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How to apply for a job with us

Before applying please read our Important Information for Applicants (PDF, 365kb).

For tips on applying for jobs with North Ayrshire, see our guide (PDF, 342kb).

Apply for vacancies online at myjobscotland, where you can:

  • search for vacancies
  • create an account
  • save applications.

All job offers and reminders will be emailed to you. Please note: late applications won't be considered.

Please note: myjobscotland is not maintained by North Ayrshire Council. Technical problems should be emailed to myjobscotland@cosla.gov.uk

Selecting the right person for the job

We aim to select the most suitable person for each post based on their:

  • relevant skills
  • knowledge
  • qualifications 
  • behaviours. 

We're an equal opportunities employer: no applicant is treated unfairly on any grounds.

We use Role Profiles, online Application Forms and Interviews to find the best person for the job. Through your application form and interview, you'll be expected to provide evidence of how your skills, knowledge, qualifications and behaviours meet the requirements of the post.

We recommend you read all of the information provided about the vacancy before submitting an application. Pay particular attention to the essential criteria and behavioural requirements of the post as described in the Role Profile.   

Role profile

For every council vacancy, there's a role profile. This gives an overview of the post along with the skills, knowledge, qualifications and behavioural requirements.

Recruitment Panels use the Role Profile to shortlist candidates and gather evidence of the applicant's overall competence.

Online application form and interview

Applicants are asked to submit a completed application form to be considered for any of our posts.

All our application forms and interviews are behavioural based.

Successful applicants

Successful applicants will be initially advised that they are the 'Preferred Candidate'. 

North Ayrshire Council won't make any formal job offers until pre-employment checks are undertaken.