Advice on applying for Manchester City Council vacancies and attending assessments.
The 'Person Specification' section of the application form is where you get to describe how you meet the criteria for the role, as set out in the Person Specification document. For each of the criteria, aim to give specific examples which demonstrate the knowledge, skills or behaviours required.
Examples could be from work, education, voluntary roles, or your personal life. They could relate to specific tasks, projects, goals, relationships or challenges that you’ve faced. Begin by describing the situation, then how you demonstrated the relevant knowledge, skills or behaviours, and what the outcome was.
If your application is shortlisted, you may be invited to attend one or more assessments. Types of assessment include a written task, interview, presentation, and assessment centre. The type of assessment for each role will depend on the knowledge, skills and behaviours required. Assessments may take place in-person, online, over the phone or via video call.
If you’re invited to an assessment, firstly congratulate yourself! This means you demonstrated some good examples of how you meet the role requirements in your application. You can now build on those strengths at your assessment.
In preparation for your assessment you may want to:
Good luck with your application and assessment!