Hi all, this is my first post on birmingham.io, so a quick intro about me - I’m a freelance .NET developer based near Redditch. In the past I’ve worked at a few software companies in Stratford-upon-Avon and Solihull.
I wanted to share a side-project I recently launched - https://localscope.co.uk
At the moment localScope is a job aggregator for developer jobs across Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. It only lists jobs that are direct with the employer, so no recruitment agencies. The aim of the site is to make it quicker and easier to discover developer jobs in your local area.
So why another jobs site?
To provide a single place to find the majority of jobs. I think far more companies are hiring directly now (or at least accepting direct applications in addition to referrals from recruiters), but job adverts seem to be scattered all over. Some companies are only advertising in one or two places and that may be their own website, Indeed, LinkedIn, TotalJobs, CWJobs, Reed, Stack Overflow Jobs etc.
To provide more information up-front for job searchers. I haven’t done much in this area yet other than a basic company page with links to Google Maps, LinkedIn, Twitter, Glassdoor etc. Ideally it would also include details such as holiday, working hours, flexi-time, remote working, benefits, team culture, type of work etc.
I appreciate this may only benefit certain job seekers, as I assume some experienced developers are able to move jobs based on their connections.
Hopefully some people find it useful and any feedback you have would be appreciated