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How to Apply

At Wiltshire College & University Centre, we will always aim to recruit the person who is most suited to the job

Our aim is to have a workforce that reflects our local communities. We are committed to applying our Equal Opportunities Policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to the protected characteristics as set out in the Equality Act 2010 (Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage or Civil Partnership, Pregnancy or Maternity, Race, Religion or belief, Gender, Sexual Orientation).

All of our external vacancies are published on our vacancies website careers.wiltshire.ac.uk. Each vacancy will have a detailed Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Our application form is split into eight sections:

Personal Details

This information is not available to the panel when shortlisting, and will be kept separately for administrative purposes, monitoring and reporting.

Education/Training History

Please ensure that you provide information on the education and professional qualifications you have gained and/or are currently studying, in order of most recent. If you are appointed to the position, you will be asked to present original certificates of the qualifications listed on your application form.

Employment History

In this section, please provide your full employment history in order of current/most recent first. You should include any job placements, work experience, voluntary work and training. Please give a brief description of your duties and responsibilities for each role.

Supporting Statement

This is your opportunity to explain why you are applying for this vacancy and why you would like to work for Wiltshire College & University Centre. Please ensure that your supporting information demonstrates how you meet the essential and desirable criteria listed in the person specification as this is how your application will be assessed.

References

Please state the names and e-mail addresses of 2 persons from whom references may be requested. Please note that: 1 referee must be your present or previous employer, the other(s) must know you in a work related or educational capacity. Full contact details should be provided including a professional/organisation email address.

Additional Information

This information is not available to the panel when shortlisting, and will be kept separately for administrative purposes, monitoring and reporting.

Rights to Work in the UK

This information is not available to the panel when shortlisting, and will be kept separately for administrative purposes, monitoring and reporting.

Declaration

We will ask you to complete some questions to help us learn more about your criminal background history.

If due to your individual needs you need to discuss an alternative way to submit your application, email us at recruitment@wiltshire.ac.uk.

What happens next?
  1. Closing Date – Adverts normally close at midnight on the closing date. However, vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received.
  2. Shortlisting – All applications are sent to the hiring manager for shortlisting after the advert closes. At the shortlisting stage, the recruiting manager will review each application form against the job description and person specification. Applicants who have the highest score against the criteria will be invited to interview.
  3. Interview – The invite to interview will either be sent to you via Talos or directly from the Wiltshire College & University Centre Recruitment Team. This will include the date, time, location and details of the interview panel. It will also have details of the documents that you will be required to bring with you.

The interview process may differ depending on the role that you have applied for. The interview process for all posts will include a face-to-face interview where you will be asked a series of questions to review your skills and experience against the job description and person specification. Some may also include assessments such as a micro-teach, presentation or work-based test. Details of what your interview process will consist of will be included in your interview invite.

At interview you will be required to provide a number of documents in order to comply with the College’s pre-employment checks, such as professional registration and qualifications, proof of address and right to work.

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