Application Process

Our online application form is the first part of the application process and will be used to shortlist for the next stage. Please note that CV’s are not accepted as a form of application.

It is essential that you complete all sections within the application form in full, paying particular attention to demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experiences qualify you for the position.

Please ensure that you describe how you meet all the essential requirements of the role, relating specifically to the job description and person specification.

You may also wish to visit our reports page which has useful documents which may help your application.

We will acknowledge your online application automatically by email once you have submitted your completed form and all subsequent updates will be via email; therefore we recommend that you keep a regular check on your emails including your junk folder.

Closing times, unless otherwise specified within the advert, are at midnight on the closing date. Any applications received after the closing date will not be considered.



Shortlisting will be completed by the recruiting manager, based on an assessment of the information provided on your application form against the essential criteria defined on the person specification.

Candidates who are successful at the shortlisting stage will be invited to an interview. As part of this process candidates may be asked to complete additional assessment activities as well as a formal interview panel. Those candidates who have not been shortlisted will receive an email to this effect.

We are committed to the employment of disabled people. To demonstrate this commitment, we use the disability confident scheme which guarantees an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria as outlined in the person specification.

Following the interview process, it is our usual practice to inform candidates of the outcome and give feedback within three working days. This will either be by telephone or email.

Offers of appointment are conditional upon receipt of, satisfactory enhanced DBS check (Disclosure Barring Service), two satisfactory references, verification of qualifications stated on your application form and eligibility for working in the UK.

If you need to contact us regarding your application please call us on 01935 845402.

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Good luck with your application and your wider job search!