We have compiled the responses to some commonly asked questions about applying for a role at Westminster City Council (WCC), Hammersmith & Fulham Council (H&F) or Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC).
If you can’t find the response that you are looking for or need any further information/assistance please feel free to contact the Recruitment Team on 0345 600 3916
All our vacancies are listed on our website at jobs.westminster.gov.uk. They can also be found in your local Job Centre.
Select Register situated at the left hand side of candidate portal to open the 'Register as a Candidate' page and follow the instructions.
Select 'Manage Job Alerts' on the left hand side of the candidate portal. Enter your search criteria, your email address, alert name, frequency e.g. daily, weekly, monthly and period of time you wish to continue to receive alerts. Once your job search criteria has been saved you will receive email notifications of any jobs that match your search criteria.
Yes you can register with jobs.westminster.gov.uk at any time to be advised of possible jobs you may be interested in. You can set this up once your have created an account with us. Follow the process 'How do I create an account' and 'How do I set up job alerts'.
Anyone who has reached school leaving age i.e. has left school or will be leaving school after the last Friday in June of the school year in which they are 16. In addition to the recruiting manager's duty to access the health and safety risks, there are particular responsibilities to assess risks to all young people under the age of 18 years of age, before they start work.
As we need the same range of information from all candidates we are not able to accept CVs or testimonials in place of an application form. If you have any queries relating to this please contact the Recruitment Team on 0345 600 3916.
The majority of jobs on this website allow you to apply online and any information concerning the job, e.g. Job Description, Person Specification will be attached to the on-line job advert. If you require a hard copy application form or a job does not allow you to apply online then you will need to contact the Recruitment Team directly on 0345 600 3916.
Yes. There are many different positions within the Council that may suit your needs. You can save your application form online so you only need to complete the supporting information for each new job you apply for.
Each vacancy has a closing date which is displayed on the advert. As long as your form is submitted by that date you can take as long as your wish to complete the form. If you have started an online form but not completed it then you will receive an e-mail reminder as the closing date approaches. The email will remind you of the closing date of the advert. If you do not submit your application before the closing date then your application cannot be considered.
Any applications that are made online are submitted straight into the system which in turn allows you to track the progress of your application. For any job applications that are advertised outside the online system please refer to the job advert for where to return your application form or contact the Recruitment Team on 0345 600 3916.
Yes - on the final page of the application, before submitting your application, there is a facility to preview your form. When you open your form in the preview window you will be able to locate the 'printer icon'. If you want to print off any previous applications these can be viewed from 'overview of applications' from 'your account'.
All applicants who have applied online (or have requested to be contacted via email) will receive email notifications when there has been a change in status to their application, including invite to interviews.
With our current system we usually offer a choice of times for interviews on a particular day and you will be asked to login to your account on the jobs.westminster.gov.uk and choose a time which best suits you. If you need to change the date/time of your interview you can do so by releasing your interview slot and booking another one, if there are alternative slots available. If there are no slots available or you are not able to attend on the interview date you will need to contact the Recruitment Team on 0345 600 3916 who will advise if there are any other interview dates available.
If you wish to cancel your interview/withdraw your application, simply login to your account on jobs.westminster.gov.uk and release your interview slot and then withdraw your application by clicking into 'withdraw applications' on the left hand side of the candidate home page and follow the instructions.
If a job needs the appointed candidate to have a DBS check this will be stated in the job advert.
This depends on whether the role needs DBS/Disclosure Scotland clearance before the candidate can start.
All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and work health assessments. References should be from your current (or most recent if you are currently unemployed) and previous employers and should cover the last 3 years of employment. You may therefore need to submit details of more than 2 referees. You can submit details of up to 4 referees on the online application form.
If you are a current employee of the Council one reference will be required from your current Manager.
If the role involves working with vulnerable children or adults then one of your referees must be from a previous job where you have worked with vulnerable children or adults.
Yes, please go to the website for each council and enter search criteria 'apprenticeship scheme', 'work placement'.
Yes, please go to the website for each council and enter search criteria 'internship'
In the login section on the jobs.westminster.gov.uk, click on 'password reminder' to open the password re-set page. Enter your email address and click 'notify me'. This will send a password re-set instruction to the system and you will receive an email to enable you to re-set your password.
If you are experiencing problems with your on-line application form please try the following:-
If you still have a question that has not been answered above please contact the Recruitment Team on 0345 600 3916.