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I require information in a different format- what should I do? Can I apply on a paper form instead of on-line?

 

Paper copies of information about the vacancy and a paper application form can be requested from the Recruitment team at the House of Commons:

Telephone 020 7219 6011 (9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday),

Write to:
Recruitment Team
House of Commons
London
SW1A 0AA

 

Can you accommodate my requirement for reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the recruitment and selection process?

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the recruitment process, you can speak confidentially to a Campaign Manager about how we can accommodate your needs.

Examples of where adjustment may be needed include (but are not limited to): consideration to be made when application forms are being sifted; consideration to be given for appointment times if you are a carer; access issues, or requirements for additional time during an interview or any testing used as part of the application process.

At each stage of the process there will be an opportunity to confidentially discuss any specific questions that you may have with a Campaign Manager.

Can I request flexible working arrangements at the House of Commons?

Yes.  The House of Commons will carefully and positively consider any requests for flexible working arrangements. Most jobs at the House of Commons can be applied for on a part time or job share basis and this is specified in our job descriptions. All requests made will be considered according to your needs and, the needs of the organisation and where feasible, requests will be granted.

Can I just send you my CV?

We ask candidates to complete an application form so that we have the same information for all candidates to assess against the required competencies.

Unless we specifically ask you to submit a CV (which we do for a small number of vacancies) please do not send us your CV as it will not be passed on to the recruitment panel.

The House of Commons does not keep CVs or applications not related to a specific vacancy on file for future vacancies. Instead, please sign up for our vacancy alerts here to be notified when suitable vacancies arise.