Councils now request 3 years of personal history rather than just employment history. If you have gaps in your employment then you should document these gaps e.g. if you were travelling, studying, caring for someone, or looking for work then this information should be included.
There’s a council requirement to adhere to “Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)” guidelines so all gaps must be accounted for even if it is one day between two different employers.
If you close the gap with some relevant information in the job title, and make sure the dates fill the gap you should be able to continue.
For example, if you retired in 2011, then add an item into your work history which states the dates of this non-employment.
Please also remember to enter the dates in the correct format (dd/mm/yyyy) or alternatively use the calendar icon to select the dates.