Recruitment & Selection Processes

  • The college’s practice is one of open advertisement on the college’s website (and other appropriate media where applicable to the post) of all permanent and temporary vacancies. 
  • The college will seek to appoint the best candidate for the job based on merit as identified within the recruitment process.
  • The college seeks to ensure that the recruitment and selection of staff is conducted fairly and professionally, and is managed in a timely and responsive manner.
  • The college will ensure that the recruitment and selection of staff is conducted in line with current immigration and employment legislation.
  • The college is fully committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and vulnerable adults and will ensure that all recruitment and selection of staff is conducted with full regard to this commitment and in line with current safeguarding and criminal records checking requirements.
  • The college is fully committed to equality of opportunity and will ensure that all recruitment and selection processes are conducted in line with current equality legislation.
  • The college welcomes the recruitment of staff with disabilities and will make reasonable adjustments to all stages of the recruitment process and as required in order for a successful candidate with a disability to undertake the post.
  • The college will seek to deliver high quality recruitment and selection processes but at the same time will ensure that these are cost effective.
  • The college recognises the importance of the recruitment and selection process in helping to enhance its reputation. It will therefore ensure that all candidates will be treated fairly and efficiently, with courtesy and respect in order to ensure that their experience is positive regardless of the outcome.
  • All information obtained throughout the recruitment and selection process will be treated confidentially and in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
  • The college will provide appropriate training and support to all staff involved in recruitment and selection processes in order to meet the above core principles.

Why work for us?

Excellent holiday entitlement and family-friendly working policies to encourage a good work-life balance.

Staff discount at all commercial businesses at the college including a state-of-the-art gym, City Bistro restaurant, hair and beauty salons and travel agency.

As part of a larger college group there is an increased opportunity for staff careers and progression.

Aspire leadership programme open to staff at all levels of the organisation encourages, nurtures and mentors the college's leaders of the future.

The college embraces diversity and has a staff network group for LGBTQ+.

Annual staff awards recognise the excellence, dedication and innovation of individual staff and teams.

A Wellbeing Action Group delivers campaigns and initiatives to staff including Pilates and Clubbersize classes, resilience training and Mental Health Motivation Pedometer Challenges.

A culture of strong values that are embedded in every part of the organisation.

Our Professional Values

Authentic

We are who we say we are, we do what we say we do.

Respectful

We value the opinion of others and the contribution they make.

Innovative

We work hard to create a
dynamic, forward looking culture.

Ambitious

We are determined to achieve our vision and goals.