Q. Where are the Authority’s posts advertised?
A. The Authority advertises all external posts through the Authority’s
website, local, national and specialist Press as well as a wide range
of specialist websites and journals.
Q. How do I know if I am qualified for a particular vacancy?
A. A ‘Job Pack’ is produced with each advertised post and this contains a
‘Person Specification’ relevant to the post. The ‘Person
Specification’ details all of the requirements deemed essential to
undertake the role. You must demonstrate how you meet every
requirement or you will reduce your chances of being considered for
Q. I have produced a comprehensive CV. Do I also need to fill in an
A. The Authority requires you to you complete an Application Form. This
provides us with information on candidates in a consistent way which
is helpful during the short-listing and interview processes. More
importantly it also enables us to meet our statutory obligations to
monitor and report the gender, ethnic origin, etc, of candidates.
Q. Does the Authority accept speculative CVs?
A. Unfortunately, due to resource constraints the Authority is unable to
cross match all CVs with any vacancies that arise. Thus, we would
strongly recommend that you make regular visits to our website and
follow the application procedure for those roles which interest you.
Q. When will I know the outcome of my Application?
A. We’ll normally invite candidates for interview within two weeks of
the closing date for the receipt of applications. If you have not heard
from us by that date, you should assume you are unsuccessful on
Q. Can I claim interview expenses?
A. An expenses claim form will be sent to you on request.