Information for Applicants

8. Other Information for Applicants

Closing Date

The closing date for an application will be highlighted on the job advert.

Please be aware that unfortunately late applications will not be accepted.

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not get confirmation your application may not have been received so please contact

What Happens Next?

We want to make sure that your experience of our recruitment and selection process is a positive one.

You will be notified:

  • If you are not short-listed
  • If you do not get the job after attending an interview.

You will then be able to request:

  • constructive feedback on your application if you are not short-listed
  • feedback on your performance at interview if you don’t get the job.

Pre-employment Checks

If you are successful in being offered a job at the Council it will be conditional based on satisfactory pre-employment checks. Our pre-employment checks include; ID & Right to work checks, two satisfactory references, a Health questionnaire and DBS checks (where applicable).  As part of the reference process the Council will also ask your current/latest employer for your sickness record for the previous 12 months. This will be considered in line with the rest of the reference and pre-employment checks to ascertain if the offer will be confirmed. Any further information required will be discussed with you.

The Council will request 2 references, one must be from your current/most recent employer or educational. If you don’t have a second employment reference, you may provide a character one which can be completed by neighbours, business acquaintances, family friends, teachers, and clients, they cannot be family members.

Probation Period

All new employees with the City of Lincoln Council will be subject to a 6 month probation period. This enables both the Council and the employee time to settle into the new role and decide if it is right for them. The Council will be monitoring performance throughout this period.

Complaints Procedure

If you want to complain about any aspect of the recruitment process you should write to:

HR and WBL Manager
City of Lincoln Council
City Hall

Or email, for the attention of the HR and WBL Manager.

Your letter should give the reasons for your complaint and should be sent within 10 working days of the closing date.

We will make every effort to deal with any complaints as quickly as possible.

Equalities Statement

The City of Lincoln Council is committed to fair and equal opportunity in all aspects of employment including the recruitment and selection of its employees. It is the Council’s policy that people from all sections of the community have genuine equal opportunities in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. The Council will take appropriate and reasonable steps to remove all barriers and obstacles to such equal opportunities.