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Our application process

Our application process

Applying online

Details of current vacancies are here.

If you don't want to apply for any of the current roles, you can still sign up for job alerts or submit your CV for general consideration. You can create an account here - simply complete the registration form. Once you have created an account, you can login to save you from entering your personal details every time you apply for a role.

To apply for a vacancy, click 'view' to see the full advert and job description for the role. At the bottom of the page is the 'Apply' button.  You will need to answer the questions (if applicable) and attach your CV (if you don't have a CV with you, you can add it later on). You can review and amend your application at any time before you submit it by logging into your account. When you are ready, submit your application!

You can log in to your account to view the status of your application. Please look out for any messages in the 'you need to do something' section. If you change your mind, you can also withdraw your application from your account.

We aim to review applications as soon as possible, and you will receive an email to let you know whether you have been shortlisted for an interview. You will be asked to log in to your account to select an interview slot from a list of available dates/times. Please let us know if you feel you will need any adjustments to help you participate in the interview and selection process.

All personal questions (such as age, gender) will not be shared with the recruiting manager and is considered sensitive information that we hold for monitoring purposes only, and ensures that we meet our commitment as an equal opportunities employer. Nottingham City Homes is committed to achieving a working environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination. We have made the commitment that if a disabled person applies for a job and meets the essential criteria stated on the Person Specification, they will be have an interview regardless of the nature of their disability (this does not necessarily guarantee a job offer). Find more information here.

We screen your application for relevance to the job advertised, so please ensure you make your application relevant to the Person Specification to give yourself the best chance of being shortlisted.

If you need any help applying, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0115 746 9600 or by email and we'll do all we can to help.

Telephone interview

You may be invited to take part in a short telephone interview. We think telephone interviews are a great way to get to know each other and can be used to give you more understanding of the role and any technical skills that are needed.

Interviews

Please do take the time to learn as much about Nottingham City Homes as you can - there's lots of useful information on our website. We're a diverse team from various backgrounds, but have shared values that we'll explore further when we meet you.

We like to bring out the best in everyone we meet, and we'll have an open and transparent conversation to understand you and your skills, behaviours and values, and see how they meet the needs of the specific job we're interviewing you for. It's worth thinking about what makes you ideal for the role so that you have some great examples of how you can demonstrate your skills.

It's important we get any appointment right, but we do understand it's equally important for you to join an employer who can offer you a great working environment, an excellent benefits package and a good work/life balance. We believe in transparency, so please come with questions for us to answer too - we're always happy to tell you about all we've achieved and what improvements we are looking to make next.

Assessments

We do assess in various ways as we feel this helps us get a good understanding of the skills we need - these are specific to the role you are applying for and allows all applicants to showcase their skills. If you are shortlisted for a hands-on role such as a trades colleague, we will allow you to demonstrate your expertise with a practical test. If the role is business support or managerial, we may ask you to do a written test. Please don't worry - all will be explained to you before you come, and we'll make reasonable adjustments if you need them.

Induction

If you're successful at interview and join the team, we'll be committed to welcoming you into Nottingham City Homes. We'll complete a corporate induction session with you during your first week to give you an overview of the organisation and an understanding of what all the different teams do. Inductions are a great way to meet other new starters and get an insight into social housing.

We actively encourage our employees to develop through our organisation, and your manager will discuss this with you to put you on the path to success.