information for applicants

Internal applicants only

Applicants who fall under the following categories are eligible to apply for vacancies marked as internal only.

  • Permanent post holder employed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
  • Person on temporary contract issued by the Council if they are working for the Council at the time the advert appears.
  • Apprentice employed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
  • Person registered with the Council’s WorkLink/Work Choice programme.
  • Staff in joint arrangement posts with a contract issued by the Council.
  • Agency worker working for East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
  • A casual worker employed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The following are not eligible to apply:

  • Person who has no link with the Council.
  • Staff in joint arrangement posts with a contract issued by other authorities.

Pay date

All new appointments for East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be paid on a standardised monthly pay frequency on the last banking day of each month.

Email

Please note that email is the Council's preferred and most cost effective method of communication and will be used wherever possible at all stages of the recruitment process up to and including contract issue. Therefore, please ensure you supply a valid email address, notify us of any changes to your email address and check it regularly for any communication regarding vacancies you have applied for. Please check your spam or junk mail folders regularly to ensure our emails are reaching your inbox. If you add recruitment.services@eastriding.gov.uk to your address book, this should ensure delivery of all your emails from us.

Equality

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is pursuing equality of opportunity in employment. If you have any special requirements regarding access to the building where your interview will be held or need any other aids or adaptations to assist you during the interview, including any assistance for a disability or learning difference e.g. dyslexia or translation help due to a communication barrier e.g. literacy skills or if English is not your first language, please contact Recruitment Services on 01482 391238 or email recruitment.services@eastriding.gov.uk.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council will ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, disability, marital status, pregnancy, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, HIV status, trade union involvement or political activities.

Safeguarding

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.

Criminal record

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences.

Health and Safety

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, 1974 and other associated legislation places responsibilities for Health and Safety on all employees. Therefore it is the postholder’s responsibility to take reasonable care for Health and Safety and Welfare of him/herself and other employees in accordance with legislation.

Confidential information

The duties set out in the Job Outline may involve having access to information of a confidential nature which may be covered by the Data Protection Act, and by Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972. Confidentiality must be maintained at all times.

English Language Requirements for Public Sector Workers

Section 42 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that the Council ensures that all customer facing staff are able to speak an appropriate standard of English; therefore any applicants for customer facing posts will be assessed on this basis as part of the interview process.

Driving posts

If this post requires a valid driving licence and a council vehicle is to be driven, the postholder must be eligible for unrestricted cover under the Council’s insurance policy.

Newly qualified Social Workers/Assessment Officers

If the post you have applied for requires a social work qualification and you have completed your social work qualification within the last 2 years, it will be requirement of employment that you complete the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

Pay Adjustment for Term Time Only Posts

Please note that for term time only vacancies where the commencement date is part way through a school year, if you are appointed, your annual leave entitlement in your first year of employment will be pro rata to the actual number of days worked in the school year up to 31 August. This means that payroll will adjust your pay in the first year by creating a term time adjustment that will reduce pay to the correct level over the remaining months to 31 August pay to ensure you are not overpaid for leave you have not accrued. Therefore your actual monthly salary payments for your first year until 31 August will be lower than one twelfth of the salary quoted for the post.

Schools Unsuccessful Applicant Clause

Schools do not have the resources to send individual notifications to all applicants who are not shortlisted so if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have been unsuccessful.