Our recruitment process is outlined below. Successful or otherwise we will be sure to let you know as soon as possible.
1. Your application
When you have successfully submitted an application, you'll receive an email acknowledging your application. If you do not receive this email then we haven’t received your application for some reason and ask that you contact us on 03 941 8999 or email email@example.com
We recommend you only apply for positions that match your skills and experience – to ensure you’re putting your best foot forward.
As we often receive a large number of applications expect to hear from us 1 - 2 weeks after the advertised closing date. If you have not heard from us after two weeks then please email the firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Time to look at your CV
Our hiring managers know their roles best and what makes a successful person so they will assess your application based on the information you provided. If we any questions we will contact you to clarify things. Once all applications have been assessed they will let the Recruitment team know which candidates they would like to interview.
3. It’s time for an interview
If successful the Recruitment team members will phone you to arrange an interview. The Council uses the STAR technique to interview, check out our interview guide to help you show us your best.
4. Possible testing
We may wish to arrange some personality and/or cognitive ability testing at some stage during the process. This provides us with additional information that helps us to further assess your suitability for the role.
5. References checks and background checks
At this point we will ask to contact your referees. You will need to provide us with the contact details for two referees with whom you have worked closely. One of them will ideally be the Manager to whom you have or did previously report to.
Depending on the type of position you are being considered for you may be required to complete additional checks such as credit or criminal history or qualification checks.
6. We've found our candidate
If you are successful you will get a phone call from the hiring manager advising you that you are our preferred candidate. Our policy is not to make verbal offers so you will receive a written offer of employment, which will give you all the information you need such as start date, remuneration, leave entitlement. Once you have received the offer you have 5 days to review and seek independent advice before accepting or declining offer.