Yes. In order to comply with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, the council must confirm before an offer of employment is made that the preferred candidate has the legal right to work in the UK. Delays in appointment will be avoided if documents as specified above are produced at interview.
Applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who would require sponsorship to work in the UK under Tier 2 (skilled worker) can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post by visiting the UK Border Agency website at:
UK Visas & Immigration - guidance on right to work in the UK (external website)
Please note: Non-EEA candidates need to be aware that employers must complete a resident labour market test before issuing a Certificate of Sponsorship and this may mean that a non-EEA candidate will not be appointed if the organisation has applications from suitably qualified, experienced and available settled EEA workers.
To meet the requirements of the resident labour market test, a further advertisement of this vacancy may be required before appointment of a non-EEA applicant can proceed.