To apply, please use the online application form below or contact us and we’ll send you an application form.
Before filling in the Application Form
Please read the following notes before filling in the application form. First read the:
Use the person specification when filling in the ‘statement of suitability’ section. This will help you to pick out relevant experience, skills and knowledge. The short-listing panel will be looking for evidence in your application that match each of the criteria in the person specification. It’s important that you use these examples in your application to show how you meet the essential and desirable criteria. The best way to show you match the criteria is to give examples which can either be from work or personal experience.
It’s important that you include all the relevant information on your application form. The selection panel will not be able to make assumptions about your ability based on their (or anyone else’s) knowledge of you. This applies particularly to internal applications.
It might be useful to do a rough draft first before filling in your application form. You’ll also have to do the following:
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to show the following at interview:
Proof of identity and current address:
Stockdales is committed to keeping children and vulnerable adults safe. We have detailed procedures in place and make sure that safeguarding is a priority for all employees.
We carry out an Enhanced Criminal Records Check after an employment offer is made. You will have to fill in a Disclosure Application Form which we will send to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We will need to see at least three pieces of identification, one which must have our picture (passport or driving licence). If you don’t have these, then we will need a passport sized photograph, birth certificate and two other documents (from different suppliers) which show your address.
Stockdales follows the DBS code of practice. We can either send you this or you can see it by visiting www.direct.gov.uk.
Applicants who do not hold a UK passport and/or have not lived in the UK for at least five years will have to get a disclosure or police check from their birth country or last country where they lived.
The senior team must be told about any convictions, pending prosecutions, cautions, reprimands, bind overs and warnings that happen after starting employment with Stockdales.
Stockdales is committed to working with the Government to stop illegal migrants working in the United Kingdom. It is our policy to work in line with the Immigration, Aslyum and Nationality Act 2006. All staff who start work with Stockdales will have to show original identification and proof they can work in the UK. This information will be put on their records, may be checked and shared with the home office and verified throughout employment.
All offers of employment depend on satisfactory references, one of which must be your current or last employer. You should also give details of someone like your supervisor or line manager, who can comment on your suitability for the post. References from your spouse or partner and members of your family are not acceptable. Stockdales may ask for further references from any paid or unpaid work you list in your application.
In addition to the Criminal Records Check detailed above, applicants should not be disqualified from caring for children under The Disqualification for Children’s Regulations 2002 (see enclosed Disclaimer Form) nor should a referral have been made to the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) resulting in you being barred from working/volunteering with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults.
If we don’t contact you within four to six weeks of the closing date (or if there is no closing date, the date you send us your application), then you have not been shortlisted for interview. All applications are kept on file for six months and will be considered for future roles. Please contact us if you see other vacancies you would like to be considered for within this period.
The information given in this application form may be used for statistical analysis and for us to get references from past and present employers. The information will be used to set up employee records for applicants who join Stockdales. Unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after six months.
Equality and Diversity
Stockdales is committed to treating all people and organisations we work with equally. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of their origin, religion or beliefs, disability, sexuality, age or responsibilities for dependents.
Equality and Diversity
Stockdales is committed to preventing discrimination and promoting equal opportunities in the employment of staff and the delivery of its services.
Stockdales will promote equal opportunities across all of its work and will make sure that:
We will have detailed policies and procedures on how equal opportunities will be carried out for:
All staff employed by Stockdales and volunteers will be expected to:
A more detailed Equal Opportunities Policy is available on request.