Candidate information

‌Welcome to Derby City Council recruitment. You will find lots of information on these pages about working for us.

To apply for our vacancies, you'll need to sign up and use our online application service. For some vacancies, including school-based posts, you might need to telephone or write for an application form. Please check the job details.

If you can't find a position that suits you right now, sign up to receive job alerts and we'll email you when something comes up.

To apply for jobs online, you may want to learn how to use the internet and email or build up your confidence. Derby City Libraries run free short courses to help you get online. For more information ask at your library or telephone 01332 641702.

Disability equality: please tell us if our online application service is not suitable for you.

View the vacancies

To see our current vacancies online visit our recruitment pages

For all other recruitment queries call 01332 640844, minicom 01332 640666.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to apply online?

We have made a decision to manage all our applications online only. This is because it saves time, money and helps the environment by using less paper. It's better than doing it manually too; you can monitor the progress of your application and we will be able to keep in touch with you by email. We will of course, make reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

I'm having problems filling in my online application

If you're having technical difficulties filling in your online application, please email us at

The advert says "an enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates." What do I have to do?

If you are offered the position we will ask you to complete a DBS application form as part of our pre - employment checking process. You will not be able to take up your appointment until all our checks have been completed satisfactorily.

For further DBS guidance please see our DBS Policy and the DBS Code of Conduct

Recruitment of people with past convictions

Derby City Council aims to promote equality of opportunity for all, and recognises the importance of employment in the rehabilitation of ex-offenders. Criminal records will only be taken into account when a conviction is relevant.

Having an 'unspent' conviction will not necessarily bar applicants from employment, and will depend on the circumstances and background to the offence(s). The Council will not consider convictions that are not relevant to the work area.

Applicants who are offered employment to certain posts exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, will require a DBS check before an appointment can be confirmed. These include posts working with children or adults in regulated activity.

Recruitments Complaint Procedure

If you feel that you have been treated unfairly by our recruitment process then you can make a complaint via the Recruitment Complaints Procedure

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