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How to use this site/ FAQs

  • Registering your details

  • How do I register?
  • How important is it to keep my registration details up to date?
  • How do I cancel my registration?
  • Problems when registering your details

  • Error message when trying to register?
  • I have forgotten my user name and password?
  • How to use the search facility

  • How do I search for job vacancies?
  • Email alerts

  • How can I be alerted about jobs?
  • How do I delete my job alerts?
  • I do not appear to have received any job alerts?
  • Details you need to enter before you apply on line

  • Why is it beneficial to enter my employment history, qualifications and membership of professional bodies in my registration BEFORE I apply on line?
  • How do I add my education details?
  • How to apply on line

  • How do I apply online?
  • What information do I need to put in my application?
  • How long do I have to submit my application form?
  • Do I need to complete my application in one go?
  • How do I access my part completed application?
  • Problems when applying on line

  • Can I delete an incomplete application form?
  • Can I delete a completed application form?
  • Can I copy an existing application form?
  • I can not move on to the next section in my application form?
  • Can I print off my application before I submit?
  • Submitting your application

  • Submitting your application?
  • Can I view and print off my application after I have submitted it?
  • I have incorrectly submitted my application form?
  • Confirmation

  • How will I know you have received my application?
  • What if I do not receive confirmation that you have received my application?
  • Feedback/Interviews

  • When will I hear if I have an interview?
  • Can I have interview feedback?
  • Problems & Contact information

  • I am having problems with my computer and I am not making progress with the on line submission?
  • Can I contact someone for technical support?
  • Registering your details

    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 your entire details, click on the ‘Register’ button at the bottom of the page.

    How important is it to keep my registration details up to date?
    It is important that you keep your registration details up to date as this information is used by the system to generate correspondence if we need to contact you. For example, to invite you for interview or to inform you of changes to a vacancy etc. Equally, we use your email address to confirm we have received your online application form or to send you email alerts which you have set up. .

    Tip:- If you amend your personal details on your application form such as your name, address and email, this will automatically update your registration details. However, additional information such as employment history, education/qualifications and membership of professional bodies will not automatically update your registration - this will need to be updated independently.

    How do I cancel my registration?
    Log in, using your username and password. Once logged in you will be on your ‘homepage’. Click on ‘Edit your details’ and then click on ‘Delete all your details / close registration’ link. You account will then have been closed.

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    Problems when registering your details

    Error message when trying to register?
    If you, or someone else has already registered in the past using the same email address that you are trying to register with, you will get the following error message:

    ’A registration already exists using this email address.’

    Tip:- If you click on the ‘Forgotten Password’ link underneath the error and enter your email address the system will automatically email you the username and password on record for that account.

    The system stores your personal information, employment history, education/qualifications and membership of professional bodies per registration, therefore only one registration per email address is allowed.

    I have forgotten my user name 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.

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    How to use the search facility

    How do I search for job vacancies?
    To find a job click on the ‘Search for jobs’ link on the left hand side of the screen, when the search page opens, find the job you are interested in by using some or all of the search criteria’s (you don’t have to put something in every box!). When you have entered some criteria’s to search on, click search. When the results appear, click on the post title of the specific job and further details will be displayed.
    Once the further details about the job are displayed, you can click on the ‘Job Description’ and ‘Person Specification’ links near the bottom of the page.

    Please note: that the correspondence attached to specific vacancies such as the Job Description and Person Specification will automatically disappear after the closing date. You may therefore wish to save these documents in the event of you being invited to interview.

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    Email alerts

    How can I be alerted about jobs?
    You can set up an email alert for our vacancies. When a vacancy goes live on our website (or any of our partner organisations) and depending on which criteria you have specified, an automated email alert will be sent to you to bring the vacancy to your attention.
    To set up an email alert, log in, using your username and password. On your homepage click on the ‘Add new email alert’ link. 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.
    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 over 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 ‘Your E-mail Alerts’ section. If you have any email alerts set up, you will see them listed in this section. 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 home page – 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.

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    Details you need to enter before you apply on line

    Why is it beneficial to enter my employment history, qualifications and membership of professional bodies in my registration BEFORE I apply on line?
    One of the features of this system is that when you initially start your online application form the details held within the ‘Edit Your Details’ section will automatically be populated directly into the form for you so that you don't have to do it each time you apply.

    To enter these details click on the ‘Edit Your Details’ link on your home page and you will be able to add and amend and delete your information:

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

    • Employment History

    • Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Education, Professional and Vocational training

    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
    End Course / Training Date:- 2006

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    How to apply on line

    How do I apply online?
    You need to have registered on the site before you apply on line. Log in to the system using your user name and password.

    Click on the ‘Search for jobs’ link on the left hand side of the screen, when the search page opens, find the job you are interested in by using some or all of the search criteria’s (you don’t have to put something in every box!). When you have entered some criteria’s to search on, click search. When the results appear, click on the post title of the specific job and further details will be displayed.
    When the job details have been displayed, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on the button ‘Apply for job online’, the application form will subsequently open up for you to complete.

    What information do I need to put in my application?
    See information within the section 'Application guidance ‘.

    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?
    No, 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 when you click on 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 home page. Part way down the page you will be able to view the section titled ‘incomplete applications’

    Tip: If you do not submit your application before the closing date, your partly completed application will be automatically 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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    Problems when applying on line

    Can I delete an incomplete application form?
    Yes! If you are unhappy with your application form for any reason and wish to start again you can delete it yourself. Log in to the system using your user name and password to access your home page. Scroll down to the ‘Incomplete Applications’ section. Next to the vacancy that you are applying for, click on ‘delete’ You will then have the facility to apply online again.

    Can I delete a completed application form?
    Unfortunately you cannot delete a completed application form yourself. However, we can do this for you but will need you to email us by way of formal request to carry out the deletion on your behalf. The email will need to be sent from you (the applicant) and clearly state the PDC vacancy reference number and full name of the applicant.
    You can make this request by emailing us at jobs@derbyshire.gov.uk , we will then delete the form for you and confirm the deletion with you via email. You will then have the facility to apply online again.

    Can I copy an existing application form?
    Previously completed application forms unfortunately can not 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’ or ‘not applicable’.

    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

    Submitting your application?
    Once you have clicked on the ‘Submit’ 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 we cannot send the application form back to you for amendment. We can either delete the application form for you or attach information to it. If you require a completed application form deleting or you require us to attach additional information to it, you can make the request by emailing us at jobs@derbyshire.gov.uk .

    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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    Confirmation

    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 email 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.

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    Feedback/Interviews

    When will I hear if I have an interview?
    If you have not been offered an interview within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful. If you are not offered an interview, I hope you will apply for other posts that interest you in the future.

    Can I have interview feedback?
    Recruiting Managers will provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants on request. Please contact
    HR@peakdistrict.gov.uk quoting the job for which you applied for.

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    Problems & Contact information

    I am having problems with my computer and I am not making progress with the on line submission?
    Don’t worry, there are other alternatives.
    Please see our Alternative ways to apply section for help with this matter.

    Can I contact someone for technical support?
    Yes! You can contact us via email at jobs@derbyshire.gov.uk and we will answer your query as soon as possible.

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    Peak District National Park Authority
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    Derbyshire DE45 1AE

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