Job Application Form

Position applied for

Personal Information and address for correspondence

N.B. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications we will not be able to routinely acknowledge receipt of applications and we will not be able to provide feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you are shortlisted for interview we will normally contact you by post / e-mail. However, if you would prefer to be contacted using another method please let us know here:

Information, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities


It is essential that you complete this section in full. Please refer to the Guidance Notes for Applicants for further details.

  • Please explain and demonstrate how your experience, skills and knowledge meet the selection criteria for the post described in the Person Specification (found in the Job Pack).
  • Please ensure that you address all the criteria on the person specification using the same order and numbers.

Career history

Please include your current / previous employment (including job training schemes), voluntary work, community activities, school placements, time caring for dependants etc. Please put in date order, starting with the most recent.

If you have worked or volunteered in the Citizens Advice service within the last 5 years please provide further details. References will be taken up for successful candidates.

Educational History

Professional Development

Criminal Convictions

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working for CAB – much will depend on the type of job you have applied for and the background and circumstances of your offence.
For some posts, an offer of employment will be subject to a DBS check. If this applies to the post for which you are applying, this will be noted in the advert.

Please see Guidance Notes and Application Pack for further details


Please provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of two people who may be approached for references. One of these should be your present or most recent employer, the other could be someone who knows you in a work related, voluntary or academic capacity. Both referees should be able to comment on your suitability for the post applied for. References will only be taken up for successful candidates following interview.

Referee 1

Referee 2

Entitlement to work in the UK

A job offer will be subject to confirmation that you are permitted to work in the UK in accordance with the provisions of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996. You will be asked to provide evidence of your entitlement to work in the UK if you are successful and an offer of employment is made.

Please note that Citizens Advice does not hold a sponsor licence and, therefore, cannot issue certificates of sponsorship under the points-based system.

Data Protection Statement: I consent to this information being processed and stored for the purpose of recruitment and selection at Citizens Advice Barnsley, and if appointed, for the purposes of employment at Citizens Advice Barnsley.

I confirm that to the best of my knowledge, the information I have provided on this application form is true and correct. I understand that if appointed on the basis of false information contained in this form, I may be summarily dismissed.


We offer disabled applicants the option of requesting that their application is considered under the terms of our Guaranteed interview scheme. To be invited to interview/ assessment under this scheme, you must show in your application that you meet the minimum criteria for the role, which is 60 per cent of the shortlisting score across all essential criteria.