Online Application Guidance

These guidelines will help you in submitting your application to us.

N.B. Please save your application as you progress through the form. The system automatically times out after 20 minutes use and will lose any unsaved information.


Your CV

Please ensure that your employment history, education and qualifications are detailed within your CV.  Where qualifications are identified as mandatory for the position you have applied, you will be required to produce certificates at the interview for verification.  You should complete your CV with full details of examination results and grades.

When uploading your CV please ensure that it is anonymised of all personal data including your name, address and date of birth.  This helps us to demonstrate that the shortlisting process has taken place in a fair and equitable manner.


Cover Letter/Addressing the Person Specification

The information you provide detailing how you meet the person specification aspect of the role profile is particularly important in helping us to understand whether you meet the requisite skills, knowledge and experience for the role.  You should highlight your skills and experience to demonstrate how you meet the criteria.  It is advisable to provide real examples from your skills, knowledge and experience wherever possible.

If you have not been in employment previously or have not been in paid employment, you may detail any skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from study, voluntary work or as a result of your personal interests.  


Political Activity

Canvassing on behalf of an Elected Member or Senior Officer of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Combined Authority), directly or indirectly will disqualify you from a role that may be determined as a Politically Restricted position.  You must therefore declare any relationship, however remote, with an Elected Member of the Combined Authority or Combined Authority employee.

If you are politically active, please state this on your application.


Criminal Records

Criminal Records will be checked where relevant, in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.



All appointments are subject to satisfactory references.

You will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two referees. At least one referee should be your current employer. If you have not previously been employed, you may select someone you know however referees should not be members of your family or friends.


Contact regarding your application

Please ensure you check the email address you have provided, as a confirmation email and copy of your completed application form will be emailed to you. We will also use this email address for all correspondence relating to your application.



Please note that you will only be contacted if you are successful at the shortlisting stage.  If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful.