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Application Form

We provide an online application service for our vacancies. When you apply online we will email you to keep you informed of the progress of your application. You can save a part-completed application and return to it later and you can download and print your application.

If you need the application form in an alternative format, please call 01293 438467 or email Human Resources .

Application Form Guidance

The application form is an important part of our recruitment process. The information you provide enables us to decide whether or not you are short listed for interview and is used as the basis for the interview itself.

Before starting an application read the job description and candidate specification carefully and make sure you cover all requirements detailed. Never assume that the interviewing panel have knowledge of your experience and skills.

If you are applying for more than one advertised post, you will need to complete a separate application form for each one.

Let us know if you need help completing the form due to a disability.

Completing the Application Form

Job Details

The post title and reference number will be in the advert and available to select in the application form.

Screening Questions

These are designed to highlight key requirements. For example, all employees need to have permission to work in the UK. Some roles require specific experience/qualifications.

Education, Qualifications and Training

Give details of your education and qualifications gained, including those you are studying for now. Details of recent/relevant training courses should be given. Primary school details are not required.

Include details for any qualifications gained overseas which you feel are relevant.

If invited for interview you will be asked to produce proof of any relevant qualifications e.g. a certificate. You will also be asked to produce proof of membership of a professional body, if it is a requirement of the post.

Present/Most Recent Employment/ Previous Employment or Voluntary Work

Tell us about your previous employment, providing a brief description of the duties and responsibilities of each job. Include all jobs whether full time/ temporary/ part time/ voluntary or any periods of self employment.

Employment dates should be continuous; if there are any gaps please tell us why; i.e. a career break, studying, caring for children, unemployment, etc.

Supporting Information

Competency Based Questions

These are based on the candidate specification and designed to focus your knowledge, skills and experience on key aspects of the role.

There is also an open section for you to provide us with clear examples on how your skills, knowledge or experience meet the needs of the job. The candidate specification will give you an insight into what we are looking for.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Disability confident employer logo Crawley Borough council is committed to the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities. We guarantee an interview to all candidates who tell us they have a disability and who evidence how they meet the essential criteria for the role in their application. This is set out in the Candidate Specification for the post. We will also make reasonable adjustments to the assessment and interview process if required.

Pre-employment Checks

All job offers are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Employment References

You must give details of a referee who can give us an assessment of your suitability for the post. Personal references are not acceptable. Check in advance with your referee that they are happy to provide a reference. If you are employed, your referee must be your current employer. If unemployed, your referee should be your most recent employer. Otherwise, it could be your job adviser, head teacher or course tutor if you are still at school.

Health Screening

If selected, you will be required to undergo an appropriate health screening process. This normally involves you completing a confidential health questionnaire which our Occupational Health Service use to assess your fitness for the post. If Occupational Health need further information, or wish to see you they will contact you directly.

Disclosing Criminal Convictions

Certain criminal convictions are 'spent' (forgotten) after a rehabilitation period and you are unlikely to need to tell us about these. Find out more about disclosing convictions .

However, there are a number of posts within the Council which are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. These posts normally involve working with children or vulnerable adults (e.g. play staff and Sheltered Housing staff) and also some posts in finance and the law. If the post for which you are applying is an exempt post you must declare all convictions - spent and unspent - and any cautions or bindovers.

If you require any further assistance or information please call 01293 438467 or email Human Resources .

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Human Resources & Organisational Development
Town Hall
The Boulevard
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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Human Resources & Organisational Development
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The Boulevard
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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