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Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council
Tel (Non-schools): 024 7637 6376
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small authority with BIG values.
Located in the heart of England, both Nuneaton and Bedworth have excellent rail and motorway links, opening both towns up to the rest of the country. Whilst we are administered by one local authority, Nuneaton and Bedworth remain independent towns with distinctive histories and features.
We offer a wide range of job opportunities from refuse and cleansing roles, which directly serve our local community, to behind the scenes administrative roles; providing essential support to our front line professionals.
As a Council we aim to support employees in achieving a work-life balance and provide agile working options where ever possible. We seek employees that are adaptable to change, and encourage our employees to try out new things whilst continuing to make a valuable contribution to the services we offer to the local community.
We firmly believe that Nuneaton and Bedworth is the place of choice to live, work & visit.
Whilst we have different challenges, we still share the same values. We try to do excellent work with honesty, integrity and pride and also place particular importance on working together.
Our values are….
Our Council is committed to ensuring that Nuneaton and Bedworth is the place to live, visit and work.
Our recruitment and selection process supports this aim, by seeking to recruit the most suitable candidate with the appropriate qualifications; skills and experience for vacancies. Therefore only those applicants that demonstrate they meet all the essential criteria on our person specifications, will be shortlisted for an interview.
We recognise our obligation to safeguarding children and adults with care and support needs (vulnerable adults). The Council will adhere where possible to the principles of Safer Recruitment/Employment and will refer to guidance issued by the Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board and/or the Warwickshire Safeguarding Adults Board.
Your application form plays an important part in our selection process, it decides whether you will be short-listed for an interview.
All job applications should be made via our online application form. Please note we do not accept C.V’s.
Job Description/ Person Specification/Job Profile
Our job description details the duties of the post, whilst the person specification lists the skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience required. Where a job profile is given, this further clarifies the requirements for the role by assessing the level of competence required. This should be read in conjunction with our Competency Framework.
Here are a few handy tips, to get you started:
Can you give examples to show that you have the necessary requirements for the job?
Education, Training and Qualifications
Ensure that you list all your relevant qualifications and training details, especially those specific to the post. You will be asked to provide certificates to support this, if you are successful.
Provide accurate information, listed in the date order. Include details of any community, voluntary or unpaid work that has equipped you with additional skills.
This is where you make your case: it is your opportunity to demonstrate how you meet the person specification criteria and why you are suitable for the role.
You will need to provide details of at least two referees, one of which has to be your most recent employer: the other can be a character reference. If you have no previous employment to refer to then the referee could be a school/college/university tutor.
What Happens Next?
Successful applicants will be invited to a face to face interview and/or assessment. The interview panel will be made up of at least two people.
If you have not heard back from us within 28 days after the closing date then you can assume that unfortunately, you have not been selected for an interview on this occasion.
Conditional Offer / Pre-Employment Checks
Once the interview panel has reached their decision, a conditional offer of employment will be made to the successful candidate. The offer is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, right to work in the UK, satisfactory medical clearance and any other criteria such as proof of qualifications, plus any clearances relevant to the vacancy (such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks if appropriate to the role). As part of the safer recruitment agenda, there is a requirement by the Council to carry out enhanced DBS checks on posts that are deemed to be defined as working in a regulated activity. These checks will apply to positions which are exempt under various legislation to include the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 1996 and the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Further guidance on which posts may require a DBS check is available in the DBS Policy and Guidance.
Once all relevant pre-employment checks are complete, a start date for employment will be confirmed and a formal contract of employment will be issued.
Please note all our appointments are subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period (usually 6 months).
Learning and Development
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council understands our responsibility as an employer to provide learning and development opportunities.
We recognise our employees as a valuable resource and are therefore committed to the investment of time and financial resources to support the learning and development of our workforce. We offer a wide range of learning opportunities for our employees including:
We also encourage individual growth and development outside the organisation and offer the following:
We offer a number of apprenticeships aimed at 16 to 24 years, providing valuable work experience while undertaking further study. All of our apprenticeship opportunities are advertised on wmjobs.co.uk
Voluntary Work Placements
We also offer unpaid voluntary work placements in many of our service areas, providing valuable work experience and helping individuals towards obtaining future paid employment either within or outside of our organisation.
We also liaise with local schools to provide work experience to school pupils in order to provide them with an insight into how the Council operates.
If you are interested in unpaid placements/work experience, then please email email@example.com
Benefits and Rewards
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council recognises the need to recruit and retain employees and therefore offers a wide range of benefits including:-