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Selection process

We use a range of selection processes to select the most appropriate candidate for a job. 

Panel short list

After the closing date for application forms, a short listing panel will meet to review the job criteria and match this with the information you have supplied in your application form.

If your application form demonstrates you meet the criteria, you will be invited to the next stage of the selection process. 

Testing and assessment

If the panel short lists your application, you may be invited to take part in a skills test or an assessment centre. The purpose of this process is to assess certain competencies which are required for the job. 

If you can demonstrate you have the relevant competencies, you will be invited to the next stage of the selection process. 


Following the panel short list or testing and assessment process, you may be invited to attend a structured interview for the job. This panel interview will usually involve three council officers. 

In the case of Head of Service and Director posts, the panel will usually be made up of councillors.

Appointment process

If you are recommended for appointment, following the panel interview, you may be asked to:

  • provide us with two references
  • undergo a medical assessment
  • produce original copies of any qualifications which you rely on to support your application for the job
  • provide an original copy of your birth certificate
  • show evidence of your national insurance number.

Contact us
Human Resources
028 9027 0640
Ground Floor
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street