Before you start filling your application form, please read the position description, also the specific role requirements to ensure the role is suitable for you and you meet all the requirements.
It will save time if you have prepared a current CV containing the following information before you begin to complete the application process:
- Employment history
- Two references
And supporting statement on 2 sides of A4 (on MS Word or another compatible software) describing how you meet the specific role requirements of the vacancy you are applying for prior to starting your online application.
Please complete your supporting statement on 2 sides of A4 (on Word or another compatible software)
To complete your supporting statement please refer closely to the specific role requirements of the vacancy you are applying for, and provide examples of how you meet these requirements.
Please use the Star method below when completing your supporting statement:
- Situation – Describe the situation that you were in or the task that you accomplished
- Task – What goal were you working toward?
- Action – Describe to actions you took to address the situation with an appropriate amount of detail and keep the focus on YOU
- Result – Describe the outcome of your actions.
Your Candidate Account
To view our live vacancies please click on view all jobs
To view the vacancy details click on the highlighted job title
Once you have read the role profile and you wish to apply for a vacancy click on apply now.
You will be prompted to enter your email address into the online recruitment database, click on next.
Please note the email address used when you register will be the email address where all future correspondence will be sent to.
Please do not use the ‘Back (arrow)’ option in your browser to return to a previous page – please use the buttons at the bottom of each page to move onto the next page in the application form, go back to the previous page or return to the summary page.
Please complete your contact information for example your name and address; your email address will be auto-populated from the previous page. (Please ensure you complete all the fields with a *)
Click on next.
Please add the name of the vacancy you are applying for in the document name of your CV and Supporting Statement and upload your CV and supporting statement by clicking on add CV and then add the supporting statement, browsing for your document on your computer or drag your documents into the required box.
If you have already applied for a vacancy on our website you must delete the supporting statement and the CV (if you have made changes) which you previously uploaded and upload the new Supporting Statement.
Candidate Check List
- Have you included two References in CV from the last five years of employment?
- Have you attached your CV?
- Have you attached your Supporting statement?
Please ensure you have read through all the information provided on this page before you complete the tick box to confirm the statement. Please note you will not be able to submit your application until this box has been ticked.
To complete your application enter your full name on the e-signature field then click on submit.
Your screen will show the message below, click continue and then go to your email to confirm your application submission:
Once you confirm your job application you will be directed back to a screen listing your submitted application and the status of your application.
You will also receive an email confirming receipt of your application.
Should you wish to receive emails from us on vacancies which become available please register your interest in the talent community. To register click in the pencil highlighted below.
Click on the preferred category field (shown below) and select the job category you are interested in, you can add as many categories as you wish.
Then click on the preferred location this will list all our office locations you many select all the locations you are interested in. Finally, if you agree to receive email notifications from us, click on the box confirming your agreement to receive updates.
To view your application status, update your talent community or withdraw your application
Click on the manage profile highlighted above; this will take you back to your profile page. The details you have entered on your application will be stored and auto-populated on all further applications.
Should you wish your profile to be deleted once the recruitment is completed click on the delete my profile highlighted below
Any information you have entered into your application form will be deleted and you will need to complete this again should you apply for a job with us in the future.
Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Information
NatureScot collates this information for monitoring purposes and is not seen by the recruiting manager. Should you not wish to declare responses to the questions please tick in the box prefer not to say.
Nationality is asked to assist in checking your right to work in the UK, which is a legal requirement as part of the recruitment process – identity documentation to confirm your right to work will be asked to be produced if you attend an interview.
As part of any recruitment process, NatureScot collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. NatureScot is committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations.
Information will be retained for the duration of the application/recruitment process and will then be deleted from our systems if you are not successful. If you have requested that your details are retained for future job opportunities, then the system will store your application information for a year from the date of first submission.
If you have any problems applying, please contact us at [email protected]
Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm; Friday – 8:30am – 4:30pm
- The closing date of our vacancies vary, all our closing dates are listed on the vacancy information.
- Data such as personal information and employment history will save when you submit an application form and then pre-fill into the next application form you complete.
- Please note that symbols or special characters in words or in names e.g. Zoë, crèche, café must not be used as these may corrupt the data in your application form.
- You must complete all the mandatory fields marked with an asterisk *