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Applying for a job with us

Please read these guidelines before completing the application form.

Please consider the job description and person specification before applying.

Job description

This is a description of the main job responsibilities and what will be expected of the successful applicant.

Person specification

This describes the skills, abilities, qualifications and experience needed to do the job.

We will only shortlist people who meet all the essential criteria in the person specification, with the exception of disabled people who will be interviewed if they meet the minimum criteria.

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Give examples of your skills and abilities and link them to the criteria on the person specification. 

If you are unable to fill in the online form please complete our employment application form (DOC/158KB/6 pages) or employment application form (PDF/116KB/6 pages).

Our assessment process

After the closing date all the applications go through an initial sifting process to see if they meet the minimum criteria. 

They are then passed to the recruiting panel for short-listing. If short-listed, you will be asked to take part in the next stage. We use a variety of assessment methods, depending on the role you have applied for. 

If we invite you for an interview, we will let you know about any assessments and/or exercises you need to do as well.

Our initial offer and pre-employment checks

If you are successful we will send you an offer subject to certain pre-employment checks. These are:

References

You will need to provide two referees that will cover a minimum three year employment period, one of which must be your current or most recent line manager. If you have just left full-time education, one of your referees could be your course tutor. Make sure you have your referees' permission. We will not them without your permission.

Qualifications and professional memberships

If you are invited to interview you will need to show us documents with any necessary qualifications, professional memberships and registrations. 

Medical clearance

You will need to fill in a medical questionnaire and we may ask you to go to a medical assessment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and Rehabilitation of Offenders

Some roles require a satisfactory enhanced DBS Disclosure. We will give you full details of the DBS process.

We will not discriminate unfairly against anyone on the basis of conviction or other information.

Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Once your pre-employment checks are completed, we will make arrangements for you to start.

Our commitment to you: Equal opportunity

We treat all our employees, job applicants, citizens, and customers fairly and with respect.

We:

  • ensure everyone receives a fair and equal service
  • provide an environment that promotes dignity and respect
  • eliminate intimidation, bullying or harassment
  • better understand the local community in order to provide improved services
  • provide equality training for all employees.
  • promote and make available this policy to all

We are committed to following the: 

  • Equality Act 2010
  • Codes of Practice 
  • other relevant best practice guidance

Our recruitment promise

Our recruiting team will make sure your application is dealt with: 

  • efficiently
  • confidentially
  • securely

If you have any particular needs to enable you to take part in the recruitment process, let us know and we will help.

Feedback

If you are not successful but would like feedback on your performance please ask.

Contact

Email: recruitment@southlakeland.gov.uk

Telephone: 01539 793 298