Job application guidance
Why is it important to complete the application form correctly?
The information on the application form is used to decide whether we should invite you for an interview.
How can I make sure that I fill it in correctly?
First of all, read through all the information supplied to you with the application form. You should pay particular attention to the Job Description, which outlines the duties of the post, and the Person Specification, which states the skills, experience and qualifications that are required to be able to do the job.
The Job Description does not include all tasks which may be undertaken by the post holder, but gives an outline of the main duties which are currently undertaken.
The Person Specification details the skills qualifications and experience necessary for the job either as “essential” or “desirable”. If you do not have all the essential qualities stated, it is unlikely that you will be selected for interview.
Please do not send in a C.V instead of your application. This is because the application form is designed so that information can be compared on a like for like basis. In addition, C.V’s are unlikely to address the demands of a particular post.
Please return your completed application form via email to:
Or by post to.
HR & Payroll Department
Carlisle City Council
If you have any queries regarding this please contact a member of the HR & Payroll Team by email to