Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I advertise a vacancy on

A:  Place your cursor over the ‘Advertise a Post’ tab on the horizontal menu tool bar.  Scroll down and click through to the level (pre-school, primary level, second level, third level, International & Other) at which you wish to advertise your vacancy.  Follow the simple steps to complete the on-line vacancy form. 
Alternatively you can view a video tutorial on how to upload your advert to  Click here to view the list of tutorials or go to the ‘About’ tab on the horizontal menu tool bar, scroll to ‘How to video tutorials’, click through and select your tutorial. 
Once the vacancy has been uploaded, reviewed and activated by the webmaster, it will be active on the site until the application closing date has been reached.

Q: When will my advert be activated on

A: Adverts are activated every 3-4 hours during office hours (9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday).  Adverts uploaded to the website after 5.00pm on Friday or anytime on Saturday and Sunday will be activated the following Monday. For public holidays, adverts will be activated the next working day.

Q: How do I search for vacancies posted on

A: To view adverts on go to the ‘Search’ tab on the horizontal menu tool bar.  Scroll and click through to the relevant category.  Please note that job-seekers will not be able to view the content of the adverts until they have registered with the site.  

You can manually search through the vacancies on the website.  The search can be refined with the search tools provided in the primary level category – by county, category, status, etc. You can also filter by subject at second level. You can click the headings to filter in order.

You can subscribe to receive email vacancy alerts that match the criteria you specify.  Once you have successfully registered with the site, log-in and select ‘Profile’. Select ‘Email Alert Subscriptions’ and within that you can select the level/categories and counties that you would like to receive email alerts for.

Q: How do I get a copy of the vacancy advert that I uploaded to the site?

A: Once you have uploaded an advert to you will receive an email, to the email address provided, containing a unique Advert ID and query code. On the main menu bar, select Advertise and ‘View Advert Status’. Enter the Advert ID and query code number to view a copy of the advert. You can print or save the advert.

Q: What if I've forgotten my password?

A: Click on the Forgot Password link.  This is located directly below the log-in registration section. Enter your email address and click submit.  An email will be sent to you that will enable you to reset your password.  Please check your junk/spam folder as this email may sometimes be redirected.

Q: What does it cost to place a vacancy on

A: Advertising a vacancy for a Department of Education school or educational organisation such as an Education Training Board (ETB), college, professional association etc is free of charge. A fee may apply to agencies and other profit-making organisations and individuals to advertise their vacancy on For further information, please email

Q: What vacancies are to be advertised in the ‘International & Other’ section?

A: It can be used by any organisation, college, institution, agency, etc to advertise an education related post. For example, temporary volunteer teacher posts in overseas charitable organisations, teaching posts in the prison service, education officer posts in VECs or similar organisations, support office posts in IPPN and other education-related associations.

Q: How many jobs are advertised on

A:  In 2016, there were over 13,000 education related positions advertised on There were over 16,000,000 page views and over 937,000 users throughout the year.

Q: What is TextaSub and is it available for all posts at all levels?

A: TextaSub is an online service that enables members to send free text alerts to qualified primary school teachers who are available for subbing work in up to two relevant counties.  Teachers are required to supply a valid Teaching Council number in order to register for TextaSub. All Subs are required to renew their subscription if they are available for work every 7 days.

Q: Why do I have to provide a teacher registration number to avail of the TextaSub service?

A:  TextaSub is a free service provided by the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN), which is the professional body representing primary school principals. It is a service provided for the benefit and convenience of primary school leaders to enable them to access fully qualified substitute teachers quickly and efficiently.  All teacher registration numbers are validated through our system to ensure that all subscribers are fully qualified primary school teachers.

Q What is the purpose of the My CV facility?

A: The 'My CV' facility within the 'Profile' section is for use by job-seekers only. The purpose of the facility is to enable job-seekers to create a CV using an easy-to-use template then save it to their profile. You can then download it and either print it or email it to potential employers. Note: Potential employers do NOT have access to any CVs stored on the site.

Q: How do I find out what qualifications I need to teach in a primary school in Ireland?

A: The Teaching Council is the professional body for teaching in Ireland and regulates standards in the profession at both primary and second level.  The council addresses all queries concerning eligibility and qualifications to teach in Ireland. Key website links can be accessed via the ‘About’ tab on the horizontal menu tool bar.  The website address for the Teaching Council is

Q: If I have a query, how do I contact

A: is a web based service and all queries need to be submitted by email.  To access the feedback form on, go to the ‘About’ tab on the tool bar and select ‘Contact Us’ to use the electronic form.  Alternatively you can email us on