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Information and guidance on applying for Council vacancies

Bedford Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer

You can now apply online for jobs with Bedford Borough Council. 

Applying for jobs online is quicker and easier, you can:

  • upload your CV – no need to input your employment history or qualifications in to an application form
  • upload your selection criteria as a document
  • track the status of your application for every stage of the process Armed Forces Covenant

We do not accept CVs in isolation.

 View jobs or apply online

Applications tips

We recommend you use Chrome or Safari for the best experience and keep this window/tab open so you can easily view the Career Site and these pages.

Take advantage of our sample documents to help you get the job you want:

Join us

We value our employees and want to attract, motivate and keep the best staff. You will join a supportive environment with opportunities to grow and develop.

We are modernising our services to make the Borough a better place to live, work and visit.

Our key service areas

  • Children’s Services
  • Adults' Services
  • Enabling Services
  • Environment
  • Legal and Democratic Services
  • Business Transformation and Organisational Development
  • Public Health

Disabled applicants

We are committed to improving employment opportunities and career development for disabled people. We are a Level 2 Disability Confident employer.

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. We consider all applicants on ability.

Armed Forces Covenant

Bedford Borough Council is proud to be a member of the Armed Forces Covenant. To demonstrate our commitment and support to the armed forces community, we pledge to guarantee an interview to any eligible job applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the role they are applying for.

Equal opportunities

The Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from all members of the community irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. Selection is on merit alone. We are committed to the fair treatment of employees, applicants and all service users.


People working with children or vulnerable adults will need a criminal record check.

You must prove you speak fluent English if you apply for a customer-facing job.


Bedford Borough Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all employees to share this commitment.



GDPR and privacy statement

View the full privacy statement for jobs applications.