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Application guidance


Completing the application form

How you complete the application form can affect whether you will progress to interview stage of the recruitment process.

You should:

  • Use the job profile to tell us how you meet the qualifications, skills and experience required in the job.
  • Tell us about the qualifications and courses you have attended that are relevant to the job.
  • Make sure that you complete the form as fully as possible, failure to do so may mean we are unable to shortlist your application. Please DO NOT enclose a Curriculum Vitae as part of your application form as this will be removed.

We do not accept Curriculum Vitae (CV's).

Teacher Recruitment

The development and implementation of a strategy to assist in the recruitment and retention of teachers, managers and head teachers in order to achieve the highest standards is one of the key priorities in our Education Development Plan. In order to inform this process, if you are applying for a teaching post, a separate recruitment monitoring form is also enclosed with the application pack.


We require two satisfactory references before we interview. All reference requests will be taken up before interview.

One of the referees should be your current or most recent employer or a teacher/ lecturer at your school/college if you are a school/college leaver.

You should always ask the referees' permission before nominating them.

If the job involves working with children or vulnerable adults the Council reserves the right to approach any of your previous employers in writing or by phone.

If You Are Successful

  • You will have to complete a confidential medical questionnaire which may result in you having to attend a medical examination.
  • Before any employment contract is offered you will be required to produce proof of any relevant qualifications.
  • You will be required to produce evidence of your eligiblilty to work in the UK ie Proof of National Insurance Number.
  • If you are not a national of the European Economic Area, you will require a Work Permit from the Home Office before commencement of employment.
  • Asylum-seekers may work in the UK only if they have written permission from the Home Office.