Staffed are here to help! Free job sites, paid job sites and those that are somewhere in between – we have provided a summary of all the leading job boards in the UK to give you some clarity on the best places to advertise your new roles to attract more great candidates 


Paid Job Sites

Two of the market-leading job sites have now partnered to create one of the largest hiring platforms in the UK. Totaljobs and Jobsite give you access to 21 million job seekers and posting your advert to one of the sites will lead to it being promoted across both the boards plus even more job sites in their network.  


List price to advertise: £149

With around 200,000 live jobs, Reed is one of the most popular job sites in the UK. Depending on the level of service you decide on, you may add your brand to your job advert for a personal touch and they will even send your role directly to up to 250 of the best suited candidates.  


List price to advertise: £150 

Monster offer a range of services to cater for various recruitment needs. This includes the option to simply post a job to their site through to a dedicated recruiter creating a shortlist of candidates and promoting your advert directly to the best fit. Your role will also be boosted to the top of searches every 7 days to give it the best chance to reach the right candidate.  


List price to advertise: £130 

Guardian Jobs pride themselves on matching employers and candidates with shared values. The board is a subsidiary of The Guardian which is a renowned newspaper and media group so your job can reach their millions of readers with your advert as well as those actively searching for jobs.   


List price to advertise: £750 

CV Library is another job site with an extensive network of partner boards to give your role extra exposure. These range from free boards to sector specific sites to target a wider pool of candidates. CV Library also have an excellent rating on Trustpilot so they are highly recommended by their users! 


List price to advertise: £149  

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Free Job Sites

Adzuna is a job search engine specifically that aggregates jobs from thousands of sources online. The site provides extra services such as job market data insights to help employers to target the right areas and software to value candidate CVs.

Facebook launched their job function in 2017 which allows recruiters to post new roles to the site’s public job board. This allows people looking for work to apply directly to the role and for instant communication between the business and candidates for a faster hire.   

Find A Job is a job site provided by the UK government with over 125,000 live jobs. The site allows employers to directly post job advertisements and is actively used by Job Centres across the country to link people who are searching for work with relevant employers.

Glassdoor is known widely as the site that allows current and former employees to anonymously review their employers and share salaries. The site is also an active job board where employers can attract more candidates based on a positive score.

Google’s job board extension collects roles from across the web and places them in front of candidates searching for the relevant roles. It is a great platform to reach candidates searching ‘marketing jobs near me’ for example, employers cannot post directly to Google for Jobs though so your role will only appear through a separate job site.


The Simply Hired model is based on only paying for clear results. You can advertise your role to thousands of candidates for free and will only be charged when you move forward to interviews and hiring. This is beneficial if your role is likely to receive many clicks or applications from unsuitable candidates as it helps you prevent unnecessary spending.

Free and Paid Options


Indeed is probably the most well-known job board across the world, welcoming 250 million unique visitors to their site each month. The site also has a huge CV database so you can search directly for candidates that are suitable for your role. Indeed offer free job advertising but the benefits of choosing a sponsored advert is clear as they are more than 3.5 times as likely to lead to a hire.


The number 1 social media platform for building professional connections with over 740 million members across the world. LinkedIn has evolved into a top platform for matching employers with candidates as 3 people are hired every minute through the site. LinkedIn offers the option to advertise new roles for free but employers who pay for promoted adverts receive triple the number of applicants.

So we have told you about all the best job sites in the UK, but you might still be struggling to decide which board to choose advertise on? Why not all of them!? We give our customers access to all these boards with our premium advertising package for just £299 per campaign – saving you over £1000 compared to advertising on the boards directly. And if you’re happy to advertise on every board apart from Guardian Jobs, CV Library and LinkedIthen it is just £199 for our standard package! Advertise your role on our market-leading network of job sites for a fairer price.  

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