Things to think about when you’re applying

Application process

Your job application plays a very important part in the selection process and what you write in it will go a long way to deciding if you get invited to interview.

Please make sure the information you provide is clear and accurate, and that you submit your application by the closing date and time stated on the advertisement.

Personal details

Please make sure that you fully complete this section and include your home address, email address and your telephone number.


Please provide details for two referees. These people should know you well but who are not related to you. If you’re a school or college leaver, please give us the contact details of your head teacher/tutor and also the manager of your most recent work experience placement, if applicable, or the details of your manager if you have a part-time job.

Referees will not be contacted without your permission.

Education, qualifications, memberships and training

Please provide us with details of your education and relevant qualifications as well as any professional memberships or other training you have experienced.


Starting with your most recent job, please give us a summary of all employment, including any relevant unpaid work. Please explain any breaks in employment dates.

If this is your first step into the world of work, please feel free to draw on your experiences in education and your personal life, e.g. school prefect, captain of a sports team, Duke of Edinburgh, volunteering, youth club etc.

Supporting statement

Use this section to support the information you have already provided regarding your suitability for the role you are applying for and how you meet the requirements of the role.

Refer to the Person Specification for details of the qualifications, experience and technical skills required for the role and note how these will be assessed. The qualifications, experience and technical skills will be used in the decision-making process for recruitment.

Some roles require you to answer specific questions instead of providing a supporting statement. This will be made clear in the recruitment information.  Please ensure you answer these questions fully if required.

It is essential you address the criterion marked as (A) on your application form in the section for supporting information.

Provide examples, where possible, of skills, abilities, knowledge and experience outlined in the job description and person specification.

Include everything that is relevant – including training and experience gained throughout your work activities – as concisely as possible, and offer demonstrable examples where appropriate.

Be as specific as possible, we cannot guess or make assumptions, we will assess your application solely on the information provided.

Additional Information

Answer the questions in this section accurately advising us of any dates you are not able to attend for interview.

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be asked to provide confirmation of your right to live and work in the UK.


Please read the declaration information on the application form to be advised of the declaration process that is relevant to the job you are applying for.   Please tick the consent box at the bottom, before submitting your application.

Equal Opportunities form

Please read the notes provided with the equal opportunities form before completing your application. This form will be kept separate from your job application to ensure that none of the information provided is used in the selection decision.

We can assure you that the information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and only used to monitor the fairness of our recruitment and selection procedures.

Offer of employment

Note that any offer of employment made by the City of London Corporation will be subject to receipt of the following documents:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of right to live and work in the UK
  • Proof of current address
  • Five years’ employment history (where relevant)
  • Two satisfactory references
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance (when required for the role)
  • Medical assessment (which may include a medical examination by a Doctor named by the City of London Corporation)

Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment (DBS)

The City of London Corporation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

In order to meet these requirements, we have a Child Protection Policy in place.

The purpose of DBS checks is to safeguard the children and vulnerable adults for whom we provide a service. Some of our posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. For these roles we will ask you to declare your criminal convictions on your application form inline with legislation.