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Welcome to the Bristol City Council Online Recruitment pages.

Using these pages you can find our latest job vacancies, view the Job Descriptions, Employee Specifications and complete and submit an application form direct to us without having to pick up the phone!


Before being able to apply you must register by using an email address and a password which must contain at least one capital letter and one number with a minimum of six digits in all. On completion of registration you will be sent an email to activate your account. By clicking on the link in your email you will be taken to your 'personal account zone', where you are able to manage your personal profile and application history, register for job alerts and view any saved applications. If you forget your password you can be sent an email reminder.

Once logged in you can complete the application form using the clear 'page by page' format at the top of the form. On each page you can 'Save', go to 'Previous' page or 'Next' page You are able to save at any point and return later to complete your application as long as the job has not reached the closing date. You will automatically receive reminders to complete the form before the closing date.

On the final page you you will see 'Save', 'Preview and Print' buttons. You can then print a copy of the application for yourself. This section then allows you to 'Submit' your application which is sent directly to Recruitment Services at Bristol City Council. You will receive an acknowledgement email that the application form has been received. Should you wish to apply for another job some information saved from your previous application will be applied to your new application form. Certain areas of the form have an 'Add' button which allows you to add further information (ie: employment history).

The application history in your personal account will list all applications completed or partly completed. Any application completed may be viewed but not changed. For partly completed applications, clicking on  the link will allow you to return and complete the form.

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