Why skilledpeople.com was created and the service we provide to match employers with candidates
The service costs employers £95 + VAT to post a job and search our database of experienced candidates. It is FREE for candidates to register and make full use of the site.
Skilledpeople.com collates full-time vacancies, part-time jobs, project work and self-employment opportunities in the UK for experienced and skilled jobseekers. There are opportunities for people resuming their careers after a break and for those in retirement seeking a new challenge or additional income.
Use the Quick Search at the top of this page to get an instant overview of the people and jobs registered with our site.
We recognise that some members want to work from home while others are looking for self-employed, consultancy or contract work. Many are from the baby boomer generation - fit, experienced, highly skilled and ready for work.
Anyone can join, but jobs for older people, specifically jobs for the over 50s, is a specialisation because skilledpeople.com focuses on providing established employers and start-up businesses with experienced jobseekers. Quite naturally, many of these experienced jobseekers are over 50.
Skilledpeople.com places jobs into a number of different industry sectors, including: accountancy, marketing, sales, planning, safety and IT. Members can register their industry preferences, and can also conduct their own searches for full-time jobs, part-time work, contract-work and short projects within all business and industry categories.
Jobs for over 50s, jobs for people made redundant and retirement jobs can be found in any county, town or postcode in the UK or by searching for keywords, such as “marketing role”.
Completing the jobseeker online registration process will create a CV to impress a potential employer.
Find a job free of charge at skilledpeople.com
Employers of both established businesses and start-up businesses can search the database after registering.
For registered employers, skilledpeople.com will check the membership database every time a new member joins and check for any Jobseekers who match jobs they have registered. All job vacancies posted on the skilledpeople.com website are divided in to industry sectors to ensure that suitable jobseekers are quickly identified.
Employers who choose to recruit staff through skilledpeople.com have access to people with a wide range of skills and qualities, including those who are:
honest, physically fit, flexible, persuasive, reliable, good timekeepers, familiar with basic computer skills, good with numbers/figures, good at presenting, good at letter writing, good at report writing, in possession of good driving records, able to do several things at once, able to work without supervision/on their own initiative, always thinking of better ways to do things, good at coming up with new ideas, able to solve problems, good at making decisions, experienced at managing projects, good at getting things done, good organisers, willing to question processes or the way things are done, good at encouraging others, experienced at supervising others, good at managing people, experienced team leaders, experienced managers, experienced directors/general managers, good at dealing with customers, experienced at retail sales, experienced at telesales, experienced at business to business sales, good at making and maintaining contacts, good with people on the phone, successful negotiators.
Employers can advertise a job vacancy so that any visitor to the site, whether a registered candidate or not, can see the basic details of their job.
Jobseekers can be recruited on a full-time, part-time, contract or Project basis. The jobseekers who sign up for short term Project work are called the skilledpeople.com Silver Bullets.
Skilledpeople.com Silver Bullets cover all industries, from Advertising to Warehousing, with job functions ranging from Accountancy to Writing. Their backgrounds match, and in many cases exceed, those of consultants within the large management consultancy firms – yet, at £185 per day, they charge a fraction of what you’d have to pay a KPMG or Deloittes.
At skilledpeople.com, start-up businesses can find highly experienced, skilled people from backgrounds including: finance, administration, operations, IT, sales, marketing, public relations and customer services to help grow their business.
The Charges for posting job ads are extremely reasonable.
Using skilledpeople.com as a recruitment resource will enable employers to provide positive evidence that, in their search for experienced staff, they have actively considered mature people who, before the 2006 Age Discrimination legislation, may have escaped their radar.
Employers should use skilledpeople.com to:
Reach skilled employees who have valuable, practical experience and can “hit the road running”
Reach people who are willing to be flexible with regard to working hours and their terms of engagement
Reach experienced people who are actively looking for employment – people who actually want to work!
Reach employees who are conscientious, good at time keeping and able to act as mentors to younger staff
Demonstrate compliance with the Age Discrimination legislation, by pro-actively seeking employees from the older age groups
Target mature, experienced people without falling foul of the discriminatory descriptions attributed to the legislation
Specifically target people who have the appropriate skill-set for a vacancy
Avoid potential problems with retirement legislation by employing mature people on short-term fixed contracts or on a short-term project basis
‘Quick search’ the database of members with anonymity and without the fuss of registering
Post vacancies quickly and efficiently without the need to meet and brief an agency recruiter, face to face
Receive immediate notification if a candidate suitable for your post registers with skilledpeople.com
Make direct contact with suitable candidates without the involvement of recruitment agencies
Recruit experienced people without incurring huge agency fees
Quickly access CVs and prospect for the right employees
In summary, skilledpeople.com is the one-stop-shop, matching employers with experienced people who are seeking: full-time employment, part-time jobs, self-employment, contract-work or voluntary positions.
Still not sure about using the internet to advertise your vacancy or find a new job? Take a look at this article in our Viewpoint section.
Skilledpeople is part of the Laterlife network of websites helping the over 50s get more out of their working and social lives. Laterlife.com has been created to help people aged over 50 get more out of life. You can read more about it here.