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On this site you can see and apply for current vacancies (click on Vacancies in the top menu). The job vacancy details for each post have instructions on how to apply.

You can also request help in the Help Centre or ask for a Password Reminder. Once you have applied you'll also be able to login and check your status and review any communication that has been sent to you. We wish you every success with your application.

Guidance for the completion of applications

Candidates will be short listed solely on the information supplied in their application form, measured against the person specification.  The “Information in Support of your Application” section is very important, as it gives you the opportunity to detail why you are the best person for the job and why you are applying. 

Focus on how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job requirements and give specific examples.  You can include any voluntary work you may have been involved in, experience at school, or any relevant experience outside work. 

Please note CVs will only be accepted in support of an application form.  

Successful candidates

If you are the successful candidate copies of your documents will be kept on file. If you are unsuccessful then copies of your documents will be destroyed.  

Personal details

It is important to include your date of birth and National Insurance (NI) Number for pay and pension purposes, should you be successful in being appointed.  If you do not have an NI number, contact your local Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) office.  

Education training and qualifications 

Provide full details of your education at secondary level and above, where applicable.  Include details of any special skills training, day release, evening classes or other relevant knowledge e.g. ability to speak other languages.   

If a qualification has been asked for, make sure you give all the information required and levels of any examinations taken.  You will be expected to provide documentary evidence if invited for an interview. 

Information in support of your application 

This section is very important.  It gives you the opportunity to detail why you are the best person for the job and why you are applying.  Use the job description and person specification as a guide, and focus on how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job requirements, giving specific examples. Also include any voluntary work you may have been involved in, experience at school or any relevant experience outside work. The job requirements are now linked to our competences which describe the behaviours and values we expect from all employees working at the County Council.  

Equality and diversity monitoring

Nottinghamshire County Council has an Equality Policy and it is important that you provide the information requested on the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. It will help us to better monitor the fairness and effectiveness of our employment practices and introduce developments to improve the lives of all of the citizens of Nottinghamshire through the services we all deliver.  

This part of the form will not be used to shortlist applicants for interview and will not be viewed by the recruitment panel. You are also assured that the personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be used to monitor the fairness and effectiveness of our service delivery and employment practices. It will not affect your relationship with the county council as your employer, be passed on to any other agency or be used for any other statistical data.

Due to current budget pressures and the need to effectively manage our staffing resource, please note some vacancies may be withdrawn following advertisement, if identified as being suitable for staff at risk of redundancy.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

Equality in Services and Employment