The recruitment process

Find a job you want to apply for

Visit our jobs page to see if there is a job you would like to apply for.

Make sure you read the job advert in full.

Register and apply for the job

First, you must sign up for a jobseeker's account with Jobs Go Public to apply.

Once registered you will be able to:

  • save applications
  • view current applications
  • view previous applications

We have put together some tips on making online applications to help you.

Closing date

A shortlisting panel will meet soon after the closing date to review all applications submitted. Managers will look to see if you have the skills and knowledge that they are looking for.

If you have told us that you have a disability, and you meet the essential criteria in the person specification, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Invitations to interview

You will receive an email to let you know if you have or have not been invited to interview.

You can also check the status of your application by logging into your Jobs Go Public account. Schools do not use this function, they will contact you directly.

If the school has not contacted you within 14 days of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. Contact the school if you want confirmation.

Taking up references

We need references to cover the last 5 years of your employment history.

We will ask you to provide at least 2 referees. If you have been employed by more than 2 employers in the last 5 years, you will need to provide extra referees.

The first reference should be from your current or most recent employer. If you are in full-time education, your reference should be from your school or college.

The second reference must come from the employer you had before your current or most recent job.

The referees must be any of the following:

  • your line manager
  • Human Resources
  • someone in a more senior role

We do not accept references from friends or colleagues.

The referee's contact details must be:

  • current
  • work contact details, not personal details

Attending an interview

The selection process will always involve an interview.

It may also include:

  • a telephone interview
  • work based exercises
  • a short presentation

The employer will confirm the process in your invitation to interview email.

Your invitation will also ask you to bring:

  • qualification or training certificates that support your application
  • your right to work documents 

Right to work documents

Bring one of the following right to work documents to your interview:

  • a UK passport (current or expired) showing the holder is a British citizen or a citizen of the UK and Colonies having the right of abode in the UK
  • a passport or passport card (in either case current or expired) showing that the holder is an Irish citizen
  • a birth or adoption certificate issued in the UK, together with: 
    • an official document issued by a government agency or a previous employer (for example P45 or P60) giving the person's permanent National Insurance number and their name 
    • a photo ID (for example driving licence)

Since 6 April 2022, we can no longer accept:

  • physical Biometric Residence Card (BRC)
  • Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) 
  • Frontier Worker Permit (FWP)

Holders of the above are only able to show their right to work using the Home Office online service. You must generate a share code using the Home Office online service and give it to the recruiting manager. You must also bring your passport to the interview.

Seeing your right to work documents is a condition set out in the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996. We need to see evidence that you are legally able to work in the UK without restrictions.

We can only accept applications from candidates currently living in the UK.

If you currently live in the UK and need a certificate of sponsorship to work here, you can assess your chance of a successful sponsorship outcome. To do this, you will need to check your circumstances against the relevant sponsorship criteria. 

After the interview

After the interview, the interviewers will tell you how and when they will contact you to let you know their decision.

If you are successful, you will receive a phone call to offer you the job.

Job offers are subject to:

  • your right to work
  • satisfactory references
  • a medical clearance
  • a Disclosure and Barring Service check (if relevant to the job)

Some job offers may be subject to more checks, specific to the role.

You will be required to undertake a probationary period of 6 months. Your permanent appointment will depend on the successful completion of the probationary period.

If you have a disability, we will look at what reasonable changes or adjustments we can make to our working practices and workplace to overcome any effects of your disability.

Contact information

Recruitment Team