How to apply

The only way to apply for a job with either Mansfield or Ashfield Council is online. You can search and access details of all the current vacancies.

To apply online

Search the job listings on this site to identify which job you want to apply for.
  • Click on the job title to view the job details.
  • Click on the "Apply for this job" button for the online application form.
  • If you haven't previously registered to use the site, you will be prompted to do so at this stage.
  • Complete the application form as instructed.
  • You will receive automatic confirmation that your application has been received.

Please ensure you complete and submit your application by midnight on the closing date, as applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.

The information below aims to help you complete the form and answer some questions that you may have about the application process.

Completing an application form

Please read the job description and person specification carefully to make sure that you meet the criteria and the job and conditions are suitable for you. 

You will only be shortlisted if you meet the essential requirements of the employee specification. The decision to shortlist you for interview will be solely based on the information you provide in the application form.

Please make sure that you address all the areas covered in the person specification and make sure that your application demonstrates the skills and experience you have for the specific job you are applying for.

Check that the information you provide is accurate. If you conceal or misrepresent relevant information at any stage during the recruitment process you will be disqualified.


Equality Act 2010

We encourage everyone to apply for jobs at the Council and will consider all applications regardless of your circumstances. 

If you have difficulty completing the on-line application form please contact the HR Team who will be able to provide further support.  The size of the website text can be increased, please click on 'Text options' on the top right hand corner of the home page.

We are committed to interviewing all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.  Please let us know if we need to make any arrangements for you to come to an interview in the 'for disabled candidates' section.



Please provide the contact details for two referees. One referee should be your current or most recent employer, or if you are a school/college leaver your tutor. Please do not include any relative as a referee.

References are only requested for the successful candidate once selected. If references are to be requested at an earlier stage in the process you will be contacted. No appointment will be confirmed without the receipt of satisfactory references.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

For jobs which involve direct access to vulnerable adults and children, your offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Asylum and immigration check

Any offer of employment will be subject to a check to make sure that you are eligible to work in the UK. This is a legal requirement under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.


You must not try to influence any councillor or officer of the Council in relation to your job application, or you will be disqualified. This means you must not seek the support of a councillor or officer, or attempt to ask them to influence the decision on who to appoint.

Criminal convictions

When you apply for a job with us, the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 means that you must tell us about any criminal convictions you may have which are not ‘spent’. If you don’t tell us, we may dismiss you from your job if you are appointed.

For some jobs you must declare all criminal convictions or cautions, regardless of whether or not these are spent. The information in each job description will tell you if the job falls into this category.‚Äč