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How to apply

Find out about our application process.

  1. How do I apply for the role I am interested in?

    If you are interested in applying to work for us please use the ‘apply now’ function to submit your application online.  You will be asked to enter your personal details, complete some screening questions (to ensure you are eligible to apply for the role) and attach your CV and supporting statement to tell us why you think you are suitable.

    You will be able to upload your CV online and will also be asked for a supporting statement, so it may be worth drafting this in advance so that when you apply, it can be easily uploaded.  Please be advised that once you start the application process, it will need completing in order to complete the submission.

  2. What should I include in the supporting statement?

    The supporting statement provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential (and desirable) requirements for the role as set out in the person specification.  You should aim to provide examples that show how or when you have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and experience required.  If you don't have any relevant work experience you may be able to draw on life experiences instead, e.g. from an education setting or if you have volunteered.

  3. What happens when I have submitted my application?

    Your application will be forwarded to the recruiting manager who will assess your application against the essential criteria for the role.  If you are shortlisted you will be invited to demonstrate your abilities as part of our selection process. You will receive your invite via email providing at least 5 calendar days' notice and this will include details of the next steps.

    Please make sure you add recruitment@southsomerset.gov.uk to your safe senders list to make sure you don't miss out on any communications from us after you submit your application.

    If you are not successful on this occasion you will receive a confirmation and have the opportunity to request feedback regarding your application.  We aim to respond within 10 calendar days of the closing date.

    If you are ready to apply through our job opportunities section you just need to click on the apply now link for the job you are applying for. 

  4. Job opportunities

    View our current job opportunities

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