Information, guidance and documents associated with the recruitment process.
Application form: (256kb) (please note CVs included with a completed application form will not be considered).
Diversity monitoring questionnaire: (62kb) (please ensure you complete and return with your application form)
Vacancies are open to:
Members of the Commonwealth, European Area (EEA) and certain non-EEA family members.
Candidates from the Commonwealth must be free from any restrictions to reside and take up employment in the UK.
As part of the selection process for a Natural England vacancy, you will be asked to provide, in confidence, evidence of entitlement to work in the UK and references for your character and health. We will take up these references as appropriate, depending on the progress of your application.
All successful applicants must undergo Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks before starting work. All relevant forms will be sent out with the offer letter. This involves obtaining full evidence to support your employment history for the last three years and other employment checks such as health checks. For the great majority of roles this will be sufficient and only certain roles will require a higher level of clearance. Should this be necessary, you will be advised of this during the recruitment process.
British citizens born in the United Kingdom or born abroad, British Citizens by registration or naturalisation, British overseas citizens, British overseas territories citizens, British Nationals (Overseas) and British subjects will require:
A British passport confirming birth in the UK and showing national status as either “British Citizen” or “Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies”; or a letter from the Home Office confirming British citizenship or naturalization or registration certificate to prove nationality.
If any element of the checks proves unsatisfactory Natural England may terminate the offer, as stated in the contract of employment. Natural England must be satisfied that nothing in the recent past of a candidate is likely to discredit Natural England, or suggests the possibility of discreditable conduct in the future. Account must be taken of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975 (amended in 1986) as appropriate.
No external candidates will be reimbursed their interview expenses.
All Natural England recruitment queries should be addressed to the SSD Helpdesk on 0845 603 7262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org