Lap-dancing jobs advertised on Govt website – despite ban

Jobs in an explicit lap-dancing club have been placed on a Government vacancies site, despite the Coalition banning such adverts from appearing three years ago.

Vacancies for a Norwich based club – which offers “topless to fully nude dances” – featured on the Universal Jobmatch website last week.

They included jobs for a table top dancer and an entertainment dancer, and sought candidates who were “very well-groomed”.


The lap-dancing club says as well as offering “main-stage entertainment,” it also provides “private dances in our basement booths”, or on “dance beds from topless to fully nude”.

It adds: “Some of our booths are also equipped with poles for your very own private pole dancer to perform for you.”

Labour MP Stella Creasy criticised the job adverts, telling The Independent newspaper they were “degrading”.


People claiming jobseeker’s allowance must use Universal Jobmatch to look for work.

Miss Creasy said: “Someone in the job centre didn’t think. Even if it was a human error, it means nobody thought, ‘What are we doing telling people one way to get off benefits is to become a lap dancer?’

“It reveals the culture we still have to deal with, and the way women are portrayed.”


The Department for Work and Pensions said: “A small number of inappropriate adverts have been posted on Universal Jobmatch and we have introduced additional checks to address this.

“Where an inappropriate job is identified it is quickly removed.”

In 2010 the Government banned adverts for jobs that involve sexual stimulation from taxpayer-funded jobcentres.


Chris Grayling, the then Minister for Employment, said: “It’s absolutely wrong that the Government advertises jobs that could support the exploitation of people.”

He added: “We shouldn’t put vulnerable people in an environment where they’re exposed to these types of jobs and could feel under pressure to work in the sex industry.”

The ban was brought in after a public consultation revealed concern over the controversial ads appearing in jobcentres.