Help Adding a Job or Volunteer Position

The first thing to know about adding content is that you need to be registered and logged in to CommunityNI. If you're not already registered, you can go here to do that. It's free.

If you're already registered and logged in, you may either add a job from My Account or by clicking on 'Add Jobfrom the menu in the Jobs section of the site.

Once you've clicked to create a job, add your recruitment information. You'll notice some boxes are labelled with a red asterisk*, which means they are compulsory fields and you won't be able to publish your job without filling them in.

Tips about what to include in your listing:

It will make your posting more appealing to people browsing the site and receiving job alerts if it includes:

  • a salary range and weekly hours
  • a named contact (rather than 'HR Manager' etc)
  • any downloads the applicant will need to get further information or apply
  • add a link to your website if you have one, so that people can find out more about you, as well as your job vacancy
  • add categories, job roles, and keywords tags to help people find the right job for them


If you have a funder or project logo that needs to be included, the 'Funders/Supporters' section will allow you to upload images in png, gif, jpg, jpeg formats.

Application forms and other files

You can choose to link to your own website if you have information and forms located there, but if you don't have that option, you can add application forms, personnel specs, etc. as downloadable files to your post.

Upload any accompanying files that applicants will need to complete their application.

If you are including an application form, make sure there are clear instructions for applicants on how to submit their completed applications — either on the form or in the job posting itself

Publishing and scheduling

Make sure your contact details are correct and hit 'Save and publish'.

Your job will show up in the job listings and under your organisation's profile page.

If you don't want to publish straight away, you can still save the post (by selecting 'Save as unpublished' instead). You can then publish at a later date.

Alternatively, you can set the 'Publish on' date and time to schedule the publication time of the item. You have to use 'Save and publish' when you do this or it will continue to be unpublished even after this date. If this field isn't used then any post that you save and publish will appear immediately.

The 'Unpublish on' field can be used to automatically unpublish the post on a certain day and time. Make sure that this isn't before the application closing date though!

Please note that job postings will be automatically unpublished a couple of days after the closing date to keep site content relevant.

Need to change something?

You'll find a list of all the content you've added to the site in your My Account. There's always a chance you may need to change or add something, and we hope we've made that easy for you. Simply go to the article you'd like to change and click on the 'Edit' tab above the article heading. This will allow you to review and edit the information you originally added. Once you've made your changes, just click 'save' again. 

Still need advice?

If you don't see the information you need here, the answer might be in our FAQs.