Guidance notes

Whether or not you are shortlisted for an interview is based on the information you provide in your application. This guidance is designed to help you complete an application form to the best of your ability. 

General guidance

  • Complete all parts of the form, if a section does not apply the please write N/A (not applicable) in the space provided. 
  • CVs alone are not acceptable. 
  • Remember to complete and return your equal opportunities monitoring form. 
  • 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. 
  • Complete the form in a professional, well organised and positive manner.

Due to the amount of applications we receive, we cannot acknowledge receipt of a form, but we will let you know if you are successful after the shortlisting is complete. 

You can read our guidance leaflet for advice on completing the sections in the application form. 

Written applications

Please use black ink if you are completing a written application. You can add additional pages if you need to but remember to label each page with your name and the vacancy you are applying for. Please ensure that your completed application form is returned to HR Direct, Denbighshire County Council, Wynnstay Road, County Hall, Ruthin, LL15 1YN, using the appropriate postage.


One of our priorities is to ensure that all our staff and volunteers maintain appropriate and professional boundaries during the course of their duties. Where it's appropriate, staff will undergo relevant training to achieve this.

Safer recruitment is an important part of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, so we makesure that at least one panel member of any selection committee has been trained in “Safer Recruitment”.

If you are invited for an interview, we will assess issues in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children / young people / vulnerable adults.

Find out more about safeguarding