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How to use this site

You must register with this website before you can apply for jobs online. Once you have registered you will be able to enter your personal details, apply for jobs online and receive email alerts when vacancies that you may be interested in are advertised.

You only need to register once. If you have forgotten your username and password click on ‘Forgotten Password’ link on the right hand side of the screen.

  • Registering your details

  • Problems when Registering your details

  • Details you need to enter before you apply online

  • Email alerts

  • How to apply online?

  • Submitting your application

  • Confirmation

  • Feedback/Interviews

  • Problems & Contact information

  • How do I register?

    To register, click on the ‘Register’ link on the right hand side of the screen and fill in your personal details. Enter a meaningful username and password that you will remember. Once you have entered all your details, click on the ‘Register’ button at the bottom of the page.

    It is important that you enter your home address and email address as these are used by the system to generate correspondence such as email alerts and interview letters.

    How important is it to keep my registration details up to date?

    All correspondence which is generated from the system uses details from your registration. Letters are produced using your name and address and email are sent using your email address. Therefore, it is important that you keep your contact details up to date.

    Tip:- If you amend your personal details on your application form such as your name, address, email this will automatically update your registration. Additional information such as employment history or qualifications does not automatically change your registration. This needs to be updated independently.

    How do I cancel my registration?

    Log in, using your username and password. This takes you to your Homepage. Click on ‘Edit your details’ link and then ‘Delete your entire details/close registration' link.

    Error message when trying to register?

    If you, or a member of your family, have already registered in the past using the same e mail address you will get the following error message:

    A registration already exists using this email address.

    Tip:- If you click on the ‘Forgotten Password’ link and enter your e mail address the system will automatically send you an email to your email address with your username and a link to be able to reset your password.

    The system stores your personal information, employment history and qualifications per registration, therefore only one registration per e mail address is allowed.

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    Why do I need to enter my employment history, qualifications and membership of professional bodies in my registration BEFORE I apply online?

    If your details are entered in your registration (homepage) before you apply online for a job, your details will be pre-populated in each application form you complete. (If you update them after starting to apply online, the changes will not pre-populate the form.)

    To enter these details click on the ‘Edit Details’ on your homepage link and you will be able to add and amend:

    • Employment history

    • Membership of professional bodies

    • Educational and professional training

    • General details such as name, home address and email address.

    How do I add my education details?

    It may not be necessary for you to input all your Educational details individually. It is possible to aggregate the same qualifications under one entry providing they were all taken at the same time, and at the same establishment. For example see below:

    Establishment Name:- Highfields School
    Qualification Name:- GCSE Maths, English & Science
    Grade:- A,A & B respectively
    Date qualification obtained:- 2006
    Start Course/Training Date:- 2005
    Start Course/Training Date:- 2006

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    How can I be alerted about jobs?

    You can set up an email alert for our vacancies. Log in, using your username and password. This takes you to your Home page. Click on the ‘Add new email alert’ link - you may add up to 5 different email alerts. Enter a name for your email alert and select the criteria you require, such as salary, occupational group etc, then click on the ‘Save’ button. The system will send you an email daily when any vacancies are put onto the website that match your search criteria.

    Please Note: If selecting a specific salary value for your email alerts, you will be notified of any jobs achieving the minimum salary value specified. E.g. If you set your email alert to receive jobs at 30k and a job was advertised at £25-£30k you would not be alerted of this job as the criteria works on the minimum salary value.

    Tip: your email address in your registration is used to send out email alerts, so it is important that you keep your registration details up to date.

    How do I delete my job alerts?

    Log in, using your username and password. Scroll down to the ‘Email Alerts’ section. You will see a list of the email alerts you have set up. Click on the ‘Dustbin’ icon next to the alerts you want to delete.

    I do not appear to have received any job alerts?

    Ensure you have set up an email alert on your homepage – refer to question: How do I set up email alerts? Ensure your registration details reflect your current email address. Check in your spam/junk folder in your computer. You may have a filtering system set up on your computer that will not accept our emails alerts.

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    How do I apply online?

    Please register with the website before applying online. Once you have logged in, please complete your employment history and qualifications before starting the application form.

    Search for the job, once in the job details there will be a button at the bottom of the screen ‘Apply for job online’, click on this link and the application form will open up for you to complete.

    I have forgotten my username and password

    If you click on the ‘Forgotten Password’ link and enter your email address the system will automatically send you your username and password.

    How long do I have to submit my application form?

    The job details will specify the closing date. You must have submitted your application by midnight on the closing date.

    Do I need to complete my application in one go?

    You do not need to complete all of the sections in one go. You can complete part of the form and come back to it at a later date to enter further details. Each page of information is saved by clicking the 'next' button at the bottom of each page.

    Tip:- the previous button will take you to the previous page without saving changes that you have made on the current page. To make sure your changes are saved, click on the next button before going back.

    How do I access my part completed application?

    Log in to the system using your user name and password to access your homepage. Part way down the page you will be able to view ‘incomplete applications’

    Tip: If you do not submit your application before the closing date, this part completed application will be moved into the section ‘applications not completed in time’. You will not be able to submit the application after the closing date.

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    Can I copy an existing application form?

    Previously completed application forms can not currently be copied, however you can use the copy and paste function to copy details over from one application to another.

    I can not move on to the next section in my application form?

    All fields marked with a * symbol are mandatory and have to be completed, and all the sections within the application form must be completed before the system will allow you to go to the next page.

    Tip: If a section is not applicable to you then type in ‘None’. Please ensure that all details on the application form are correct.

    Will there be enough space for me to complete my experience details?

    The experience section will expand according to capacity and will accommodate approximately 10 pages of A4. In the unlikely event of your application exceeding this amount, please send as a word attachment to the following email address .Please ensure you state that this supplements your online experience submission and provide your name, job title and job reference number.

    Can I print off my application before I submit?

    The only way of printing off your information prior to submission is to print off each page individually. This can be done by right clicking and choosing the print option.

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    Submitting your application?

    Once you have clicked on the Next button on the last page your application will be submitted to us and you will be unable to amend it. If you do not want to submit the application form at this stage click on the 'Close' button on the last page.

    I have incorrectly submitted my application form

    Unfortunately you can not submit another application form for the same job reference number. We can send you a Word document of the application form for you to complete and return prior to the closing date.

    Can I view and print off my application after I have submitted it?

    Yes. Log in to the system using your user name and password to access your homepage, part way down the page you will be able to view and print ‘completed applications’. Click on the job title and your application can be viewed at the end of the document where you will see a print button.

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    How will I know you have received my application?

    Once you have submitted your application the system will send you a confirmation of receipt by email. The system will use your e mail address stored within your registration details, therefore it is important to keep your registration details up to date.

    What if I do not receive confirmation that you have received my application?

    Check your Registration to ensure that you have entered your email address correctly. Check in your spam/junk folder in your computer. You may have a filtering system set up on your computer that will not accept our emails.

    When will I hear if I have an interview?

    We will confirm in writing to shortlisted candidates only to the email address supplied, within four weeks of the relevant closing date.

    Can I have interview feedback?

    Appointing officers will provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants on request.

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    I am having problems with my computer and I am not making progress with the online submission?

    Don’t worry, there are several alternatives.

    • You can request a recruitment pack by emailing quoting the reference number of the vacancy. Please note that the information contained within this pack will be exactly the same as what is on the website.

    • You can download a PDF version of the application form. See section 'Alternative ways to apply'.

    Can I contact someone for technical support?

    Yes! You can contact us via email at and we will answer your query as soon as possible.

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    Forgotten Password?

    Register here to receive jobs by e-mail and to apply for jobs on-line.


    Contact Us

    Bolsover District Council
    The Arc, High Street
    Clowne, Chesterfield
    S43 4JY

    Telephone: 01246 242424
    Fax: 01246 242423