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Advice for Armed Forces Veterans and Reservists

Information for applicants

Applications from Veterans and Reservists

The Council recognises it has a role to play in helping those leaving the Armed Forces (veterans) to fulfil their potential in civilian life.  This also applies to current members of the Reserve Forces.

RBC has a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans and Reservists.  This is available to applicants who meet the minimum essential job criteria.

This Scheme recognises the valuable transferable skills, qualities and benefits which include:

  • Communication skills
  • Organisational skills and commitment
  • Problem solving and adaptability
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Health and safety
  • Security awareness
  • Team working skill.

The Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans and Reservists is a commitment to support the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

The scheme does not guarantee a job for a veteran or reservist.  The recruitment and selection procedures will ensure the most suitable candidate for the job is appointed.  This will be based on the selection criteria of the job profile.


The following applicants are eligible for the Guaranteed Interview Scheme:

  • Applicants that meet the essential criteria set out in the job profile,
  • And; if a Veteran, the Armed Forces were their last long term substantive employer
  • Or, is a member of the Reservists.

There is space on the application form to record if you are a Veteran or Reservists to ensure we are aware you may be eligible for the scheme.

Applying for jobs with Rushcliffe Borough Council

If you want to have a hard copy of the vacancies shown on the you can obtain a copy from the following sources:

Large print or copies on different coloured paper are available.  Please contact Human Resources using the contact details above.

Completing the application form

If you would like the application form in an alternative format, such as large print, please contact Human Resources: 0115 914 8317 or email

Coming for an interview

If you are invited for interview, you will be asked to identify whether there are any adjustments you require. Please tell us any difficulties or requirements you may have. We will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible. These might include:

  • Ensuring access to the building
  • Arranging for assistance such as
    • sign language interpreters
    • lips speaker
    • speech text operators or
    • a mini loop system.

If you receive an invitation to attend an interview we will confirm:

  • The location
  • Date and time
  • Contact details for further information
  • Estimated length of the selection process
  • The format of the selection process such as
    • Panel interview
    • whether there will be tests
    • group discussion or
    • Presentation.

Employment of Veterans and Reservists

We offer a Buddy system to successful veterans and reservists to help you settle into RBC and throughout your career with us.

Leave for Reservists

The Council will not unreasonably refuse a request to release an employee from work if they are mobilised for active duty.

The Council will grant two weeks’ additional paid leave to volunteer members of the Non-Regular Forces who are required to attend training at summer camp.

Employees who are required to undertake additional training during working time will be granted reasonable time off with pay.  This is provided that the training cannot be arranged for non-working time.

Employees will not be unreasonably refused time off to attend voluntary additional training.  This will need to be taken as annual leave or unpaid leave.



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