Frequently Asked Questions

Job Applications with the Council



Where do you advertise job vacancies?
All our external vacancies are advertised on this website, at the job centre and in the local, regional or national press/publication, according to the type of job it is.

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Can I get a copy of the job description and/or person specification?
Yes, you can view them on this web site.

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Can I apply for a job vacancy online?

Yes, you will be able to apply for a job vacancy online and view all vacancies and supporting documents. You can save your application and complete it over several sittings before the closing date. You can also attach information which you feel supports your application in Section 10 of the application form.

Note: Please do not attach a Curriculum Vitae as your supporting information.

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Where is the best place to park in Wrexham if I am coming to the Guildhall complex for an interview?

You can look for car parks close to the Guildhall by viewing our interactive town centre map.

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Why does the Council have a long, drawn out process to follow when they advertise for a job?

The main aim of this Council is to provide a high quality, cost effective service for the community. Making sure we have the right person in the right job helps us to achieve this. We use a structured process based on ‘appointment on merit’ when we recruit and select new employees.

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If I want to know more about the job where/who do I contact?

You’ll find a contact name, job title and contact number on the job advertisement. This person will have been involved in putting together the job requirements and should be able to help you.

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I’ve completed my application form but I didn’t get invited for an interview. What do I do now?

If you have not heard within 4 weeks you should assume your application is unsuccessful. If you have been unsuccessful or have not heard from us, you may want to know why.

We provide feedback opportunities where you can discuss with someone (usually the contact name in the advert) why you were not successful. They’ll point out where they thought you did not meet the necessary criteria for the job.

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I’ve been asked on the application form to give names and addresses of two referees. Why does this happen and will it affect my position with my current employers?

In the majority of cases, any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory references and medical clearance. However, there is a space on the application form indicating your consent, or otherwise, for us to contact your referees.

If you wish to accept an offer of employment from us, you should not give notice to your current employer until you have received notification from us that everything is satisfactory.

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If you have any further questions about this job or the process to be followed, please speak with the ‘contact name’ or the HR section (telephone numbers on the job advert).

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