South Yorkshire Pensions Authority - FAQs

Where do I send in my application form?


Candidates should submit application forms online. In order to submit your application form electronically, please register and login first. You can register on any jobs page. You will then be able to upload your application form/s online. If you have a disability that prevents you from submitting this form then either a pre-prepared typed CV, tape or computer disk would be acceptable via post.

Can I apply for more than one vacancy?

If your skillset meets the job criteria for more than one vacancy, then yes. However, please remember to use the correct job title for each job you apply for.

Will I be notified if I am not successful?


Yes, we will notify you via the email address which you registered with, when you applied for the vacancy if you have not been successful. Successful applicants will be notified via letter. Whether you have been successful or not, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the interest you have taken in the advertised post.

I am having technical issues with saving/uploading the application form...

 

If you are experiencing technical issues with saving or uploading the application form, please try some of the following tips:

 

      • Try the PDF version if you are having problems with the Microsoft Word version

 

      • Use a desktop device and not a mobile phone

 

      • Update your Adobe / Microsoft Word software

 

      • Save the Application form on to your device before completing the form.

 

 

I am having technical issues with completing the application form...

 

If you are experiencing technical issues with completing the application form, please try the following:

 

      • If copying and pasting content from another source; try pasting the text into notepad first (to strip away any strange formatting), Or type into the boxes instead of pasting.

 

      • If you are having problems with the Microsoft Word version, then please try this PDF version instead (opens in a new window).

If you are using an Apple Mac, the PDF version of the application form will probably work better than Microsoft Word.

 

 

My application form in PDF has blank fields, even after filling it in...

 

If you completed the applicaiton form in PDF and the fields appear to be blank until you click on them, it is probably because you filled it out in Apple Preview instead of Adobe Acrobat. If a PDF form is filled out with Apple Preview it will not show the data in the form fields when opened in Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. To fix this, please follow the instructions below:
 

  • Download Adobe Acrobat Reader and install following the prompts
  • • Once Acrobat is installed, locate a PDF on your Mac
  • • Right-Click (Control+Click) on the PDF file and choose Get Info (You can also press Command+I to pull up this same dialog box)
  • • Once the Information panel opens, look for Open With: section
  • • In the drop down menu, choose Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • • Click the Change All... button to set all PDFs to open with Adobe Acrobat Reader. You will have to chose OK to verify the changes.
  • • Close all dialog boxes as this should take care of the issue from here on