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Completing Your Application and Preference Forms

Below are some tips for the completion of your application and preference forms:

  • Presentation of your form is an important factor when considering all applications. We look for clear and neatly presented forms and that the instructions on the application form have been followed. Please complete all sections in typescript or black ink and do not use address stickers, labels, sellotape or correction fluid.
  • Supplementary Sheets can be used for both the employment history and supporting statement sections. Any additional sheets must be clear and legible (may be typed), should be A4 in size and should be attached to your application form by paperclip or staple.
  • Headings in the person specification assist the short-listing panel to identify where you meet both essential and desirable criteria. Please use these in your supporting statement where relevant.
  • Evidence how you believe your skills, knowledge and experience matches that of the person specification. This could be done with examples taken from your previous work experience or interests (paid or unpaid).

For example - If the person specification states an essential criteria is to demonstrate “Evidence of partnership working” an applicant may respond with the following:

Partnership Working

I have extensive experience of partnership working some examples of this include: liaising with the Benefits Agency on behalf of my clients and working closely with the Drug Action Team. I attend regular meetings with partners……”

N.B. These notes are guidelines for ALL applicants. Our Equality and Diversity Policy applies to all aspects of our recruitment and selection process.

If you require any further information you can contact Human Resources on 01202 338417 or