General information for applicants

Applying for a vacancy at Daventry District Council

The online application process has eight different sections within it, which must all be completed.  You will be unable to submit your application if any fields marked with a red asterisk are left blank.  You must also ensure that you have correctly entered the 'captcha' code at the bottom of the page, and have ticked to confirm you have read and agree to the consent of use.

If you are applying for your first job, please insert your previous school or college under section 3 'Previous Employment History', inserting £0 for the salary. Each vacancy has identified questions under section 7 'Application Specific Questions'. The answers to these questions are used for short listing applications for interview.  You are advised to consider your answer carefully to each question as there is a limit on the number of characters you can enter.

If you wish to read through the questions and complete the application form at a later date, there is the facility to save your application. 

Please note: The saved application will not open in any other software. 

In order to view your application, go back into the vacancy to apply, and use the 'Browse' function above section 1 to reload your saved application.

You are strongly recommended to print your application for your own records before you submit  your completed application for consideration.  Once you have submitted your application you will no longer have access to it.

Benefits of working for Daventry District Council

  • The Council has several flexible working policies to help employees manage home life and work
  • Basic holiday entitlement is 24 days per annum in addition to bank holidays
  • Employees are encouraged to contribute to the Local Government Pension Scheme, a defined benefit (career average) scheme.  Pension rights and service are transferable if you move from one local authority to another
  • The Council offers a Childcare Vouchers scheme
  • A relocation package is available for new employees moving into the area, subject to certain conditions   
  • Training and development opportunities – support for further study to help you in your job role.



Terms and Conditions

  • New entrants to local government are subject to a probationary period of not less than 6 months.  You will be helped to identify your development needs but it is up to you to establish your suitability for the position
  • Full time hours are 37 per week, but the nature of your job may be that some of your working time may not be within normal office hours.  All working hours count towards your agreed weekly hours
  • Smoking at Work – the Council operates a No Smoking Policy
  • Code of Conduct – you will be required to abide by the Code of Conduct for Employees.  You will be asked to declare outside employment and interests and these will not be allowed if they might conflict with the Council’s interests
  • Employees working in Audit, Fraud investigation and Housing are required to make a signed declaration.  You will be provided with details where applicable.