After the interview

How will I know if I have been successful? 

Our Interview process is managed locally by the hiring manager for the role, they will usually be able to give you an indication of when they expect to be able to let you know the outcome of your interview.  We are committed to letting you know as soon as possible. 

If you are successful you will be called by the hiring manager to conditionally offer you the role. 

If you are not successful, you will also be contacted by a member of the panel who interviewed you. We are always happy to give feedback, if you would like to know more about how you performed, please do ask. 

What is a conditional offer? 

All our offers of employment are conditional until the clearance process is complete, we are keen to get all our new recruits started so we may ask you to help us chase up any outstanding checks, such as references. 

When will I get my contract? 

We know it’s important for you to get your contract (or statement of particulars) and we always prioritise getting this to you as soon as we can.  You will receive it before your first day of employment. 

How much will I get paid? 

We always advertise the salary range for the role on the job description so it should be easy for you to see the pay rates you can expect working for Warwickshire County Council (WCC).  If you are successful, the rate of pay will be confirmed by your new manager at appointment as well as in your contract.  

When will I get paid? 

WCC’s payday is on the penultimate working day of each month.  

Can I join the pension scheme at the start of my employment? 

As a local authority, most people are able to join the Local Government Pension scheme, we believe this is a great scheme and you are welcome to join it as soon as you start. You just need to complete a pension form which will be sent to you with your contract. 

We have some pension schemes that are associated with specific roles such as Warwickshire Fire and Rescue employees, if this is the case, you will be advised of this when you are offered the role. 

I currently work for another local authority or public sector body, will my previous service be counted?  

The good news is if you come directly from another Local Authority and there is not more than a one week break between moving from one local authority to another, your service will be counted as continuous (a week is defined as a full week running from Sunday and ending on a Saturday). This is great for benefits such as annual leave, maternity, sickness and redundancy.    

It is possible to maintain your continuity of service if you previously worked for another public sector body which is listed under the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government, etc) (Modification) Order 1999 (also known as the Redundancy Modification Order), provided there has not been more than a one week break between ending your employment with the public sector body and starting your new employment with local government (above is the definition of a week). If you are not sure please email hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk.  

If I am successful will I need to complete a probationary period? 

All external appointments will have a minimum 6-month probationary period; during this time your manager will both induct you and assess your progress. This is a period of learning and support which helps embed you into the team and the organisation. 

We know starting a new job requires induction so you will be supported along the way. However if even with assistance you are not able to carry out the role, we can end your employment during this period.