Working with Children

The Alliance meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If the job description for the role states the post is exempt then employment to the post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/dbs-check-applicant-criminal-record Any gaps in employment over 10 years must also be accounted for.

Diversity and Equality

The Alliance aims to employ the best possible staff and intends to offer equality of opportunity by ensuring that no person is disadvantaged or discriminated against in seeking employment, or for any other reason during their employment with us.

Applicants will be considered on the basis of their suitability for the post, regardless of marital status, age, gender, race, culture, religious belief, ethnic origin or sexual orientation. Individuals will not be placed at a disadvantage by imposing conditions or requirements which are not justifiable.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and value the individual differences that people can bring to our organisation. The Alliance expects all successful candidates to support our Diversity and Equality Policy.

To help us to ensure that our diversity and equality policy is effective, all applicants are required to complete the questions in relation to ethnic origin and disability.

This information is confidential and is used for monitoring purposes only. This information is not available to the hiring managers.

If you have any special needs or requirements to assist you in making an application and/or attending the interview, if shortlisted, please contact recruitment@pre-school.org.uk

FAQs

Why do I need to register?

A registered login allows us to uniquely identify you. This means that your application details are saved for you to access later, it also means if you wish to apply for more jobs in the future you can copy details from your old application saving you time by not having to start from scratch. We ask you to confirm ownership of your email address so that we know that you have typed it correctly and that you also own the email address. This means we can then use your email address to communicate with you about your application progress.

Why do you prefer online applications?

At Pre-school Learning we want to ensure that everybody's application is handled fairly and in the same way. This is achieved by using an online system to manage our applications, so by applying online we are able to handle your application effectively and efficiently.

What pre employment checks are made?

All offers of employment are subject to recruitment checks that are undertaken to verify and validate the information you have provided. These checks will cover information you have disclosed to us including previous job experience, personal and professional references and any other details you have supplied. For all jobs working with children, you will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure & Baring check. You will also be required to complete a health questionnaire during the on-boarding process.

How are my details kept secure?

Our systems and processes are compliant with our Data Protection Policy and relevant legislation. Your data held in our system will be automatically archived if your account is inactive for 12 months.

Who will have access to my information and how will it be used?

In compliance with The Data Protection Act 1988, your information will only be made available to parties that need access to it, for example the Recruitment Team or the Line Manager if you are invited to attend an interview.

Can I download my application form?

Yes, you can download a PDF version of your application form to save or print for your records.

Do I need to have experience?

Not necessarily, however some specialist roles may require experience. Where this is required it will be specifically stated on the advert itself and the person specification for the role.

Will I be notified on receipt of my application?

You will get an email receipt when you apply for a job. When you submit an application you will see a thank you response on screen. You may wish to print this page and save it for your records. You can also go to ‘Manage My Profile’ (a link in the top corner) where you can view a list of applications you have made via the My Applications menu item.

What is the purpose of the equal opportunities section?

This information is gathered and used solely for monitoring purposes and is not visible to the hiring manager(s) for any vacancies. We use the information to ensure and monitor equality of opportunity for all applicants.

Will I be contacted if I'm not successful?

Yes, you will receive an email informing you whether you have passed the application stage. Further selection stages may apply and you will be notified of the outcome of further stages by email in the same way.

What do I need to bring along to the interview?

It is important that you bring along proof of your right to work in the UK. The Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 requires all employers in the UK to make basic document checks on every person they intend to employ. You must bring a valid passport (with supporting work permit where applicable) or your Birth Certificate and a copy of your National Insurance Number (either on your NI card, a P45 or Payslip) to your interview.

Can I apply if I don’t have a work permit?

No, we only consider applications from those who have a full and valid permit to work in the UK.

What if I cannot find a suitable job?

If you cannot find a suitable job you may need to check our jobs page at another time. The jobs page is updated weekly so you may find something suitable in the weeks to come.

I’m experiencing problems submitting my application. What should I do?

First you will need to register and login to be able to apply for a vacancy. If you are still having trouble then please contact us at recruitment@pre-school.org.uk

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