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We hope that you find it easy to use this website. We have compiled this information to tell you about the various functionalities available to you and to offer helpful tips to aid you in applying for a job with South Gloucestershire Council.

Search Jobs

This facility enables you to search for jobs that match any combination of the following criteria:
• Occupation
• Location
• Department
• Salary
• Working Pattern
• Keyword

Tip: If you are looking for a particular vacancy and know the job reference number, type this into the key word search function to view the job details.

Current Vacancies

Here you can view all the Council’s current vacancies. Click on More Details to learn about the job and guidance for applicants. You can also choose to Apply Now if you wish.
Tip: We strongly recommend that you click on the More Details link and view all the information in the Before Applying section. The Job Summary, which contains detailed information about the job and the selection criteria, is a particularly useful document.

Please note we are unable to accept CV's and require an application form to be completed for any vacancy you wish to apply for.

Applying for a Job

When you have found a job that interests you, click on either the Job Title or More Details link, which will provide you with further details about the opportunity. If you then wish to apply, click Apply Now

If you are new to our jobs website, this option will first ask you to register and create a profile. You can then continue with your application.

If you have applied for a job with us before, your application form will retain some basic information from your last application. We recommend keeping a copy of the skills and experience or responses to the essential and desirable criteria sections for future applications. You can then update and tailor your application form for the current job. 


Once you have completed the application form click the Save & Preview button which will give you the opportunity to make any final amendments before submitting it.

You will receive an e-mail acknowledgment confirming that we have received your application. Attached to the e-mail will be a copy of your submitted application for your information.


South Gloucestershire Council's preferred method of communication is by e-mail. Please include your e-mail address on your application so that we may send further communication regarding selection for interview via this method. If you believe that you should have received an e-mail from us please check your junk mail as sometimes a system may treat our e-mail as spam. If you have not provided an e-mail address any communication will be via post.

My Account

My Account enables you to manage your applications and profile, register for job alerts and create a searchable profile:


Allows you to modify your registration/personal details or change your password.

Application History

Here you are able to view all of your previous applications and resume completing an incomplete application.

Talent Pool

Gives you the opportunity to register your details and the type of work you are interested in, (although we strongly recommend that you continue to visit the site regularly to update yourself with the latest opportunities).
If you want us to be able to search your details please switch it on, or to hide your details switch it off.

Job Alert

Enables you to receive automatic notification (Job Alert) by e-mail when jobs arise that match your chosen criteria. 

Please note that if you are interested in vacancies across all locations you will need to tick every location box to ensure you receive notifications for all roles.

Schools Vacancies

This is link will take you to e-teach where vacancies in South Gloucestershire Council schools are advertised.

Links to more Information

Please click on the green links to find more information about the Council, the South Gloucestershire area, employee benefits, learning and development and general information not covered elsewhere on the site.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions regarding applying online, please e-mail or contact 01454 863080.

We wish you the best of luck with your application.