Shortlisting is carried out as soon as possible after the closing date. A minimum of two people will normally shortlist, one of whom will be the line manager. The criteria used for shortlisting is consistently applied to all candidates.
It is done by measuring the information supplied by the candidates or their nominated referees against the person specification. The application form is not used as a test for literacy, unless literacy is a genuine requirement of the job. There is no maximum or minimum number of candidates who will be shortlisted. The reasons for shortlisting and rejecting candidates will be recorded and kept for six months.
Although we would like to contact all applicants who submit an application form, we are aware of the extra costs the additional letters would create. Therefore, if you have not received a letter four weeks after the closing date inviting you to an interview, please assume that on this occasion you have not been short listed.
West Somerset House
Telephone: 01643 703704