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How to Apply

Please look at the advert to check how you need to apply.

You may be asked to send a CV to, complete the online application form or complete a basic details form and send it to

Applying with a CV

If we are asking for a CV, please ensure it covers your work history and key achievements and has at least one contact number or email for you. Please send this to A covering letter is helpful to outline why you are interested in the position.

Applying with the basic details form

If we are asking for a basic details form, please ensure you have entered your work history as fully as possible, using an additional sheet if needed and include at least one contact number or email for you. Please send this to A covering letter is helpful to outline why you are interested in the position.

Applying via the online application form

You don't have to complete the online form in one go as you will be given an ID number and PIN so you can go back to it and change it as many times as you need to before submitting it to us. We can email you reminders to let you know when the closing date is near.

The form is divided into eight sections and they dont have to be completed in order. To move between sections use the "previous" and "next" buttons at the bottom of each section or click the section tabs on the left of the form.  Any information you enter will automatically be saved whenever you leave a page. Once you have completed each section you can review and print it before finally submitting it to us. To start your application, select the "apply for this job online" button at the bottom of the job advert.

Equal opportunities monitoring information

We should be grateful if you would complete the information requested so that we can monitor equality and inclusion data to ensure that we are treating all candidates fairly and appropriately. This information will be treated as confidential and will not be forwarded to recruiting managers nor used as part of the selection process.

Personal details

A number of fields need to be completed and you will not be able move on until you have entered information required. You may have already provided much of the information needed by completing the equal opportunities page. If so, this information will have been brought forward into this section. To arrange interviews, we will need to contact you so please let us know all suitable contact details. Please let us know any dates that you are unavailable for interview.


Use this section to give all relevant information about your education and qualifications gained. You should complete a new row for each qualification but you don't need to include the education establishment each time if it is the same as in the previous row. To save details, use the update button after entering each row.

Membership of professional bodies and training

Use this section to include membership details of any professional bodies or relevant training courses that you have attended. To save details, use the update button after entering each row.

Present employment

You will need to provide the following information for your current position (where applicable) and for each previous employer you wish to tell us about:

Employment history

Use this section to let us know of any previous paid employment you have had. Please account for any gaps in employment (subject to provisions relating to disclosure under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974). You should complete a new row for each of your previous employers. This section also asks if you have previously worked for Fareham Borough Council.  If so, please list any details in the grid provided. To save details, use the update button after entering each row.

Relevant skills and experience

The information that you provide in this section helps us decide who will be invited for an interview. Ensure you read the information provided about the job particularly the job details. Use this section to demonstrate how your skills and experience would enable you to complete the duties of the post.

If you are pasting text into this section from another application (eg Word), please note that although bullet points, carriage returns etc can be pasted into the application form, formatting such as bold or italic is not supported.

References and supporting information

Please provide details of two referees who have given their permission for their names to be used.  One of them should be your current or most recent employer and your previous employer if you have been in your current employment for fewer than two years. Referees must not be friends, neighbours or relatives, but people who can comment on your conduct and behaviour at work and know you in a professional capacity (i.e. as your manager, supervisor or client). If you are a school/college leaver, or have not been in employment for some time, please provide two similar alternatives, such as a headteacher. Please provide an email address where available as we prefer to request references in this way to speed up confirmation of an employment offer.

Please supply information about work permits and transportation. If appropriate, use the grids to complete details of any previous convictions. You should also use this section to declare any relationships (personal or business) that may impact on your employment with Fareham Borough Council.

Reviewing your application before submission

Before you submit your application, you can review it. To do this, use the "review application" button at the bottom of section 8. If you wish to change anything on the form, use the "return to application" button at the bottom of the page and you will be taken back into your application so that you can edit. The form can be printed by using the print facility on your internet browser. If you wish to submit your application, use the "submit application" button at the bottom of the page.

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