Recruitment and Selection

The aim of the Recruitment and Selection Process is to ensure that we recruit the right people for the right jobs at the right time.

Job Description/ Person Specification

These are the critical documents which will be used right through the recruitment process and will help us to attract the right candidates.


The day after the closing date for all applications HR will send the documentation to the Manager: Only the information relating to skills and experience is sent to the shortlisting panel (sections 3-7) plus any additional information. Candidates should be aware that personal details are not sent to the managers so application forms should contain as much detail as possible.

Prior to Interview

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by HR and advised they have been invited to attend an interview. Candidates will be given information relating to the nature of the selection process, such as how long they are likely to be at the college, whether it is a straightforward interview or a number of different activities and details of any presentation or lesson to be delivered. At least five working days notice will be given, wherever possible. Candidates not shortlisted for interview will notified in writing as soon as possible.

The Interview

The candidate(s) will be introduced to all members of the panel and advised of the interview structure and information should be given about the job and the college

The panel will ensure that candidates are given a full opportunity to provide information about themselves and how their skills or abilities meet the requirements of the job. There will also be an opportunity for the candidate to ask questions of the panel.

Candidates will be informed of the next stages and when they will be informed of the outcome.

It is highly likely that selection for teaching posts will involve a micro-teach with candidates asked to deliver a mini-lesson to a group of our learners. Candidates will be given full details of this as part of the invite to interview letter.


Successful candidate(s) will be offered the post subject to qualifications, eligibility to work in the UK, satisfactory references, medical checks, proof of identity and a criminal records check.

All unsuccessful interviewees will be informed in writing by the HR department as soon as possible after the interview.