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Applying for a Job

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a job with the council is online. Please ensure you complete and submit your application by 23:59 on the closing date, applications submitted after this time will not be accepted.

When applying for a vacancy at Brent Council please read our Remuneration and Benefits. This document details the job location, pay and annual leave entitlement for the job you are applying for. It will also state whether an assessment is required.

The information below aims to help you complete the form and answer some questions that you may have about the recruitment process.

Application information

Please read the job description and person specification carefully to understand what the position involves. The decision to shortlist you for interview will be solely based on the information you provide in the application form and if you meet the essential requirements of the person specification.

Make sure that you address all the areas covered in the person specification, demonstrating the skills and experience you have for the specific job you are applying for.

Check that the information you provide is accurate. If you conceal or misrepresent relevant information at any stage during the recruitment process, you may be disqualified.

You can type a supporting statement up to 4000 characters directly on the system or upload a word document of your statement.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.

If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Do not let this deter you from applying for future job opportunities with Brent Council.

Disabled applicants

Applicants who are disabled and:

a)covered under the Disability Provision of Equality Act 2010 and

b)meet the essential criteria for the role will be invited to the selection process.

Recruitment stages

Assessment / Interview process

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage, you will be given five working days notice prior to your assessment and/or interview.

Pre-employment checks

If you are successful at your job interview, we will require two satisfactory references before we can offer you the position. At least one of these references should be from your present or last employer.

Your offer of employment for positions that involve direct access to vulnerable adults and children will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Candidates will normally receive confirmation of their start date within 4 weeks of their conditional offer but this will depend on:

How quickly candidates complete and return all necessary information

Whether an Occupational Health referral is required, and how detailed the request for medical information is

If a DBS is required

Right-to-Work

We will carryout a check to ensure you have the right-to-work in the UK. This is a legal requirement under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. We only employ candidates who require a work permit for posts where the Home Office recognise them as a skills shortage occupation, e.g. social workers or specialists with rare skills.

Declaration of Interest

When applying for a job with the council you will be asked to disclose any relationships with a councillor or senior officer of the council. You will be required to complete a Declaration of Interest form to declare whether you have any additional employment within or outside the council.

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