After the interview

Phone call after the interview

How will I know if I have been successful after interview?

At the interview, the recruiting manager should be able to give you an indication on when you will hear back about the outcome of your interview. After the interview, the recruiting manager will contact you by telephone to inform you if you have been successful and will conditionally offer you the role. This will be followed up by an email.

If you are unsuccessful, the recruiting manager will make contact to inform you of this and offer you feedback.

If I am successful, when will I be able to start work?

Your new manager will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient start date. Successful applicants will not be able to commence employment until we have cleared all our safer recruitment checks; satisfactory references, DBS clearance (where applicable), medical clearance, Right to Work in the UK evidence, driving licence (where applicable).

To enable you to start as soon as possible, we may ask you to help us chase up any outstanding checks, such as references.

How much will I get paid?

We always advertise the salary range for the role within the vacancy pack and job advert. The job description will also list the grade for the post. If you are successful, the rate of pay will be confirmed by your new manager at appointment as well as in your contract.

When will I get paid?

All employees are paid on the 18th of each month apart from school employees, who are paid on the 28th of each month.

I currently work for another authority. Will my previous service be counted?

Yes, if there is not more than a week’s break between moving from one authority to another. Continuous service will also be counted if you currently work for the Local Police Authority, various schools and some other public sector bodies, those covered by the Modification Order. To check please speak to the recruiting manager or HR.

If I am successful will I need to complete a probationary period?

All appointments will have a minimum 6 month probationary period. During the probationary period, you will expect to have a probationary review at 3, 5 and 6 months. This is a period of learning and support which helps embed you into the team and the organisation.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion at Denbighshire County Council. We want to make the application and recruitment process a positive one and provide additional support to those who may need it.

We want our employees to feel supported and included, in order to reach their full potential. If you have a disability and require a reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, then please let us know and we will be able to support you.

Find out more about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunities in Employment policy (PDF, 350KB)

Disability Confident Scheme and Armed Forces Covenant

We have gained Disability Confident accreditation and also hold the Gold Award for the Armed Forces Covenant.

If you have a disability or are serving or ex-armed forces, you are guaranteed an interview as long as your application shows that you meet the essential criteria for the post.

Disability Confident Accreditation logo and Armed Forces Covenant logo

Disability Confident

As part of the Disability Confident accreditation, we guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability (external website) who demonstrates through their application that they meet the minimum essential criteria for the post.

To be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, applicants must disclose that they have a disability and would like to be considered for the scheme. This information can be found on the Guaranteed Interview Scheme section of the application form. Please note that any information or details contained with the Equal Opportunities form will not be sent to the recruiting manager.

If you would like to request any adjustments or have any specific requirements, please email hrdirect@denbighshire.gov.uk or contact the recruiting manager.

Armed Forces Community

As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, we recognise that those leaving the armed forces may be disadvantaged in securing meaningful employment and adjusting to a civilian environment. We also recognise the contribution that members of the armed forces community can make to our organisation.

We therefore guarantee an interview to any service person or leaver who meets the essential criteria for an external vacancy.

Further details can be found in the Recruitment Policy.

Recruitment Policy (PDF, 3.2MB)

Equal Opportunities Data

We ask for your Equal Opportunities information as part of the application process in order to monitor the effectiveness of our equality, diversity and inclusion within Denbighshire County Council. Please be assured that this information is not sent to the recruiting manager and does not form part of the selection process. 

Right to Work Checks

It is a legal requirement to ensure that all employees within Denbighshire County Council are legally entitled to work within the UK. There will be a number of roles within the Council that will require additional checks because of the nature of the role. These checks will include DBS Checks (formerly known as a CRB check), Work health assessments and evidence of qualifications.

The required checks will be made clear at the job offer stage.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory checks being received.

Further details can be found in the Recruitment Policy.

Recruitment Policy (PDF, 3.2MB)

Right to work in the UK

To find out more information about what documents will be required at interview stage, please visit the GOV.UK website (external website).

Further Guidance

Our aim is for all applicants to have a positive experience when applying for a role within Denbighshire County Council. We want to do our best to ensure that the process is straight forward and therefore have listed some guidance below:

  • Each job that we advertise will have a Job Description and Person Specification. Please ensure that you read these documents thoroughly and save a copy if you need to as this information will not be readily available once the job role closes online.
  • Applications should be completed via our online application method. Once you have created an account, the system will save your details for a quicker application next time.
  • It is important to complete all parts of the form, if a section does not apply the please write N/A (not applicable) in the space provided. It plays an important part in the selection process allowing us to short-list candidates for interview and helping as a basis for the interview itself. Please remember that we won’t make any assumptions about you and if you don’t tell us about them then we will not know.
  • Our Values and Principles are important to us so please consider how you will fit within our culture.
  • CVs alone are not acceptable but can be submitted along with an application form by emailing hrdirect@denbighshire.gov.uk.
  • Remember to complete your equal opportunities monitoring form, these details are completely confidential and simply assist us to comply with our obligation to provide anonymised Equalities reports.
  • Look carefully at the job description, person specification form and the advert, this will give you an insight into the role you are applying for.
  • Ask yourself why are you interested in the job and what skills and experience can you bring to the role.
  • Make sure you submit your application in time.
  • Get to know us. Researching Denbighshire County Council and the Service will give you a greater insight, agendas and priorities which could be relevant to the job that you are interested in.

We want everyone to have a positive experience when applying for a career with Denbighshire County Council. If you are not successful, we hope that you are still able to gain an insight to our organisation and take some positives from the process.

If you would like to share any positive feedback or if at any stage you feel that the process correct procedures were not followed please contact us at hrdirect@denbighshire.gov.uk.