Suffolk Jobs Direct

Find out about the latest news, information and history about Suffolk County Council’s partnership with the Suffolk Jobs Direct jobs site.

Suffolk Jobs Direct is a jobs site run by the Suffolk Advertising Service, which is a part of Suffolk County Council.

Important news

Launch of the Suffolk County Council’s career site

Suffolk County Council is, in partnership with Suffolk Jobs Direct, launching a new career site that will provide a central place for all Suffolk County Council jobs.

View the new Suffolk County Council career site.

Re-launch of Suffolk Jobs Direct

Behind the scenes we have been busy switching over to a new system that makes the site work. This will see us launch a new look site in June 2021.

This means that any registered applicants on our current site will need to:

  • manage and personally store any information (i.e. work history) you wish to retain
  • save any old applications you wish keep hold of
  • re-register on the new Suffolk Jobs Direct site once it is available.

Find out more

View our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) find out about the changes taking place.


What is Suffolk Jobs Direct (SJD)?

This site is the leading specialist jobs board dedicated to promoting job vacancies in the public and third sectors across Suffolk and the surrounding areas.

What are the main types of jobs advertised on the site?

  • School and teaching jobs
  • Further and Higher Education jobs
  • Local Government jobs
  • Early years and childcare jobs
  • Social care and Healthcare jobs
  • Charities and not-for-profit sector jobs
  • Site activity

Site Traffic

On average the site has:

  • over 1,500,000 million visits each year
  • 9,000,000 million pages viewed each year
  • more than 200 live jobs per week
  • over 5,000 job seekers signed up for email alerts
  • over 27,000 active registered job seekers

Associated job sites

Suffolk Jobs Direct hosts several organisation career sites, which include:

  • Suffolk County Council career site
  • East Suffolk Council career site
  • Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council career site
  • Broadland District Council and South Norfolk Council career site


Launched in 2005, Suffolk Jobs Direct is a jobs site run by the Suffolk Advertising Service which is an in-house advertising agency of Suffolk County Council.

Development took place in 2007 on the software running behind the site, which saw it install and be powered by Recruit from Abacus Group.

Currently, the site is in the process of moving over to the Oracle Recruiting Cloud (ORC) product from Oracle Corporation.