Jobs and volunteering
How to apply online
If you don’t have experience of filling in online application forms, we have simplified the process in 3 steps below. If you are having difficulties applying online, please telephone the People Team on 01992 564291.
All information you include is confidential.
Download the document related to the role you are interested in. Make sure you read the following:
- Job advert
- Job description including person specification and limits of authority
These will tell you what skills, behaviours, ability, knowledge and experience we are looking for.
Click the button above Apply for a council job.
Complete the application form. This is divided into the following sections:
- Personal information
- About you
- Education and qualifications
- Relatives and other interests
- The interview
- Pre-employment declaration
- Equal opportunities
Click on the + sign (next to show section) to open each section, and the – sign to close the section. You must complete all sections, and provide answers to all questions.
You must 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 any 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 sections 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 9 text areas where you can tell us how you meet the requirements for the job.
Hint – you may find it useful to type your answers on 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.
You must have entered your email address into the About you section, then click the Save button located at the bottom of the form. You will be emailed a link. By clicking this link you will return to the form so you can finish completing it.
When all sections are complete, submit your application by clicking Submit. You will receive 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 (eg interview).
It is our intention short-listing should be finalised within 4 weeks of the closing date. If you are not contacted within 4 weeks we are sorry but you have not made the shortlist.