How to apply

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To apply online

Search the job listings on this site to identify which job you want to apply for.

  • Click on the job title to view the job details.
  • Click on the "Apply for this job" button for the online application form.
  • If you haven't previously registered to use the site, you will be prompted to do so at this stage.
  • Complete the application form as instructed.
  • You will receive automatic confirmation that your application has been received.

Completing an application form

Please complete all parts of the application form, carefully considering the requirements of the job description. The application form is the main source of information used to decide whether you will be selected for further consideration.


You will need to give the names and addresses of two people who can provide references (one of whom must be your present / last employer). If you have worked for your current employer for less than six months you must attach details of your previous employer. The other referee cannot be related to you in any way.

For some posts, particularly those working with children, references may be requested from all your previous employers.


Short-listing of applicants will be based on the extent to which their experience, qualifications and skills match the selection criteria.

In the interests of efficiency and economy we do not write to applicants who have not been short-listed. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and Disclosure and Barring Service

Convictions which have become spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 will be disregarded, other than in the case of specific posts which are exempt under the legislation. 

These are principally posts which involve working with children and / or vulnerable adults, and for such posts the successful candidate will be subject to a  Disclosure and Barring Service check. If a check is required then this will be made clear in the information made available to candidates. The disclosure process will also be explained.

A criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from obtaining the position you are applying for.

Interview expenses

If you are invited to interview you may be eligible to travel and subsistence allowances. Details will be provided with your invitation to interview letter.

Appointment documentation

Candidates will be requested to provide the following:

• Qualification certificates 
• Driving licence (where required) 
• Documentary evidence of the right to work within the United Kingdom as required by the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 (as amended).