Applying for a job with the Council

All vacancies are listed on the current vacancies section of the website.

Recruitment and selection policy

The Council is committed to complying with employment legislation, policies and procedures and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations. We are committed to developing flexible methods of recruitment to meet the diverse needs of the authority and its service users. The Council is committed to ensuring its recruitment processes are honest, fair, and effective to assist in meeting our business and service objectives and provide equality of opportunity for all.

The online application form

For most posts we collect your personal details as part of the equal opportunities monitoring questionnaire. This information is not provided to the recruiting manager.

Remember - we can only decide who we should interview based on information provided in the application form so it is very important that you complete it in full, to the best of your ability, providing relevant information about your skills, experience and suitability for the post.

All applicants are required to complete the Council’s online application form. We do not accept CVs.

Schools vacancies: Details of how to access a schools application form will be provided on the vacancy advert, along with the details of the return address which is the majority of cases, will be to the school.

Further help and support

We want you to have the best chance of success so we give you information to help you in your application pack.  If you feel you would like some further advice or help in completing the application form, you can get free help and advice from the following centres:

The centres can also help you with other job applications, with job hunting and finding the right training courses.  They also provide free resources, such as newspapers and computers for job seekers to use.
Make sure you submit your application by the closing date shown on the vacancy advert.

Good luck with your application.

Equal opportunities

The Council is committed to ensuring that we provide equal opportunities in employment to our existing employees and to anyone who applies for a position with us because it makes good business sense, it is in line with good practice elsewhere and we are legally required to do so.

Therefore, the Council has adopted the following statement: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council reaffirms its opposition to unfair discrimination in employment and expresses its commitment to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunity. To this purpose, the Council will ensure that the selection, training and promotion of staff are based solely on the criteria of merit and ability and that, therefore, no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, ethnic or nationality, gender, sexual orientation, domestic circumstances or marital status, political or religious belief.

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