Flexible working hours, pension scheme, internal career opportunities, training programmes, retail discounts.Answered by Calderdale Council10 November 2017
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Calderdale Council a better place to work?Asked 10 March 2019
Get rid of middle management who are paid too much for doing nothingAnswered 13 September 2020
What advice would you give the CEO of Calderdale Council about how to improve it?Asked 10 March 2019
Recruitment practices in which managers consistently select only candidates in their own image need to be addressed: conscious and unconscious bias training all round and monitoring of whether it makes a difference. And if you want a kinder workplace, put emotional intelligence into role profiles: recognise and reward it.Answered 7 September 2019
How does someone get hired at Calderdale Council? What are the steps along the way?Asked 18 June 2017
You will need to find the job vacancy on the Calderdale Council website and then apply through the system. Applications are shortlisting using the essential and desirable criteria in the role profile and then if shortlisted will be invited to a face to face interview. If successful then you will be offered the role subject to pre employment checks.Answered by Calderdale Council10 November 2017
Preparing for an interview is very important. There are many different things you need to think about before attending an interview, such as what questions the interviewer may ask and preparing a response, ensuring you have all documents needed at interview, getting to the venue, planning what to wear and thinking about professional behaviours.
A few tips you may wish to consider in advance of your interview are:
• Revisit your application form; review the role profile to recap on the duties and skills of the role
• Research Calderdale Council and the service area you are applying for.
• Prepare answers to possible questions by ensuring you have an example to substantiate your response.
• Think about questions you may want to ask the interviewer.
Remember, the interview is as much about you gaining a feel for the organisation and the role as for the interviewer to find out more about what skills and attributes you can bring.Answered by Calderdale Council21 August 2019
Does Calderdale Council require pre-employment background checks? What kind of background check does Calderdale Council do and how long does it take to complete?Asked 13 December 2017
Calderdale Council will complete thorough pre employment checks before a start date is agreed. The timeframe for the checks to complete can vary depending on the role and how quickly your references are returned.Answered by Calderdale Council7 March 2018