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How To Apply For A Job

To apply you must complete the Council's application form in full. CV's will not be considered unless specified in the job advertisement. Please ensure you read the Guidance Notes prior to and in conjunction with completing the Application Form. You must submit your completed application form before the closing date, as any applications received after the closing date will not be considered. 

If you are unable to complete an on-line application you can submit a paper application form. Please be aware that by signing the declaration on the paper form you are agreeing to your details being uploaded onto the Council’s applicant tracking system.

Personal Information

By submitting your application form, you declare that the information given is to the best of your knowledge correct. If you submit your application electronically, you are deemed to have signed it, verifying the correctness of its content.

Any information that is made available to Sefton Council will be treated in confidence and in accordance with data protection principles. Further information can be found in the privacy notice.

Disability Confident Scheme

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The Council is a Disability Confident Employer which means that it is committed to removing barriers for disabled people and those with long term health conditions in employment. As part of this scheme candidates are able to apply for all non-schools vacancies under a guaranteed interview scheme, whereby if you meet all essential criteria of the role as detailed in the person specification, you will automatically be shortlisted for interview.

In order to apply under this scheme you must complete the relevant section when submitting your application. Further details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Liverpool City Region Fair Employment Charter

The Council is proud to announce that it has been awarded Aspiring level of the Fair Employment Charter.

By joining the charter, this demonstrates that the Council is committed to the principle of fair employment and wants to play its part in building a healthy, fair, inclusive and just Liverpool City Region which are the key principles of the Charter.

Further information about the Charter is available here.


Application Form Guidance Notes (word 140KB)
Privacy Notice (How we use the information on your application form) (pdf 129KB)
Privacy Notice: Employees and pensioners (pdf 36KB)
Sefton LGPS Policy Statement on the use of Discretionary Powers 2023 (pdf 223KB)

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 18, 2023

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