The recruitment process - information for interviews
Information for shortlisted candidates (and their referees) for jobs at Dorset County Council, schools and external customers.
For shortlisted candidates
If you have received an invite to interview email for a post you've recently applied for, you will need to bring documents with you to the interview:
- DBS - if stated in your email that appointment to the post you have applied for is subject to a DBS check, the documents you are required to bring to interview are detailed in the employee identity checking (for posts requiring DBS) guidance notes [PDF Download], you are also required to complete and bring with you the criminal records declaration form [PDF Download]
- Right to work in the UK - if the invite to interview email doesn't state that a DBS check is required you are still required to bring certain documents with you to your interview to prove your right to work in the UK, these are detailed in the employee identity checking (for posts without DBS) guidance notes [PDF Download]
- Qualifications/registrations - all applicants are requried to provide proof of the qualifications and registrations listed on your application form, please bring certificates or certified copies with you. If you are unable to provide these we will require written confirmation from the awarding body.
You should confirm your attendance at the interview as soon as possible, by accepting the invite on the Dorset For You Jobs dashboard, if you are unable to attend, or wish to discuss the possibility of securing an alternative time slot please contact the recruiting manager, from whom you received the invite to interview email.
For individuals who have been asked to provide a reference for a shortlisted candidate
If you have received an email from a manager at Dorset County Council requesting a reference for a shortlisted candidate please complete the relevant reference reply form from the list below (the email will state which is the relevant form) and return to the recruiting manager by email:
If you have any questions about the recruitment process please contact the recruiting manager, from whom you received the reference request.