Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich recruitment process

Completing the Royal Borough of Greenwich application form

To apply for one of our jobs online you will need to register, for which you will need a valid email address. If you do not have one, it is easy to get a free email address from a number of internet providers.

To register you must enter your email address and chose a password. You will then receive an email which will tell you that you have registered successfully. Please keep a note of your username and password for future use.

The application form

You must complete all sections of the online application form which are relevant to you as clearly and fully as possible.

Your supporting statement

The supporting statement is the most important part of the application. It is your chance to show how your skills and experience meet the criteria set out on the person specification.

Make sure that you:

  • avoid unspecific statements such as "I have all the necessary skills and abilities mentioned in the person specification"
  • use examples
  • do not copy and paste from your CV

Explain how you meet requirements

You should fully explain how you meet the requirements of the post. For example, if the person specification asked for experience of working with elderly people, you need to explain when, where and what was involved.

For example: "I worked in a care home which housed 40 frail elderly residents. Working as part of a team of highly qualified and attentive staff, we focused on the individual needs of our residents with person-centred care. This involved 24-hour personal care."

Relevant experience

If you do not have much past job experience, you can mention any relevant experience gained at school or college, at home, in voluntary work, on work experience or through hobbies. 

For example: "While at university, I worked for two years as part of a team producing the student union newspaper. I wrote a column each week on how students saw life on campus. This involved interviewing different students which has given me good interpersonal skills."

Please remember that managers when sifting applications have a checklist of the criteria with scores for how each candidate meets them.