How to complete the Online Job Application form
How to apply online and appointments
The online application form plays a crucial part in the selection process. It is therefore vital that you complete this form as fully and accurately as possible, even if you already work for the Council. The following advice is designed to help you, particularly if you do not have experience of filling in online application forms. All information you include is confidential.
If you are having difficulties applying online, please contact the Human Resources tem on 01992564291.
Download and have a look at the relevant documents related to the role you are interested in. It is important to read the advertisement, Job Description Person Spec and Limits of Authority carefully as these will tell you what skills/behaviours, ability, knowledge and experience we are looking for.
Click on the link ‘Apply for this job’.
You now need to complete the application form, which is divided into the following sections:
Education and Qualifications
Relatives and other interests
Click on the + sign(next to show section) to open each section, and the - sign to close it. You must complete all sections, and provide answers to all relevant questions.
You will need to state how you meet the requirements for the job. Think carefully about why you are a suitable applicant for the post. Relate your skills, behaviours, knowledge and experience to the duties of the post as fully as possible. Take into consideration paid or unpaid work you have done in the past and any work you are doing now.
You may find it useful when completing your supporting statement to address the knowledge, qualifications, skills/behaviours and experience section of the job advert. We can only consider what you have stated in your application. We cannot make assumptions.
In the 'experience' section, there are nine text areas where you can tell us how you meet the requirements for the job.
You may find it useful to type your answers onto a word document first and then copy and paste it into these areas.
You can save your application and sign out anytime you like and come back at any point before the closing date. Please ensure you have entered your e-mail address into the About You section, then click the ‘save’ button located at the bottom of the form. You will be e-mailed a link - clicking on this link will return you to the form so you can finish completing it. When all sections are completed, you can submit your application by clicking 'submit' at the bottom of the page. You’ll be sent an email confirming that we’ve received it.
If you successfully meet the job requirements, you will then be notified via email, letter or phone to attend the next selection stage (e.g. interview).
It is our intention short-listing should be finalised within four weeks of the closing date. If you are not contacted within four weeks please assume you have not made the shortlist.