It is so frustrating and hugely time consuming to have to complete the same details and in a different format for applications for teaching posts! Firstly unlike other employment where CV's are acceptable, Schools and Colleges force you to complete their 'Application Form' Some online, some in Word.doc some in a PDF but all, although each institution has their own unique form effectively they are asking more or less the Same Information! Now the technology exists to streamline this process! What with compare websites and similar websearch tools and engines like Trivago etc it would be possible for each qualified teacher or lecturer to put their details onto such a site (if such a sit exists please let me know) It then could immediately have Varified DBS status it could have all your qualifications (varified) all your CPD and training certificates it could have you employment record your passport or work permit, your drivers licence even your tax details as well as your geographic region and subject specialism. It could hold your Supporting statement for why you work within your specialist area and also what other skillsets and useful experience you have to further qualify. WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR?!?! Then schools and or colleges HR Departments could find you instead of turning to agencies. Even if you are employed people are often looking to improve their earnings or work more within their specialism or work nearer their home and could leave their status as 'Open' so they could be head hunted. Applicants could 'One Click' apply instead of putting aside 2 and a half hours cutting and pasting details into a online application that shuts down half way through. If only schools and Colleges would streamline everything and get together on this issue we would all surely be a lot better off wouldn't we? The only people that would lose out are the teaching employment agencies... Surely even the government would want this?