Information for candidates

Thank you for expressing an interest in working for Tamworth Borough Council.

How to apply

Applications are invited on our application form only.

The application form can be accessed via https://recruitment.tamworth.gov.uk/. An electronic or paper copy is available upon request but will only be provided in exceptional circumstances.

If you have a disability and require information on submitting an application in another format then please contact a member of Tamworth Borough Council’s recruitment team via email recruitment@tamworth.gov.uk or by calling 01827 709232.

Please read the job profile carefully before completing the application form. You need to relate your experience and achievements to the post for which you are applying. 

Please do not send evidence of qualifications or references at this stage.

The personal information provided on the application form is used to monitor adherence to the equal opportunities policy.  This information does not constitute part of the selection process.

Applications received after the closing date will only be considered by prior arrangement with the recruiting manager.

All correspondence with candidates will be via email; therefore candidates should check their email on a regular basis after submitting an application.

Feedback to candidates

Shortlisting will usually take place within 2 weeks of the vacancy’s closing date. Due to high applicant numbers please note that feedback will not be provided at the shortlisting stage. Feedback will be provided to candidates who request it following interview.

Selection process

It is the Council’s policy that the recruitment process will involve a formal interview and other job related tests where required.  Full details will be given to the shortlisted candidates.

Appointment

All appointments are subject to:

  • Receipt of two satisfactory references, at least one of which should be your current or most recent employer if you are not in employment.
  • Medical clearance from our Occupational Health Advisor.  Successful candidates are asked to complete a questionnaire and may be required to undergo a medical examination at the Council’s cost.
  • Evidence of any qualifications required for the post.      
  • Appropriate driving licence and insurance checks for positions where driving is a requirement.
  • Eligibility to work checks.
  • Criminal convictions declaration.
  • Disclosure & Barring Service checks (DBS) where appropriate; some Council appointments are exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Successful candidates are advised not to resign from their current post until the above are obtained.

Benefits

Tamworth Borough Council employee benefits include:

  • 26 days holiday on joining, increasing to 31 days after 5 years’ continuous local government service (pro rata for part time employees)
  • Flexible working
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to occupational health and counselling support services
  • Employer paid health care cash plan (upon satisfactory completion of probation period)
  • Long service awards
  • Car loan (for permanent staff after 12 months service)
  • Essential car user allowance for eligible posts

Equality & Diversity

Tamworth Borough Council is committed to ensuring that processes for recruitment, selection and appointment promote equality and diversity.

Tamworth Borough Council is Disability Confident Committed. Disabled applicants who demonstrate on their application form that they meet the essential criteria for a vacancy will be guaranteed an interview.

The Council endeavours, whenever possible, to make reasonable adjustments for shortlisted candidates who have special needs as a result of disability. 

Safeguarding

The successful candidates for jobs in regulated activity with children or adults will be asked to apply for a disclosure and barring check through the Disclosure & Barring Service at the appropriate level. A conviction may not exclude candidates from these jobs but will be considered as part of the recruitment process. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In line with GDPR, the Council’s candidate fair processing notice can be found attached to any vacancies advertised on https://recruitment.tamworth.gov.uk/ or at https://www.tamworth.gov.uk/job-vacanciesIn order for us to process your application you must either return a signed copy (if submitting a paper application) or tick the box at the end of your digital application to confirm that you have read and understood the GDPR candidate fair processing notice.

Complaints

Any concerns or complaints concerning the way in which an application has been dealt with should be directed to the Head of HR and Organisational Development.  

Additional information

If you have any queries, please contact a member of the Tamworth Borough Council recruitment team via recruitment@tamworth.gov.uk or by calling 01827 709232.

For further information about Tamworth Borough Council please visit our website http://www.tamworth.gov.uk/.