Applying to work with us
So you've found a job. You think you're perfect for it. But what next? Easy. Just go to the vacancy you’d like to apply for and click 'to apply'.
If you've already got an account – maybe you've applied for a different role before, or you receive alerts from us – simply enter your email address and password to log in.
You can save your application at any point, and come back to it when you're ready. When all sections are complete, click 'Submit'.
We'll be in touch two weeks after the closing date. Because we contact everyone, we'll usually do this by email.
We often have a lot of people who want to work with us, so if you've been unlucky this time we hope you'll understand why we can't give detailed feedback.
However, if you get an interview, the email we send you will let you know a little more about what to expect on the day, and what documents you'll need to bring with you.
You'll hear from us at least a week before your interview date. And the email you receive, from the person who'll be interviewing you, will have all the information you need. They will arrange a time, date and location and be able to answer any other questions you might have.
We'll aim to let you know if you've been successful a day or two after all the interviews have taken place. The person who interviews you will be able to give you a bit more information on timings.
If you've been successful, congratulations! The person who interviewed you will be in touch to tell you the good news. You'll also get an email confirming the offer.
If you were unlucky this time, it can be useful to get some feedback. Please get in touch with the person who interviewed you, and they'll be happy to help.
Congratulations if you've received a job offer from us. You'll soon be joining a great team of other passionate, talented and hardworking people like you.
Before you can start working for us we'll need to do a few background checks. These will include:
- 2 professional references from your most recent employer(s) - covering the last five years
- checking your personal details against our internal Child Protection records
- clarification of any gaps in your employment history
- verifying originals of your ID documents, including your right to work in the UK
- verifying originals of your qualifications - where they are an essential requirement for the role.
If your role will involve working with children, further checks will include:
- a police check – DBS (England and Wales), Access NI (Northern Ireland) or DBS Scotland
- an overseas police check (if you’re not currently living in the UK or have spent significant time overseas)
- verifying the evidence of your registration with relevant professional bodies (depending on role).
Please bear in mind that the types of checks we carry out may mean that it takes a few weeks for us to get back to you with confirmation of your start date. But we'll keep you updated and let you know as soon as it’s all done.