Working for the Council

Working for East Cambridgeshire District Council is more than just a job. It's about getting involved in the local community, providing help assistance and essential services for the 74,000 people who live in the District.

In order to meet our commitment to high quality, continuously improving services we need to employ talented, committed people. In return we provide a supportive employment culture, offering flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and competitive salaries and benefits.

Where do we advertise vacancies?

All vacancies are advertised on our own website and with Jobcentre Plus. In addition we may also advertise with local papers, such as the Cambridge Evening News and Ely Weekly News. If the position is of technical or professional nature, we may look to advertise with a specialist journal or magazine.

Contacting us to request an application form

Job advertisements give brief details of the vacancy including:-

  • what the job involves
  • the rate of pay
  • hours of work
  •  the work location
  • job reference number
  • a contact name and telephone number/email address for informal discussions about the vacancy
  • the closing date for applications
  • the interview/selection process date

They also give instructions on how to obtain further details and an application form.

You can request an application form in large print if you so wish.

Alternatively, you can apply for a job online on this website. The option to apply online is available at the bottom the details of each job vacancy shown on the job vacancies page.

Important dates to consider

Closing Date

Completed application forms must be returned by the end of normal office hours on the advertised closing date. Closing dates are normally two weeks after the date of advertisement.

Being notified that you have been selected for interview

Candidates are normally contacted within 5 days after the closing date if they have been selected for interview. Candidates will usually be given at least 5 days notice that they have been selected for interview and details of the selection process.

The application form

East Cambridgeshire District Council's standard application form is used for all vacancies.

The Job Profile

This document lists what the job involves and the duties and responsibilities you will have.

The Person Specification

This is a document which gives details of the essential and desirable experience, skills and abilities needed to do the job. Every application form received will be compared to the person specification, so it is very important to refer to the criteria within this document when completing the section on supporting information.