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Flexible Working

Generally, all jobs can be open to part-time or job share arrangements (where a position may be split into two part-time positions) unless there are compelling and objectively justified reasons to the contrary.
If YES, this will be discussed with you if you are short-listed for interview.
Throughout this form we ask for some personal data about you. We’ll only use this data in line with data protection legislation and process your data for one or more of the following reasons permitted in law: • You have given us your consent • We must process it to comply with our legal obligations DISCLOSURE AND BARRING AND RECRUITMENT CHECKS Blue Coat Church of England Academy is legally obligated to process an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before making appointments to relevant posts. The DBS check will reveal both spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, and any other information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role. Any information that is “protected” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 will not appear on a DBS certificate. For posts in regulated activity, the DBS check will include a barred list check. It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are on a barred list. Any data processed as part of the DBS check will be processed in accordance with data protection regulations and the academy’s privacy notice.

If you’ve lived or worked outside of the UK in the last 5 years the academy may require additional information in order to comply with ‘safer recruitment’ requirements. If you answer ‘yes’ to the question below, we may contact you for additional information

Any job offer will be conditional on the satisfactory completion of the necessary pre-employment checks. We will not ask for any criminal records information until we’ve received the results of a DBS check. Any convictions listed on a DBS check will be considered on case-by-case basis.

The academy will require you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. By signing this application, you agree to provide such evidence when requested.

Guidance Notes

Every section in the application form must be completed as fully as possible, and the information provided must be accurate. We cannot accept Curriculum Vitaes (CVs). We recommend that you retain a copy of your application form so that you can refer to this, should you be invited to interview.

The main sections of the application form will ask for a variety of information relating to your work, educational and personal history. This information allows your application to be fully assessed against the criteria/competencies needed to do the job. When completing the application you should provide your entire work history, including a description of any gaps in this history. In addition you should outline all the skills, qualifications and awards you have, but these can be selective and you only need to provide those you consider relevant to the job you are applying for.

Additional information

This is the most significant element of the application form, as this is the section where you have the opportunity to explain why you are suitable for the vacancy you are applying for. To give yourself the best opportunity of being short-listed, you should look at the criteria/competencies for the role (outlined in the Person Specification) and give examples from your personal, educational or work career that show how you can demonstrate these. If you do not meet all of the essential criteria, you are very unlikely to be invited to interview.

Declaration of interests and relationships

We ask all potential employees to inform us of any relationships to school governors or employees. We have to do this to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and so that we can ensure there is no reason why offering a position would be unfair. For example it may be inappropriate to offer someone a position within an organisation where they work for a family member, or asking someone to take a position where they manage grants for voluntary services when their family work for a relevant voluntary organisation.

Confirming the outcome of an application

Due to the number of applications, it is not possible to respond to them all. As a result you should assume that you have been unsuccessful if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date for the given job. We know this is not ideal but hope you can understand why we do this. If you are successful in being called for interview, we will contact you to confirm the outcome of all additional steps of the application process, as the numbers involved are far less.

Pre-employment Checks

If you are offered a job the offer will be conditional on satisfactory pre-employment checks, these can include: references, qualifications and other evidence e.g. driving licence, as well as a medical questionnaire, and in some instances taking a medical examination. You will also have to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check.

Application Form Source

Employment History

Please provide details of your employment history, starting with your most recent/current employer and working back. Please also account for any gaps in employment.


Education & Qualifications

Please provide (starting with the most recent) your education and other qualifications. Please also account for any gaps in education.

Training and Skills

Please provide (starting with most recent) any courses that you have undertaken and which are relevant to the job you are applying for.

Reference Details

Please give details of two referees, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. References will not be accepted from relatives or friends and no appointment will be confirmed without first taking up references.
Referee 1 – Current/Most Recent Employer or Educational Establishment


Disability Requirements

We positively encourage applications from disabled people who have the necessary skills and experience for the post. For disabled people who are able to show they meet the essential requirements for the job, we are pleased to guarantee an interview. If you have a disability, please outline below any reasonable adjustments you require to attend for an interview and/or to help you in this job.

Criminal Convictions

Please note: The post you are applying for requires a DBS check which means all convictions remain unspent and you must declare them.


With this application, I hereby consent to the information within this form being processed and retained for recruitment, selection and employment related purposes only. I declare that all statements I make in this application are true and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, that I have not withheld any relevant information. I understand that if I have made any false statements or omitted any information, I am liable to have my application rejected, or if appointed, liable to be dismissed.
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Equality Details Form

This form provides information used to ensure your equality details are accurate and ensuring contact can be made as and when required. Personal details are required again as this form will be removed from your application prior to interview. As a result, this information is not viewed by your manager or colleagues but is used by the organisation to review compliance with equality and diversity targets as well as helping to plan the workforce for the future.


The Disability Discrimination Act (1995) defines a disabled person as someone with a ‘physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’

Please note: If you have a disability that may have an effect upon your work, your health & safety at work or the health & safety of others, you must make your manager aware of this. This is so that any appropriate measures can be identified that

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