We have many flexible working options available and many jobs can be carried out either on a part-time basis. For further information please contact the recruiting manager.

It is extremely difficult to accommodate alternative interview dates where all interview panel members can reconvene and it will also delay the recruitment process.  This is why the we ensure that all job adverts specify the interview date so applicants know in advance when they are required to attend if short listed for interview.

There is no age limit for applicants. However, if you are successful and start work with us you will automatically join the pension scheme up to age 75.

Closing dates are set so the recruitment process can be planned and recruiting managers know when they have to shortlist for interview.  Closing dates are generally not changeable unless in exceptional circumstances such as the online application system not working.

Online applicants will receive a confirmation email when their application is successfully submitted.  For paper applications, we recommend that you use registered post so you can track your application form.

This information will be treated within the strictest confidence and with the utmost regard for the Data Protection Act 1998. Your personal details will be stored for a maximum of six months at which time they will be confidentially disposed of. If you are successful in your application your personal information will be kept securely on your personal file.

No, not necessarily. So long as you can prove that you are capable of travelling on public transport and public transport is easily accessible to you this should not affect your application. If you think this may affect you or cause particular difficulties you should seek further advice from the recruiting manager as to the amount of travel that may be required to be able to carry out the job effectively.

You will receive a letter confirming the date, time, venue and interview panel. We aim to give you at least a week’s notice. If you have not heard within three to four weeks of the closing date then you may assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

This information will be contained within the information you receive about the job and stated on the job advert.

Our Recruitment Policy details the criteria to determine whether interview expenses can be claimed. Expenses will not be paid for travel from outside mainland Britain.

All new employees will be appointed at the bottom of the advertised grade for the post unless the recruiting manager can provide a clear rationale for appointing higher within the grade.

Yes, if there is not more than a one week break between moving from one authority to another. Continuous service will also be counted if you currently work for the Local Police Authority, various schools and some other public sector bodies. To check please speak to the recruiting manager.

All new employees are appointed subject to satisfactory completion of a six-month probationary period, including those appointed at a senior level.

If at any stage of the recruitment process you feel aggrieved that the correct procedures were not followed, you were treated less favourably or you want to pass on some feedback please contact us.

Yes. However, please note that if you have previously left for reasons of compulsory or voluntary redundancy, you are unable to apply for a post until at least four weeks have elapsed since your leaving date.