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Job Application Guidance Notes


Thank you for your interest in working with GGP Law. This is a guide to assist you in applying. Please read it carefully before filling out the application form.

Completing the Application Form

Guaranteed Job Interview Scheme

Under this Scheme you will be invited for interview if you meet the essential attributes in the person specification and you have indicated on the form that you have a disability or are a Flexible New Deal client.

Flexible Working

GGP Law encourages flexible working practices where possible and any employee may have a request for flexible working considered. You may wish to discuss the possibility of flexible working at interview. Job sharing is one type of flexible working and all jobs are open to job sharing unless the advertisement states otherwise. We cannot guarantee your preferred working arrangements. However, where possible, alternatives would be discussed with you at interview.

Equal Opportunities

GGP Law recognises the need to achieve equality for all citizens and employees. We recognise that people can be discriminated against because of race, colour, ethnic and national origins, marital status, domestic circumstances, gender, sexuality and transsexualism, age, class, ethical or religious belief, basic skills, disability, trade union activity, long term unemployment or because they have AIDS or are HIV positive. GGP Law is committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality. The Equal Opportunities Form is supplied with Application Form and helps us to monitor the effectiveness of our Equal Opportunities Policy. Please help us by completing the section and returning it with your application. Any information obtained from this section will be kept confidential and held on computer for statistical purposes only. The information will not be used in the selection process.

Retirement

Whilst GGP Law's normal retirement age is 65, applications are welcome from people aged over 65. In these circumstances an individual retirement date will be set.

Referees

Please give details of 2 referees who can provide information about you which is relevant to your application. One of the referees must be your current or most recent employer.

Your Personal Data

GGP Law respects your personal information and undertakes to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. The personal data you have provided will be used for the purpose of assessing you for the post for which you have applied. Your data may be disclosed to parties involved in the recruitment and selection process.

The personal data you have provided for Equal Opportunities in Employment will be used in statistical form for monitoring equal opportunities, and your data (excluding your name and National Insurance number) may be disclosed to parties involved in monitoring the effectiveness of our Equal Opportunities Policy.

GGP Lawis the registered Data controller. Any queries regarding the processing of your personal data by GGP Law should be directed to the Human Resources Manager on telephone number 01685 874629. A copy of the Partnership's full Data Protection Policy can be obtained by writing to: The Human Resources Manager, GGP Law, The Bee Hive, 11a Victoria Square, Aberdare CF44 7LA.

Medical Questionnaire

As part of the recruitment and selection process you may be required to complete a medical questionnaire. This will be kept confidential and only viewed by the Human Resources Manager.

Criminal Convictions

If you are selected for interview you will be required to complete a Criminal Convictions Declaration which gives guidance on previous criminal convictions which require to be disclosed.

We will not discriminate against ex-offenders, and if you have to give details of any previous convictions, this will not automatically prevent you from getting a job. We will consider how previous convictions could affect the job and these will only be taken into account if the offence is relevant to the type of work you would be doing.

GGP Law is committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. Therefore, if the post for which you are applying is exempt from the Rehabilitations of Offender's Act we are required to apply for a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure which details spent and unspent convictions.

Asylum and Immigration Act 1996

Under Section 8 of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, employers must ensure that any prospective employee is legally entitled to live and work in the UK. If you are invited for interview you will be required to produce an official document confirming that you are entitled to live and work in the UK, e.g. passport; full birth certificate and official document confirming your name and national insurance number; or a passport/travel document/letter from the Home Office.

Where to send your application

You can e-mail a completed application to us by sending as an attachment to elewis@ggplaw.co.uk and entering the vacancy in the subject box. To return your completed application by post, please send it to:

Elaine Lewis, Human Resources Manager, GGP Law, 11a Victoria Square, Aberdare CF44 7LA.

Customer Satisfaction

We are committed to a high quality recruitment and selection process. If you wish to offer any suggestions or comments please write to the above address.

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