Recruitment and selection plays a fundamental role in the operation and development of the Council’s activities. The ability of the Council to adapt to changing demands is dependent on the recruitment of employees who are flexible and committed.
The Council recognises the importance of having the right people, in the right job at the right time, with the right skills, abilities and attributes to fulfil our aim of delivering excellent services to the communities we serve. Effective recruitment will help the Council to attract and retain employees who are committed to delivering excellent public service.
It is essential that the Council complies with employment and equality legislation and applies a sound professional, consistent and transparent approach throughout the recruitment process.
The Council gives the commitment that all employees or job applicants will be assessed only according to their capability to carry out a given job, based on justifiable, objective criteria which are clearly related to the duties of the job.
It is recognised that the recruitment process is a high profile interface with the general public and, therefore, the Council should strive to project a positive image by displaying the highest level of standards, conduct and professionalism.
For more specific guidance on the recruitment process, see the manager guidance pages here