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Application Guidance

Guidelines for completing a job application

Application Guidance

Guidelines for completing a job application

Applications to work for the council must be submitted via our online applicationprocess.       

You will need the following documents before you complete your application:-

  • the job description for the post for which you intend to apply
  • the person specification for the post for which you intend to apply
  • the general information for applicants

    REMEMBER the decision about whether or not you will be invited to an interview will be based upon the information you provide in your application.  It is especially important that you complete  supporting information section of the application process to evidence how you meet the requirements of the person specification for this role.  This section provides most of the information that will be required to assess your application against the person specification criteria.

    Read through the documents before completing your application. Make sure you understand the requirements of the job, both in terms of the duties of the job (job description) and the personal requirements to be able to carry out those duties (person specification).

    Check that you are able to meet the minimum essential requirements in the person specification and that you consider that you could successfully carry out the duties of the post, after a reasonable period of instruction and familiarisation.

    Ensure that in preparing your application you explain how you meet the requirements of the person specification and indicate how your skills and experience can be related to the duties of the post. Don't forget that whilst your work experience will be important to include in your application, other experience gained outside of work in community and voluntary organisations or leisure interests, could be equally valid. Keep your application concise and to the point. 

    Read through your application. Check that you have completed all parts of the process.

    Submit your completed application prior to the closing date. If you are not successful in gaining an interview you can contact Human Resources on the following e-mail address who will be able to provide feedback on your application.hr@wellingborough.gov.uk

    Edition: August 2019