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Job Opportunity Platform Launched for Ukrainian Ad Industry Professionals


Advertising Association is sharing the job opportunity platform created by The Polish National Association SAR in collaboration with the Ukrainian National Association

Job Opportunity Platform Launched for Ukrainian Ad Industry Professionals

Our industry continues to work on new ways to support our Ukrainian colleagues. The Polish National Association SAR has created a job opportunity platform – – in collaboration with the Ukrainian National Association. This is a platform connecting Ukrainian advertising professionals with employers from other European countries. Immediate UK job vacancies can be advertised on a remote basis while the UK Government is currently regulating the status for Ukrainians arriving in the UK. is aimed at Ukrainian specialists of our marketing and communication industry looking for new opportunities, whether those are in a foreign country or remote. 

If you are an ad agency, a media agency, a production company, or a client and are recruiting, please head to the link below and post your job vacancies. Advertising Association will be reaching out to its members to do so too and if you can share this link with other relevant companies, please do. 

Head here to access the platform.  

Guidance for UK businesses wanting to offer their support:

Posting a job based in the UK 

If you are planning to post a role which would require Ukrainian Nationals to be based in the UK, please note that this will be subject to the UK Government’s visa requirements. Currently, the Government has two visa schemes available to support Ukrainian nationals leaving the country:  

Family visa scheme 

  • This scheme is for Ukrainians who have an immediate or extended family member in the UK. That family member must have British nationality, indefinite leave to remain in the UK, settled status or proof of permanent residence.  
  • Ukrainian refugees are advised to apply at a Visa Application Centre (VAC) in countries including Poland, Romania, Hungary and Moldova, where they need to provide biometric information, such as fingerprints. 
  • Applications from refugees who have a Ukrainian passport can now be made entirely online. They will need to provide biometric information once they arrive in the UK. 

Local Sponsorship Scheme  

  • The Local Sponsorship / Homes for Ukraine Scheme will open on Friday 18 March, to provide a route for Ukrainians without any family ties to the UK to be matched with individuals, charities, businesses, and community groups as their sponsors. 
  • Those who come under this scheme will also be granted leave for an initial period of three years and able to work and access public services. 
  • The Government will provide more detailed guidance on this scheme in the coming days 

Posting a job to be done remotely outside the UK 

If you are UK-based business that is advertising a role intended for Ukrainian nationals to be done remotely, there could be some barriers that must be considered before posting. For example: 

  • International data transfers: Currently, the UK does not have a data agreement with Ukraine. Therefore, if the role you are posting requires a Ukrainian national based in Ukraine (or elsewhere outside the EU) to process personal data, you should consider the appropriate safeguards that need to be in place, such as alternative transfer mechanisms (SCCs). The ICO’s guidance on international data transfers can be found here.  
  • Tax: It is important consider whether an employee working remotely in another country creates risks of (a) income tax or social security liability in that country or (b) whether there is a risk that you are deemed as having created a “permanent establishment” in that country for corporation tax purposes. 
  • Intellectual Property: It is important to ensure that your employment contracts are carefully drafted to ensure appropriate provisions covering intellectual property (IP) created by an employee.  
  • Employment Rights: Employees working remotely may be subject to the local employment protections (minimum pay, annual leave) in the country they are based in.

There are lots of resources online on the legal considerations with regards to employees working remotely from overseas. Some examples can be found here, here and here

Please note the above information is not exhaustive and is not legal advice. If you have any questions regarding the points covered here, you should seek legal advice before advertising your role(s).  

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Advertising Association, Mon, 21 Mar 2022 12:19:15 GMT