Working for us

Last Updated: 29 September 2022

We have provided guidance about working for the council. This outlines the application process, our personal qualities framework and pay policy statement.

Who we are and what we do provides information about the council, the district and our key values.

Applying for a job with us

Please consider the job description and person specification before applying, as the:

  • job description describes the main responsibilities that make up the role and the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to do the job
  • person specification describes the skills, abilities, qualifications and experience needed to do the job

Provide examples of your skills and abilities and link them to the criteria on the role profile/job description.

Our recruitment team will make sure all applications are dealt with efficiently, confidentially and securely. If you have any particular needs to enable you to take part in the recruitment process or cannot complete the form online let us know and we will help.

Our assessment process

After the closing date all the applications are passed to the recruiting panel for short-listing.

Your application will be assessed against the criteria detailed in the advert and role profile/job description. If you have been shortlisted an email will be sent to the email address provided in your application, inviting you to attend an interview. Applicants who declare themselves as disabled on the application form will be interviewed if they meet all of the minimum criteria.

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

If you are not selected after an interview you can ask for feedback on your performance.

Initial offer and pre-employment checks

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

  • References: You will need to provide 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 contact your referees before pre-employment checks begin
  • 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 DBS check. 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.

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

Pay Policy Statement

Our approach to pay is explained in our Pay Policy Statement 2021 to 2022 (PDF 284KB / 12 pages)

The policy explains our procedures in a range of pay related issues, including how we decide the salaries of all employees and how we ensure that the provisions set out in the pay policy statement are applied consistently.

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