Guidance notes

These notes form part of the application process.  Please read carefully before completing the application form.

Applicants applying for posts at Derbyshire Dales District Council must complete an application form.  Pre-prepared CVs and incomplete forms will not be accepted.  Shortlisted candidates must sign application forms returned by e-mail at the interview stage.

Shortlisting will be based on the candidate's ability to meet the selection criteria within the person specification.  Therefore, you must give clear examples and evidence that demonstrate you have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the job.

Unpaid work and work at home can be just as relevant as paid work.

Make each application individual to the job it relates.  It may not be appropriate to copy the same application form for a series of jobs.

Remember, assumptions will not be made about the skills and experience you have.  If you do not give us the evidence, we will not know.

It is important that you complete all sections of the application form; you can attach additional information if necessary.  Consider doing a draft first.

Make sure that the application form is returned before the closing date as any forms received after this date will not be considered.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to bring to the interview evidence of eligibility to work in the UK, relevant qualifications and current driving licence if driving duties are relevant to the post.  Any offer of employment will be subject to two satisfactory written references.  Dependant on the specific post, successful applicants may be required to undergo a medical examination, or apply for a Criminal Record Check.  If required, this will be clearly stated in the advertisement.

Data Protection Act 2018

We will use the personal information supplied on the application and in any supporting documents to assess your suitability for the post and to monitor how effective, efficient and fair our recruitment and selection processes are.  This information may also be used in internal proceedings to consider a complaint about the recruitment and selection procedures or to defend ourselves in any legal challenge on the fairness of the process.  The information you provide will be kept for 6 months whether you have been shortlisted or not.

We may check the information you supply with other people and organisations in order to confirm the accuracy of your application (references, previous employment, education, etc).

Further information

To find out more about the Derbyshire Dales and our recruitment process please view our Information Pack for Job Applicants [PDF 529KB]