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How to apply

How to apply

Your completed Application Form and Equality & Diversity Questionnaire should be returned to us by the closing date indicated. 

Applications can be emailed to You will normally receive confirmation that your message has reached us.

Applications can also be posted and should be sent to: HR, JNCC, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, PE1 1JY. We will acknowledge receipt of your form if you send a stamped, self-addressed, postcard with it.  Please ensure that the correct postage is applied and that it will arrive before the closing date.


Reasonable adjustments

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should contact or call 01733 562626 as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs. 

Complete the 'Reasonable adjustment' section in the application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview or, if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional. Please give as much detail as possible so that suitable arrangements can be put into place.



Candidates who appear from the information supplied to have the most suitable qualifications and experience will be invited to interview.

You will normally have at least one week's notice of the interview date.  Interviews are normally held at our office in Peterborough, but posts based at our offices in Aberdeen may be interviewed there. 

The interview is usually conducted by a panel consisting of two to three members of staff and typically lasts between 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the post being recruited. You will be advised when invited to interview whether you will be required to take a test, make a presentation or in some other way prepare for the interview.  We do not normally ask a candidate to attend a second interview for the same post.

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date we regret that you have not been invited to interview.  You are welcome to check with us if you are concerned that you may have been selected and the invitation to interview has been lost.  We make every effort to contact candidates who do not respond to our invitation to interview within a reasonable time, but if we cannot contact you, the opportunity may be offered to another candidate.

Disabled applicants should indicate if they wish to apply for the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by ticking the box in the Guaranteed Interview Section on the application form. In order to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, applicants will need to declare that they have a disability. 



Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles.

In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles, our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of appointment on the basis of merit by fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact in the first instance.

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