Please read this page carefully before you complete your application form.

Application Form

This is a standard online application form to be completed by all candidates, including internal candidates. If you need any support in completing this application form, please contact either the HR Team or Vacancy Filler. All information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please do not submit a C.V. or other testimonials in support of your application. This is because the application form is designed so that information can be compared on a like for like basis.

When providing information about previous employment, please be accurate about dates of employment and include part time and unpaid work. Also include dates and reasons for any breaks in your employment or education history.

If you are successful, the College will undertake a number of employment checks including the requirement to see original certificates of all relevant qualifications.


Candidates should provide two referees to support their application. References will not be accepted from relatives or from those writing in the capacity of a friend. If you are in or have just completed full-time education, one reference should be from your school/college/university. Otherwise references should be from your current employer and a previous employer. For employment references you should provide a referee who was senior to you and is able to comment upon your suitability for the role. One of your referees should be from a Head Teacher or Principal if you have previously worked in education or a setting with children or young people.  Character references should only be supplied when no employment referee exists.

Disclosure of Criminal Convictions

Runshaw College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the health and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In order to check an individual candidates suitability to work in an educational environment, the successful candidate will require an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Clearance.

All applications for DBS are dealt with in accordance with the DBS’ Code of Practice and the College’s Policies on the Guidelines on the Recruitment of Ex- Offenders and on Guidelines on Handling, Use and Secure Storage of Disclosures. Visit for a copy of the DBS Code of Practice and Privacy Notice.

Equal Opportunities Form

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity. No candidate, employee or users of College services will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of a protected characteristic, or be disadvantaged by a condition or requirement which cannot otherwise be justified.

By providing this information it will help us to measure the impact of our Equality and Diversity Policy and to continue to develop relevant HR policies. Your equality and diversity information will not be seen by the shortlisting panel and forms no part of the selection process. However, it will be necessary to share information about disability during the selection process in order to guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post and/or to ascertain what support and assistance may be required.