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  • How to apply

    We want to make it easy to apply for a job with Belfast City Council.

    We recognise the recruitment process can be confusing and does vary depending on the employer. To help you, we have summarised our recruitment process below.

    To apply for a job with us, you must complete an application form. We do not accept CVs. This is to ensure that all information is presented in the same way, so all applicants are treated fairly. Application forms can be downloaded from the specific job page.

  • Where we advertise

    All our jobs are advertised on our website.

    Publicly advertised jobs also appear in the Belfast Telegraph (including NI Jobfinder), Irish News and Newsletter on a fortnightly basis, or, in the Department for the Economy, Jobs and Benefits Office.

    We also post information on externally advertised jobs on our LinkedInFacebook and Twitter pages.

    You can also sign up to receive emails about new job vacancies.

  • Getting your application form

    Application forms can be downloaded from our website in both Word and PDF format. Or, you can request a copy by emailing

  • Returning your application

    Completed application forms should be emailed to

    We can only accept your application as an attachment to your email. Applications submitted as a link to a storage service (such as WeTransfer) will not be accepted.

    You will receive an automatic reply when your application has been received. However, while some applications sent by email may be received by the council’s server, some may be filtered for a variety of reasons and may not be sent on to the Council’s HR jobs email address. If you do not receive an deliverable message or an automatic acknowledgement within 30 minutes, you must call us on 028 9027 0640 to confirm receipt or your application may not be accepted.

    You must confirm receipt before the closing date and time as we will not be able to accept applications which were sent but not received before the closing date and time (not even by one minute.)

    Ensure that you retain the original format of the application form at all times. We accept no responsibility for checking forms upon receipt and/or notifying candidates if forms are unreadable or incomplete for technical reasons, or otherwise.

  • Privacy details

    Any personal details that you provide to us will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, as set out within our Privacy Statement. As such, we will only use your data for the purposes that you have given this information for and it will only be shared where necessary. 

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Contact us

For more information and advice, get in touch.

028 9027 0640

Human Resources, 9 Adelaide, 9-21 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8DJ

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