This may be helpful when you come to apply for a position with us.

Firstly, please take a look at the advert and identify which method of application we're accepting. Please submit either our application form or a CV and covering letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience. Your application should be completed in typescript or black ink. If you require any assistance in completing our form, please contact our recruitment team by calling 01527 903819.

Education details and formal qualifications

You should provide information regarding your formal or professional qualifications. Please also provide details of any professional development or work-related training you've undertaken, and of any appropriate memberships of professional organisations.

Some posts don't necessarily require formal qualifications. Please refer to the Role Profile and Person Specification document relating to the role you are applying for.

Employment history

Please provide details of your complete employment history, with the most recent first. You may have developed relevant skills through unpaid work, which could include raising a family, caring for a dependant, or voluntary work. Please include these details in your application if appropriate.

Additional information to support your application

Please refer to the guide for applicants, the Role Profile and the Person Specification when completing this section of the form. Please provide details of how your experience and skills meet the points of the person specification for the post you are applying for and provide specific examples.

The information in the person specification will be used as part of the shortlisting process.


We require a minimum of two employment references within the last five years. One must be from your previous or most recent employer and one must be from another employer within the last five years. If your work history only includes voluntary work, you should provide a contact that could provide this information.

References are obtained upon completion of a successful job interview and before an unconditional employment offer is made.

Equal opportunities monitoring form

We're committed to equal opportunities. To support this, you are asked to supply related information as defined by the Equality Act 2010. This submission is anonymous and provided for statistical and monitoring purposes only. Please complete our equal opportunities form, the data is sent to the HR team only.

Sending in your application form

You should send in your application form or CV and covering letter by the published closing date. Any applications received after the closing date may not be considered in the shortlisting process. The form should be emailed to the address listed in the job advertisement.

We advise you to keep a copy of your form as you may be asked questions about it in an interview.

We can only use the information provided on your application form or CV and covering letter to assess your suitability for the job, so please ensure it is up-to-date and relevant to the role.

Thank you very much for your interest in working with us and good luck with your application.