Applying for a role with us

We are committed to having a diverse workforce which represents Kent’s working community and because of that we want our recruitment process to be as straightforward and accessible as possible.

If you want us to make any adjustments or you need additional support in relation to our recruitment process, please don’t hesitate to contact the recruiting manager for your role (you'll find their contact details on the job advert). We don’t want any aspect of our recruitment process to be a barrier for you.

Good luck with your application!

The first step of the process is to complete an online application form. If you haven’t already got an account with us, you'll also need to set up your personal job seeker profile.

When making your application, make sure you read the information in the job advert and pay particular attention to the job description and person specification. During the application, you'll get the chance to outline your reason for applying – you may also want to use this section to describe how you meet the requirements of the role as outlined in the job description and person specification.

You can also upload a copy of your CV to supplement your application if you wish. If you do, make sure it's up-to-date and relevant to the role you are applying for.

Your completed application form (and CV if you included one) will be used by the recruiting manager to decide whether to shortlisted you for the selection process.

If you are shortlisted, the recruiting manager will get in touch to talk you through the next steps. If you are unsuccessful, we'll let you know by email.

If you've made it this far, you've managed to capture the interest of one of our recruiting managers and you're one step closer to joining our great organisation. Congratulations!

Our selection processes vary by role but will include an interview. The recruiting manager will tell you about any additional requirements or selection testing in advance. Please let the recruiting manager know if you need us to make any adjustments, for example if you need additional time to complete selection tests.

Preparing for your interview

We want you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as you can be in your interview, so we have put together some tips to help you prepare:

  • Job description and person specification – familiarise yourself with these and think about what skills and competencies you have for the role.
  • Research - find out as much as you can about our organisation and the service you would be working for.
  • Be on time - if the interview is in person, make sure you know how long it takes to get to your interview. If you are travelling by car, find out where you can park and allow plenty of time.
  • Evidence – gather all of the documents you have been asked to bring to the interview.

Some of our interviews take place online. Find out more about remote interviews.

On the day

  • Show enthusiasm - interviewers want to hear what you have to say, and this is your chance to shine so make the most of it. Emphasise your positive points and convince them you are the best person for the job.
  • Answer the question – make sure you answer the question that has been asked and give specific examples whenever possible. Highlight your successes and the skills and experience you have to offer.
  • Ask questions - at the end of your interview, take the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the role or team.

We look forward to seeing you, good luck!

The recruiting manager will contact you to tell you whether you got the job or not.

If you'd like some feedback on your application or selection process performance, please ask the recruiting manager.

Once you've accepted the role, the recruiting manager will:

  • discuss your start date
  • plan your induction
  • keep in touch between the offer of employment and your start date with us
  • answer any questions you have.

Congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you!