FAQ for Jobseekers

  1. How do I create a Job Seekers Account?
  2. What if I've forgotten my password?
  3. What is a Job Seekers Dashboard?
  4. How do I search for vacancies posted on EducationPosts.ie?
  5. Can I have email alerts sent directly to my email inbox for new job posts?
  6. Can I save jobs and return to view them later?
  7. How do I apply for vacancies advertised on EducationPosts.ie?
  8. Where do I source the Standard Application Form required for some job posts at primary level?
  9. What is the purpose of the ‘My CV’ facility?
  10. Is EducationPosts.ie a recruitment agency?
  11. How do I find out what qualifications I need to teach in a primary school in Ireland?
  12. How do I delete my EducationPosts.ie account?
  13. If I have a query, how do I contact EducationPosts.ie?
  14. What is TextaSub and is it available for all posts at all levels?
  15. How do I register with TextaSub?
  16. Why do I have to provide a teacher registration number to avail of the TextaSub service?

How do I create a Job Seekers Account?

Job Seekers can create an account by either selecting the ‘Register as a Job Seeker’ button on the home page or by selecting ‘Register’ in the search bar. You can then follow the steps to create a Job Seekers account.

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What if I've forgotten my password?

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.

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What is a Job Seekers Dashboard?

Once a job seeker has created an account, you will be provided with a personalised dashboard within your account. This will allow you to easily view key features of the site relevant to job seekers. You can view and amend your Personal Details, view your Saved Jobs, register or amend your Email Alerts Subscription, register or renew your TextaSub Subscription (primary level), avail of the CV template and register for Newsletters from EducationPosts.ie containing relevant education information.


How do I search for vacancies posted on EducationPosts.ie?

To view adverts on EducationPosts.ie 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 also avail of the Search function on the home page. You can search for posts according to level, county / country, Status of Post and Category of Vacancy. You can also filter by subject at post-primary level.


Can I have email alerts sent directly to my email inbox for new job posts?

You can subscribe to receive job post email alerts that match the criteria you specify.  Once you have successfully registered with the site, log-in and select ‘My Account’ from the search bar. Within your dashboard view, select ‘Email Alert Subscription’. You can then select the job post vacancy types that you would like to receive, such as by county / location, level, Category of Vacancy and subject.


Can I save jobs and return to view them later?

Yes, once you are logged in you can save jobs to your dashboard view and return to view them later. You can save jobs in the search table view by selecting the active button to the right hand side of the advert and then select ‘Add to my saved jobs’. You can also save jobs within a specific job post advert view by selecting the middle button ‘Save this job to my profile’.


How do I apply for vacancies advertised on EducationPosts.ie?

All jobs advertised on EducationPosts.ie will specify the application requirements and means to apply on each individual advert (such as via post, email, online application, etc). You cannot apply for advertised job posts directly on EducationPosts.ie.


Where do I source the Standard Application Form required for some job posts at primary level?

The Standard Application Form for principals, teachers, resource teachers and Special Needs Assistants are located in the Resources tab of the site by selecting ‘Application Forms’.

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What is the purpose of the ‘My CV’ facility?

The 'My CVs' facility within the Job Seekers dashboard is for use by registered 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 your account. 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.

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Is EducationPosts.ie a recruitment agency?

EducationPosts.ie is not a recruitment agency, but provides a facility for schools / organisations to advertise vacancies online and for job seekers to search for vacancies.

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

The Teaching Council is the professional body for teaching in Ireland and regulates standards in the profession at both primary and post primary 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 www.teachingcouncil.ie.

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How do I delete my EducationPosts.ie account?

Ensure you are logged into your account and go to your dashboard view. Select ‘My Account’ from the top right. You can then select ‘Delete My Account’.

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If I have a query, how do I contact EducationPosts.ie?

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

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

TextaSub is a service currently available at primary level only. It enables primary schools to send free text alerts to registered substitute teachers who are registered as available for subbing work in up to two counties. Those registered with TextaSub are then required to contact the advertising school directly to advise of their willingness to avail of the available short term substitute post.

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How do I register with TextaSub?

Further information is provided in the TextaSub section in the search bar of EducationPosts.ie. TextaSub is currently only available to fully qualified primary school teachers only. Teachers are required to supply a valid Teaching Council number in order to register for TextaSub. Subscriptions can be selected for up to two counties. All subs are required to renew their subscription if they are available to work every 7 days to continue to receive the text messages.

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

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 and that of the Teaching Council to ensure that all subscribers are fully qualified primary school teachers.