Working for East Cambridgeshire District Council is more than just a job. It's about getting involved in the local community, providing help assistance and essential services for the 74,000 people who live in the District.
In order to meet our commitment to high quality, continuously improving services we need to employ talented, committed people. In return we provide a supportive employment culture, offering flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and competitive salaries and benefits.
Where do we advertise vacancies?
All vacancies are advertised on our own website and with Jobcentre Plus. In addition we may also advertise with local papers, such as the Cambridge Evening News and Ely Weekly News. If the position is of technical or professional nature, we may look to advertise with a specialist journal or magazine.
Contacting us to request an application form
Job advertisements give brief details of the vacancy including:-
- what the job involves
- the rate of pay
- hours of work
- the work location
- job reference number
- a contact name and telephone number/email address for informal discussions about the vacancy
- the closing date for applications
- the interview/selection process date
They also give instructions on how to obtain further details and an application form. This will include an address to write to and a telephone number for our Customer Services section, who will arrange for your application form and further information to be dispatched to you within approximately 24 hours.
Before ringing, have the following information ready:
- the job title
- the job reference number and where you saw the job advertised
- the name and address you want the information sent to.
You can request an application form in large print if you so wish.
Alternatively, you can apply for a job online on this website. The option to apply online is available at the bottom the details of each job vacancy shown on the job vacancies page.
Important dates to consider
Receiving the application form
If you telephone the Council's Customer Services Section, it may take 2 - 4 days to receive an application form and further details.
Completed application forms must be returned by the end of normal office hours on the advertised closing date. Closing dates are normally two weeks after the date of advertisement.
Acknowledgement of Application Form
If you require acknowledgement of receipt of your application, please ensure a stamped self-addressed envelope is enclosed with your application.
If you apply on-line you will automatically receive an email to acknowledge your application.
Being notified that you have been selected for interview
Candidates are normally contacted within 5 days after the closing date if they have been selected for interview. Candidates will usually be given at least 5 days notice that they have been selected for interview and details of the selection process.
The application form
East Cambridgeshire District Council's standard application form is used for all vacancies.
The Job Profile
This document lists what the job involves and the duties and responsibilities you will have.
The Person Specification
This is a document which gives details of the essential and desirable experience, skills and abilities needed to do the job. Every application form received will be compared to the person specification, so it is very important to refer to the criteria within this document when completing the section on supporting information.