To give all candidates the same opportunity to apply, we require everyone to complete an application form. However, you may attach a CV as part of your supporting information.
Please ensure that you put your name on all supporting information
We will make every effort to provide assistance in the application process, and in a confidential manner – for example, sitting with you and writing your answers into the form for you. This will also not disadvantage you in the selection process. If you require any further information or assistance therefore to complete your application form, or take part in the selection process, please contact the Recruitment Team.
The application form is also available in a hard bilingual copy; this can be posted, emailed or faxed. To request a hard copy of the application form, please contact The Recruitment Team.
Completing your Application Form
a) Before you begin to complete the application form, please read through the Job Description and Person Specification, the requirements are split into two categories;
b) Remember the application form is your first point of contact with Powys County Council and therefore it is vital that you make a good impression. The Recruiting Manager will shortlist from the information that you provide and therefore you need to ensure that you complete all of the information as fully as possible. If there are any gaps in your application i.e. previous employment, you will be questioned on these if you are invited for interview as part of Powys County Council’s Safer Recruitment Policy.
c) Powys County Council does not accept C.V’s in place of the application form, however you may submit a C.V. in addition to the completed application form. We can only accept one attachment, therefore if necessary, please copy and paste multiple documents into one.
d) To assist us in processing your application form, if you are completing by hand, please use black ink.
e) If you apply online, please do not use the browser ‘back’ button as this may corrupt your application, please use the ‘Previous or Back’ button at the foot of each page to return to previous pages.
f) Powys County Council does not accept late applications; please ensure that you allow enough time for the postal service to deliver your application to us as Powys County Council will not be held responsible for late or non delivered forms.
g) Please note that when applying online, all jobs close at 9pm on the closing date, the job automatically disappears from the website after the closing date and will no longer be available for applicants to apply for.
Please note that the system is closed down at regular intervals for back ups to take place, full details of the times these will take place are given on the Recruitment Home Page, during these periods you will not be able to complete your application form.
h) If you have applied for a position online, you will receive an acknowledgement email thanking you for your application. If you do not receive this email, firstly double check that you have completed all of the mandatory fields on the form before resubmitting and also that the email is not in your spam, if you still do not receive the acknowledgment email, please contact The Recruitment Team as this could mean your application has not been submitted.
Powys County Council does not acknowledge application forms received by hand, email, post or fax. Please assume that if you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, that your application has not been successful.
Eligibility to Work in the UK
Employment History – Present and all previous appointments
This is a mandatory requirement for all positions with a DBS requirement or positions with PSN access (please see your job description/ person specification which will give the requirement for the position you are applying for).
Additional Applicant Information
Equal Opportunities Monitoring
This information will not be provided to the shortlisting or interview panel.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email on a regular basis and also your spam filters if you are using these particularly if you have google mail or a gmail account.
* If you are unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage, you will be informed by email.
Our page about Council offices and their locations may be useful.
If you are delayed on your way for any reason, please contact the Recruitment Team as soon as possible.
What if I am unable to make the date/ time of the interview?
Please contact the Recruitment Team if you are unable to make the interview. The decision to rearrange an interview will be made by the Chair of the interview panel and is no means guaranteed. The interview date is usually published on the Job Description / Person Specification to allow you to make provision for if you are shortlisted.
At the interview
Normally there are two or three people on the interview panel. One person acts as Chair and will give a brief outline of the format for the interview. All panel members usually ask a few questions each, they may ask you to give further details on your answer if they feel it is necessary.
You may also be asked to give a short presentation or undertake a test. In most cases, the details of these are given to you beforehand to give you time to prepare.
When will I hear the outcome of my interview?
In most cases, we try to inform candidates on the day of the interview, but this is not always possible. If you have not heard within 5 working days of your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team for further information.
Am I able to obtain feedback from my interview?
For feedback from your interview please contact the Recruitment Team. They will be able to give you the contact details of the Chair of the interview panel who will be able to assist you.