Candidate Charter

We believe that your experience of Runshaw College as an employee starts from the moment you apply so we really want to get it right.

We aim to recruit talented individuals through a fair and effective recruitment and selection process.

What you can expect from Runshaw College:

  • To be treated fairly and with dignity and respect
  • To deal with your questions and queries honestly
  • To keep your information confidential, where appropriate

You can be confident that our recruitment policies and procedures are:

  • Fair, open and straightforward
  • Designed to find the most suitable person for the position

The recruitment team welcome any feedback on your experience. Please tell us how we are doing, as we are always willing to embrace ways in which we can improve our service.


Safeguarding and promoting the health and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults in the College community is a priority and an integral part of the recruitment and selection process. Further information about the Guidelines on the Recruitment of Ex- Offenders and Guidelines on Secure Handling and Use of Disclosure and Barring Service DBS Certificates can be found by clicking on the links below:

Guidelines on the Reruitment of Ex-Offenders

Guidelines on Secure Storage of Disclosures

Disability Confident Fairness in Recruitment

As a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to recruit, retain and develop people with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we will guarantee an interview to candidates with a disability who meet the minimum essential requirements for the post.

If you have a disability or health condition, there are a number of ways in which we can help you if you need it, from giving assistance with completing the application form, providing the application form in a different format, making special arrangements if you are invited for an interview and making adjustments to the job where reasonable.

Please contact a member of the HR Team who will be pleased to assist you.

We are also proud to be recognised as a ‘Mindful Employer being committed to show a positive and enabling attitude towards applicants and employees with mental  health issues in all aspects of working life.

Privacy Policy

Runshaw College takes your privacy seriously.

Submitting an application for employment via the Runshaw College website means that your personal data will be electronically held and processed by HireRoad, who provide Applicant Tracking Software for the College. HireRoad will not do anything with your information which they are not instructed to do by Runshaw College – the Data Controller. This includes not sharing your personal information with any organisation apart from us, holding it securely and retaining it for the period we instruct which is, for unsuccessful candidates, a period of 9 months. You can also view HireRoad’s Privacy Notice.

All of the information you provide during the process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements if necessary. We will keep your personal information securely and ensure that it is only shared with those making recruitment and selection decisions.

Further details of how the College complies with the General Data Protection Regulations, the categories of personal data we may process, how your personal data may be processed, for what purposes we process you data and how your privacy if safeguarded in the course of our relationship with you is contained in our Employee Privacy Notice.