It is up to you to demonstrate on the application form that you meet the requirements of the job. You should pay particular attention to the Person Specification, directly relating your skills, experience and personal qualities to the requirements identified in the document. Provide specific examples of how you meet the specification. Any experience gained outside of paid employment may be equally relevant, so give considerable thought to this area, particularly if you are not currently in paid employment.
The Application Form must be completed in full.
ALL time since leaving full time education must be accounted for, e.g. Training, unemployment, or time taken out of paid employment due to caring responsibilities.
You should not send a Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) as an alternative to completing the application form, nor should you use one to as an alternative to completing any section of the application form.
If you have a disability, please read the section ‘Disabled Applicants’.
All jobs are job share unless otherwise stated.
Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.
Southampton City Council reserves the right to contact any previous employer to provide a reference and not just those notified by the applicant. You must therefore provide full details of all your previous employment, including the nature of your work within the organisation and its full name and address.
Outlines the duties of the post. This aims to give you a full description of the main elements of the job. The list of duties is not exhaustive, but provides an overall summary of the scope of the job and what will be expected of the successful applicant.
Describes the skills, abilities, qualifications and experience that are needed to do the job successfully. The person specification is used as a benchmark against which all candidates are assessed and only those who meet the criteria within the Person Specification will be shortlisted. It is therefore important to make sure that you demonstrate how your experience, skills, qualifications and abilities match all of those stated. This is addressed in the ‘Other Relevant Information to Support Your Application’ section of the application form.
We may seek references for all short-listed candidates and the application form asks you to identify two individuals for this purpose. References may be taken up prior to interview unless you indicate on the application form that you do not wish to have them taken up at this stage. Your referees should be people who have a first hand knowledge of your work, skills and abilities and have preferably been your direct line manager.
Wherever possible, we require your present or most recent employer as a referee. If you have not been in paid employment for some time it might be difficult to provide a professional or work referee, please contact the Recruitment Centre on 023 8083 2010 to discuss any difficulties in providing references. If you are a college/school leaver then provide a teacher/tutor as your referee.
We aim is to post recruitment packs within 3 working days of request.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date and will receive details about the date, time and location of the interview and the selection process. If you have not been contacted within this time, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.
Successful and unsuccessful interviewees will be contacted as soon as possible following completion of the interviews, but no later than 10 working days after the last interview.
All appointments are dependent upon the completion of pre-employment checks such as; satisfactory references, medical and Criminal Records Bureau clearance. Note, formal references will not be sought without prior permission.
A Statement of Particulars will be issued before commencing employment, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Applicants will be treated sensitively and with courtesy and will not be the subject of any unfair discrimination at any time during the recruitment and selection process.
You should be aware that the information provided in your application may be included on a computer database to enable the council to monitor age, gender, disability and ethnic details for the purpose of its own policies and to provide generic information on the employment of disabled people, periodically required by the Department of Employment.
When completing your application form please indicate whether you consider yourself to have a disability. Our guaranteed interview scheme gives you the right to an interview if you meet the essential criteria.
Information for applicants is also available in large print and on audiotape if requested. If due to disability you are unable to complete the standard application form, please provide your details in an alternative format, e.g. tape or CV. This is acceptable; however please ensure that you respond to each of the areas covered on the standard form. Please contact the Recruitment Centre if you have any special needs, require any aids, adaptations, interpreting, signing at any stage of the recruitment process and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.
To view the latest jobs, please visit http://www.hampshirejobs.org.uk or click on the link on the left hand side of this page.
Depending on the post you have applied for you will either be Subject to or Exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The application will automatically select the relevant section to complete. It is mandatory that you read the guidance notes before completing. Please select the relevant document from the right hand side under Related Documents.
For further information on the recruitment of ex-offenders please view our policy under Related Documents on the right hand side of the page.
For further information regarding the use of your information you may wish to read the guide from the Criminal Records Bureau. Please select from the Related Documents list on the right hand side of the page.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Southampton City Council has a positive approach to Equal Opportunities and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Southampton City Council will ensure that your application will be judged solely on its merits, irrespective of race or ethnic origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion, disability or age.
Southampton City Council aims to effectively monitor the success of its Equal Opportunities Policy and Practice. Monitoring Equal Opportunities Data within the recruitment process is a vital element in ensuring achievement in this area. Please ensure that you fully complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form with your application. This information will be used for monitoring purposes only and will not be considered part of the selection process.