The application process

The Application Process:

The online application form is the first part of the selection process at Gateshead College and it will be used to short list for the next stage.

Please ensure that you complete all sections of the application form fully and emphasise those areas where you believe you meet the essential requirements of the role, relating specifically to the job description and person specification.

You may also wish to visit our college publications page which has useful documents which may help your application.

Acknowledgement of your online application will be sent to you automatically by email once you have submitted your completed form.  

All updates of the progress of your application will be via email; therefore we recommend that you keep a regular check on your emails.

Closing times, unless otherwise specified within the advert, are at midnight on the closing date. Any applications received after the closing date cannot be considered.

Next Steps:

Short listing is carried out by the recruiting manager, based on an assessment of the information you have provided on your application form against the essential criteria defined on the person specification. Only those candidates who most fully meet the essential criteria for the job will be short listed. Where we have vacancies with a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to utilise desirable criteria in addition to the essential for short listing purposes.

Candidates who are successful at short listing stage will be invited to an interview.

We are committed to the employment of disabled people. To demonstrate this commitment, we subscribe to the two ticks scheme which guarantees an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria as outlined in the person specification.

As part of our Equal Opportunities Policy, interview panels will normally consist of at least three people and will include both men and women.

In addition to an interview you may be asked to undertake an assessment during your selection process, you will be told beforehand if there will be an assessment involved. It may be:

  • Delivering a micro-teach to the interview panel. Further shortlist will always take place following micro teach and if successful candidates will be asked to stay for an interview
  • Delivering a presentation to the interview panel
  • In-tray exercise
  • Numeracy/Literacy/ICT tests

Following interviews an email will be sent within 2 working days to inform candidates the outcome.

Offers of appointment are conditional upon receipt of, satisfactory Enhanced DBS check (disclosure barring service), two satisfactory references, fit to work declaration, verification of qualifications stated on your application form and eligibility for working in the UK.

If you need to contact us regarding your application please email: or telephone 0191 4902304 or for minicom 0191 490 1477.

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Good luck with your application!