Our application process

Applying online

If you are interested in working for Nottingham City Council Housing Services but don't want to apply for any of our current vacancies, you can still sign up for job alerts or submit your CV for general consideration. Simply create an account with us and complete the registration form. This will save your personal details, so you don’t have to re-enter them every time you apply for a role.

To apply for a vacancy, click 'view' to see the full advert and job description. At the bottom of the page click the 'Apply' button.  You may need to answer a few quick questions and attach your CV (if you don't have a CV with you, you can add it later). You can review and change your application at any time before you submit it by logging into your account. When you are ready, submit your application.

Personal information (such as age and gender) will not be shared with the recruiting manager and is for monitoring purposes only. It makes sure that we meet our commitment as an equal opportunities’ employer.

We're committed to achieving a working environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination. If you have a disability, we'd like you to tell us at the application stage. This is because we have committed to offering an interview to any disabled person applying for a job as long as they meet the essential criteria stated on the Person Specification (this does not necessarily guarantee a job offer). Find more information here.

To find out how we use the information provided by you, read our privacy notice

You can log in to your account to view the status of your application. Please be on the lookout for any messages in the 'you need to do something' section. If you change your mind, you can also withdraw your application at any time.

We aim to review applications as soon as possible, and you will receive an email to let you know whether you have been shortlisted for an interview. You may be asked to log in to your account to select an interview slot from a list of available dates and times. Please let us know if you feel you will need any reasonable adjustments to help you participate in the interview and selection process.

We screen your application for relevance to the job advertised, so please make sure you make your application highlights the relevant skills highlighted within the  Person Specification to give yourself the best chance of being shortlisted.

If you need support to apply, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0115 746 9600 or by email, and we'll do all we can to help you.

Telephone interviews

You may be invited to take part in a short telephone interview. We think telephone interviews are a great way to get to know each other and can be used to give you more understanding of the role and any technical skills that are needed.

Face-to-face interviews

Please do take the time to learn as much about us as you can - there's lots of useful information on our website. We're a diverse team from various backgrounds but have shared values that we'll explore further when we meet you.

We like to bring out the best in everyone we meet, and we'll have an open and transparent conversation to understand you and your skills, behaviours and values, and see how they meet the needs of the specific job we're interviewing you for.  It's worth thinking about what makes you ideal for the role so that you have some great examples of how you can demonstrate your skills.

It's important we get an appointment right, but we do understand it's equally important for you to join an employer who can offer you a great working environment, an excellent benefits package and a good work/life balance. We believe in transparency, so please come with questions for us to answer too - we're always happy to tell you about all we've achieved and what improvements we are looking to make next.

If you are invited to an interview, we will ask you to make us aware of any reasonable adjustments needed in order for you to attend and fully participate in both interviews and assessments. This includes any adjustments needed for any physical disabilities, health conditions, learning disabilities, hearing or visual impairments, but also includes any cultural adjustments you would like us to make in order to make you feel comfortable during your time with us, such as things like a preference of not shaking hands or any language barriers you may have. We aim to make our buildings as accessible as possible, and many of our sites also have multi-faith rooms.

Our recruitment panels involved in interviews and assessments reflect the communities we serve and reflect the population of Nottingham as a whole. We welcome any discussion surrounding this so that you can you to fully participate in the interview and assessment process.

Video interviews

Where a face-to-face interview is not practical, we may ask you to interview using a video call. In that case we’ll discuss this with you beforehand, and may ask you to download the necessary software or app to your device. You should approach a video interview in the same way you would if you were there in person.  We do understand though that you are in your own home, and may not be able to put the rest of your life on hold while you talk with us.


Assessments allow applicants to showcase their skills. If you are shortlisted for a hands-on role such as a trades colleague, we will allow you to demonstrate your expertise with a practical test. If the role is business support or managerial, we may ask you to do a written or computer-based test. Please don't worry - all will be explained to you before you come, and we'll make reasonable adjustments if you need them.


If you're successful at interview and join the team, we'll be committed to welcoming you. You’ll complete an induction session where you meet other new starters, find out more about Nottingham City Council Housing Services, and get an insight into social housing.

We actively encourage our employees to develop through our organisation, and your manager will discuss this with you to put you on the path to success.