I have also been attempting to use the uk job centre website (jobcentreplus - jobcentre minus minus more like). It is also truly rubbish. This evening it broke in a new way giving me an empty dropdown instead of allowing me to select full time or permenant (of course its another asp site - whenever I use an asp website I just know they don't know what they are doing and that programming is too hard for the poor little children they must pay to produce this crap).
The jobsearch makes jobserve look a) full and b) amazing. I mean - no keyword search all you can do is put job type and job title and then your town or postcode - only one area at a time of course.
What an incredible waste of time
I mean what puzzles me is how hard can it be to do a website - neither of these websites are doing anything hard - its all stuff that has been solved many times over and what any halfway competant web developer just out of 6th form could do better than in their sleep.
Maybe if they fired all these idiots I could replace a dozen or so and a) the internet might be useful and b) I could pay my mortgage.