Online job application form

East Riding College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.

1. Personal details

All the information in this application form will be treated with the strictest of confidence.  All parts of the form require completion. 

The aim of this section is to collect basic information such as your name and address in addition to personal information in order to allow the College’s Equality Policy to operate effectively.  Applicants are considered on suitability regardless of their race, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion and belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy or marital status.

Please note: Section 1 will be kept by the Human Resources Department in the strictest of confidence.

Can you be contacted at work? *

Do you hold QTLS/ATLS?


Should you be shortlisted for interview, please contact us if you have any individual needs, e.g. help with access, disabled parking or require emergency evacuation assistance.

Criminal Convictions, Cautions, Reprimands or any other relevant information.

Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.  

Applicants are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provisions of the Act, and, in the event of employment, any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the College.  Any information given will be completely confidential and will be considered only in relation to an application for posts to which the order applies.

The suitability for employment of a person with a criminal record will vary, depending on the nature of the job and the details and circumstances of any convictions.  A risk assessment for the particular post will be assessed against the applicant’s skills, experience and conviction circumstances.

No ex-offender with a conviction for a sex offence will be employed at the College.

Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence, cautioned, reprimanded or questioned by the police in relation to a crime *

Are any criminal proceedings currently being brought against you? *

As the post you are applying for involves working with/in close proximity to children, young people or vulnerable adults, references will be sought and enquiries made, including a Disclosure and Barring Service check, before an appointment is made. 

When enquiries are made, it is important that identity is clear.  If you have previously been known by another name (e.g. maiden name, former marriage, change by deed poll etc).

Age *


This information is required to monitor equal opportunities issues in the Further Education sector and supports the College’s Equality Policy. (Please tick the box that applies)

Cultural and Ethnic Origin

This information is required to monitor the distribution of ethnic groups amongst Further Education staff and supports the College’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

Please show which group best describes your ethnic origin or descent:

Do you require to be registered under the Worker Registration Scheme? *

Religion and Belief

This information is required to monitor equal opportunities issues amongst Further Education staff and supports the College’s Equality Policy. Please circle one of the following to show your religion:


What is your legal sex, i.e. the sex given on your birth certificate? (Please tick the box that applies)

Gender identity

Is your gender identity the same as the gender you were assigned at birth? (Please tick the box that applies)

Sexual Orientation

Please circle one of the following to show your sexual orientation:

Pregnancy and Maternity

Are you currently pregnant or have you been pregnant in the last year? (Please tick the box that applies)

In the past year, have you taken:

2.  Education

Please provide details of your formal qualifications and training so that we can compare these with the requirements detailed in the person specification. Please state the subjects associated with your qualifications in the three sections below.   If successful, you will be required to produce certificates in respect of your qualifications. 

Please provide details of the following:
Name & address of college, university, provider
Qualifications obtained/level of membership
Grade and year taken.

Please give details in chronological order in the spaces below:

Applications without all of the information requested, including the year taken, will NOT be accepted.

3.  Current or Last Employer

The purpose of this section is to collect some general information about your most recent employment and your main duties, responsibilities and experience gained that are relevant to the person specification. 

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4.  Previous employment (most recent first). 

List here your full employment history since leaving secondary education.  Please leave no unexplained gaps - include periods of unemployment, study, voluntary work, raising a family or multiple employment.  It is important that reasons for leaving are given fully.

Please list below the following details about previous employment:

Name & address of employer (if app).
Post title.
Experience/role duties/responsibilities.
Full time or part time.
Dates from and to.
reasons for leaving.

5.  Supplementary Information

Please give any additional information which you consider may be useful in forming a judgement of your suitability for this post.  If you are applying for a teaching post, please indicate any school/college activities, societies or youth activities in which you may be interested.

This is an important part of your application. You should make statements that demonstrate how your qualifications and experience match the criteria outlined in the person specification.

For teaching posts only:

6.  General Information

Do you have a family or close relationship to an Employee or Governor of this college?

NB Canvassing or failure to disclose may disqualify your application.

What category of driving licence do you hold?

7.  References

Please nominate two referees who have consented to provide a reference on your behalf. If you are in or have just completed full time education, one referee should be from your school/college. If in employment, one referee should normally be your current employer.  We reserve the right to request a third reference if the post for which you have applied involves working with vulnerable groups and you have been employed in a previous post that included such contact (and which you have not included as one of your two referees). If you are an internal candidate, references will be automatically sought from your line manager or another appropriate member of staff.

Referee 1

Can referee be contacted before interview? *

Referee 2

Can referee be contacted before interview? *

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, I agree to East Riding College processing personal data contained in this application form or other data which the College may obtain from me or other people in respect of this application or in respect of my health and safety whilst on the premises or for any other legitimate reason.

Do you agree to East Riding College processing personal data? *

9.  Declaration

The College reserves the right to verify claims made in this application.  Please ensure you have answered all the questions and completed section one of this application.

The information provided in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. *

Deliberate fraud or deception in respect of this application for employment may amount to a criminal offence.  Any employee found to have provided false or misleading information will be summarily dismissed.