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Help with your job application to Surrey County Council

Coronavirus update

Subject to the ongoing situation, it's essential that we continue recruiting safely. Therefore, interviews and communication will be virtual wherever possible and this will be communicated to you directly by the hiring manager.

Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.

We would welcome applications especially for our most critical roles to ensure we're supporting our residents

Your application form helps to promote who you are and the skills and experience you can offer Surrey County Council.

For most of our roles we do not accept CVs and ask that all applicants complete our online application form instead.

We encourage applicants to apply on line if possible. If you need to apply in another format (e.g. in Braille, on cassette, on paper or using the council's easy read application form) please contact us.

Getting started

Once you've found the job that interests you and prepared your personal statement you can apply online. You can register so that your information is stored for this job and future applications.

For the application form you will need to have to hand:

  • Full contact details
  • NI number
  • Your personal statement
  • Your employment history with exact dates (dd/mm/yyyy) and reasons for leaving each role
  • Other relevant experience
  • Any declarations that you will want to make for example work permits, unspent convictions
  • Education and qualifications with exact dates (dd/mm/yyyy)

You will be asked if you are a disabled person. The Council is a Disability Symbol (or Two Ticks) employer. If you are a disabled person, this symbol lets you know:

  • You will be automatically shortlisted for an interview if you meet the essential job criteria
  • That we will make reasonable adjustments to make sure that you are considered for the job on an equal basis with other applicants.

You will also be asked complete an equalities monitoring form to help us monitor that our recruitment processes. Our goal is that our workforce reflects the community we serve.

If you are a disabled person you will be able to get additional support from a Disability Employment Adviser at Job Centre Plus. The Disability Employment Adviser will find out about your abilities and the sort of job that would suit you. Then they draw up a plan of action with you to help you get closer to or into work. The GOV.UK website has more information about the support Disability Employment Advisers can offer. In addition if you register with Remploy you can access their online training tools which include an ability profiler, a CV builder and mock interviews.

Your completed online application is an important part of our recruitment process. We look at the information you provide to see how it meets the job description and person specification. This then helps us decide who we want to interview.

If you then decide to apply online for another job at a later stage, the online application system will automatically complete the following sections from previous applications to save you time:

  • full contact details
  • education background
  • employment history
  • qualifications
  • equal opportunities.

You can also read more about how best to promote your skills and experience on our employment advice page.

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You can also read more about how best to promote your skills and experience on our employment advice page.