Some of the questions we're often asked about jobs with us are listed below.

If you have a question that isn't covered here, please contact us using our online form.

What job vacancies do you have at the moment?

Search our current job vacancies online.

If you're looking for a particular type of job, you can filter your search to bring back only the jobs that you're interested in.

You can also register for vacancy alerts. You'll then receive an email when a job's advertised that matches your search criteria.

How often do you post new vacancies?

Most of our non-school vacancies are published on Friday morning.

Schools vacancies are published throughout the week.

Can I have a paper copy of the application form to complete?

Applications for council vacancies should be completed through our online system. Some schools will accept paper applications and this will be stated in the advert.

If you have any particular arrangements to support your needs during the recruitment process, let us know and we’ll do what we can to support you.

Am I qualified for a role?

Please see the job profile or job description in the online job entry. This will list any qualification requirements for the role.

You can find out more about qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.

I haven't got the right qualification for the job - what should I do?

If you don't have the right qualification that's essential for the role you're applying for, we won't be able to progress your application further.

Depending on the qualification, you might be able to achieve this by completing a course through our Adult Skills and Community Learning service. You'll then have it when applying for a position with us in the future.

Do I need to provide two references on my application form?

We need to receive two satisfactory references before we can issue a formal offer of employment. Where possible, these should be from a professional. For example, from your current or previous employer.

Please make sure you include phone and email contact details for your referees when completing your application form. 

When will I hear whether my application was successful?

Recruiting managers are expected to complete the shortlisting of application forms within four weeks of the application closing date.

Please allow four weeks after the closing date before contacting us for an update about a delay.

You'll always be informed by email about the outcome of your application.

When will I receive feedback about my application or interview?

Feedback about application forms is given at the discretion of the recruiting manager. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, this may not always be possible.

If you're unsuccessful after interview the email will contain details of how to contact the recruiting manager for personal feedback.

What is a vacancy alert?

This is where you can register an interest in specific types of role using some criteria. If a vacancy arises that matches this, we'll contact you by email as soon as applications open. You can then complete an online application to apply for the vacancy.

Search our current job vacancies online or sign up for a vacancy alert.

What is the Talent Pool?

If you don’t see a current vacancy that matches your preferences, you can register your interest to work for us. Please register to join our Talent Pool. This allows you to submit a speculative application for work. If any suitable vacancies arise you'll be invited by email to complete and submit a full application if you choose.

Search our current job vacancies online or join our Talent Pool.

Do you have any public job fairs or workshops I can attend?

We have job fairs and workshops all year round. Like us on Facebook or follow us on X to be kept up to date.

What sort of training courses do you offer?

There's lots of training courses you can do through both Adult Skills and Community Learning and our Learning for the Future Assessment Centre.


Have a different question?

If you have another question about working for us or applying for a role, please contact us using our online enquiry form.