For fifty years we have equipped thousands of students and employers with the skills they have needed to realise their aspirations and helped students of all backgrounds exceed their potential. We enjoy positive accredited status including Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education – Commended, and Teaching Excellence Framework award – Silver.
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We suggest that you take time to read through our Information Section before submitting your application.
To apply please complete our Application form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the Human Resources Team at the address shown on the Vacancy information, quoting the job reference number.
All jobs at Colchester Institute require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, therefore you will also need to complete the Disclosure of Criminal Convictions form which is included within the application form.
We do not accept CV applications however, they can be provided in addition to our Application form as supporting information if you wish to do so.
If you have submitted an application, it will be passed to the manager and if you have been shortlisted for interview you will be contacted within 2 weeks of the vacancy closing date.
If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. (Please note this does not apply to internal applicants).
Colchester Institute is committed to supporting the employment of people with disabilities. If you would like us to provide information in a different format or you wish to apply in different format please contact us on (01206) 712080. Please also contact us if you would like to discuss any adjustments you would need to support you in a selection process or to carry out the job.
Please contact Human Resources on email@example.com or call 01206 712333 if you have any queries or would like further information.
How to Apply
Safeguarding and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
All jobs at Colchester Institute are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore all applicants are required to disclose all criminal convictions and the College will need to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. All staff new to the College are required to pay for their DBS unless they have registration to the DBS Update Service that is checked satisfactorily by the College. A Barred List check will also be conducted for roles deemed to be in Regulated Activity.
All applicants need to complete the Disclosure of Criminal Convictions Form available in the How to Apply section above and forward it to the Human Resources team along with your application. Please note that a criminal offence includes all convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings.
Disclosure of a criminal offence does not necessarily mean that you will not be considered for the role; a person’s suitability will be looked at in the light of all the information available. Things which will be considered include the seriousness of the offence and its relevance to the safety of students, other employers, customers, clients, and property, the length of time since the offence occurred, the circumstances of the case and whether the offence was a one off or part of a history of offending. One of the main considerations will be whether the offence is one which would make the person unsuitable to work in a capacity which provides the opportunity for access to young people or vulnerable adults. To help reach this decision you may be asked questions at the interview.
Any information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and be considered only in relation to the specific role you have applied for.
If you are not short-listed or are unsuccessful at interview any information you have provided will be confidentially destroyed.
If you are offered the post the information will be retained securely by the Human Resources team until a DBS check is received and the information checked against it. If this check is satisfactory the information will be confidentially destroyed.
Under the terms of its registration with the DBS the College is bound by the Code of Practice which gives guidance on all related issues including equality of opportunity and data protection. Further information can be obtained on the DBS website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/
For Colchester Institute policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders please click here
In line with the ‘Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006’ and the ‘Keeping children safe in education statutory guidance’ Colchester Institute, ensure the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults who are their learners. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of these groups of learners and the following safer recruitment strategies have been put in place to support the College’s Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy:
- The College’s commitment to safeguarding is implicit in adverts, on the Job Page of the College Website and on vacancy information sheets.
- Completion of an Application form is mandatory for applicants, CV’s can be submitted in addition to a fully completed application form however, stand alone CV applications will not be considered.
- Where applicable, job descriptions and person specifications detail the responsibilities the role has in relation to safeguarding and the required knowledge, skills and attitude. Evidence for these requirements will be explored during the interview process.
- The contents of the individual’s application form or CV will be explored and a chronological history of their career since leaving secondary school will be obtained and any gaps explored.
- All offers of employment are subject to set criteria being met including but not limited to satisfactory reference checks, identity check, qualifications verified and DBS checks (further information provided below).