- Complete a short online application form
- Shortly after applications close, your application will be reviewed and sifted. For some roles you will be required to complete a short online test called the Civil Service Situational Judgement Test (CJST) and details will be sent to you if the test is required.
- If you pass the sift and the CIST (if required) you’ll be invited to an interview and sent some top tips to help you prepare.
If you cannot see a suitable vacancy, register your interest (opens in a new tab) and we’ll let you know when new vacancies open.
On some vacancies we can offer you the chance to be considered for a case administrator role if you’re unsuccessful in your probation services officer application process – look out for the tick box on the application form.
Tips for applying
Applying for any job can be difficult. We’ve put together some tips to help you:
- do your research – find out about the Probation Service and familiarise yourself with our work
- watch our webinar recording (opens in a new tab) to find out a bit more about the role
- read the job profile and pay particular attention to the job purpose and the skills needed – show how your abilities match what we’re looking for
- tailor your answers to meet the specific requirements outlined in the job description, rather than copying and pasting from another application
- think about how you can demonstrate, from your past experiences, that you have the qualities needed to become a case administrator – such as collaborating with others or meeting difficult deadlines
- after you list your formal qualifications and experience, you can provide details of any other relevant training or experience you have had – make sure to explain why these will help you in your role as a case administrator
- check and check again – use a spell checker, get a friend to read your application and give yourself time to proofread and edit your application
- plagiarised applications will not be progressed
Learn more about the Success Profiles recruitment framework (GOV.UK, opens in a new tab) we use as part of the application process.