Information on our recruitment process


Applying and afterwards


Your completed Application and  Equality & Diversity forms should be returned to us by the closing date indicated in the details of the post for which you have applied.  Forms returned by post should be sent to HR Recruitment, JNCC Support Co, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, PE1 1JY.  We will acknowledge receipt of your form if you send a stamped, self addressed, postcard with it.  Please ensure that the correct postage is applied and that it will arrive beore the closing date.  Application forms can be emailed to  .  If you submit your form by email you will normally automatically receive confirmation that your message has reached us.


Candidates who appear from the information supplied to have the most suitable qualifications and experience will be invited to interview.


You will normally have at least one weeks’ notice of the interview date.  Interviews are normally held at our office in Peterborough, but posts based at our offices in Aberdeen may be interviewed there. 


The interview is usually conducted by a panel consisting of two to three members of staff, and typically lasts between 30 to 45 minutes depending on the post being recruited.  You will be advised when invited to interview whether you will be required to take a test, make a presentation or in some other way prepare for the interview.  We do not normally ask a candidate to attend a second interview for the same post.


If you are offered the post a formal contract cannot be issued until we have completed various pre employment enquiries, but you are able to start work for us after an offer has been made and before a contract is issued.


If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date we regret that you have not been invited to interview.  You are welcome to check with us if you are concerned that you may have been selected and the invitation to interview has been lost.  We make every effort to contact candidates who do not respond to our invitation to interview within a reasonable time, but if we cannot contact you the opportunity may be offered to another candidate.




Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles.


In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles, our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of appointment on the basis of merit by fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact in the first instance.