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The job application plays a very important part in the selection process and will be used as the basis for shortlisting candidates for interview.

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 advert.

Personal details

Ensure that you fully complete this section and include your address, email address and a contact telephone number.


Complete details for both references who should not be related to you. If you are a school or college leaver, please give us the contact details of the head teacher/tutor and also the manager of your most recent work experience placement, if applicable.

Referees will not be contacted without your permission.

Education, qualifications, memberships and training

Give details of your education, qualifications as well as any professional memberships or other training you have attended.


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

We reserve the right to contact former employers to verify information contained in your application.

Supporting information

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.  

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 - training and experience gained through out of work activities - as concisely as possible.

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 and also advise 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.


Read the declaration and tick the consent box at the bottom, before submitting your application.

Equal Opportunities form

Read the notes which are 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.

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)