Stage 1 – Your Application
You can find all of our vacancies on “My Jobs Scotland”. www.myjobscotland.gov.uk
Every post we advertise will include a job description, outlining the duties required of the role, and a person specification, describing the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out the job role.
Please read all the documentation before you apply so that you can reference and evidence how you are suitable for the job.
Here are some tips to enhance your application:
Stage 2 – Shortlisting
Application forms will be sent to the Hiring Manager for shortlisting within 48 hours of the vacancy closing.
A recruiting panel will complete the shortlisting process in line with the criteria of the job description and person specification. They will assess your entire application including any required qualifications. The recruiting panel will consider in detail the “Statement in Support of your Application” section, so you need to ensure you have provided sufficient information that will evidence your ability to do the job.
If you are shortlisted, you will receive an Invite to Interview which is usually sent electronically to the email address listed on your application form. This email will contain information about how to electronically book an interview slot. You will be able to book your interview time from available slots. If you are not shortlisted, you will receive notification via email that you have not been successful. Status updates appear in your My Job Scotland online account throughout the process.
Stage 3 – Interview
If you are invited to an interview it is important to us to make the process run as smoothly as possible for you.
Your Invite to Interview will be sent to the email address listed on your application. This will contain details including the vacancy title and location of the interview in addition to information about what original documentation you may need to bring. You will need to book a time for your interview by clicking on the link in the email.
Preparing for an interview
As part of the interview you may be asked to provide a presentation to the interview panel on a specified topic. If you have concerns about the interview or assessment process or if there are adjustments we can make to enable you to do your best on the day, please contact the HR Recruitment Hub.
You may be required to present certain original documents at the interview, namely:
If you cannot attend the interview, please contact the HR Recruitment Hub so that the Hiring Manager can be notified.
At the interview
You will be contacted by the Hiring Manager regarding the outcome of your interview.
Stage 4 – Pre-employment checks
If you are successful at interview and offered the job, there may be a number of pre-employment checks which need to be completed before you can join us in post. At this point your references will be contacted if you are not already employed by Highland Council.
If a PVG check is required for the post, a form will be posted to you directly by the HR Recruitment Hub.
Stage 5 – Offer
Following successful pre-employment checks and the recruitment process is completed the Hiring Manager will be in contact with you to arrange a suitable start date
A written Offer of Employment will be sent to the email address stated on your application.
Stage 6 – Starting Work
Your new Line Manager will ensure that you have the details needed before your first day of employment, such as where you report to and at what time.
Prior to your first day, your new manager will be able to answer any questions you have and they will provide you with information such as start time and parking.
On your first day you will be given the official Corporate welcome to the Highland Council including a thorough induction into your new job role.
Congratulations on joining the Highland Council.