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.

To search and apply for jobs online, please click here

Acknowledgement of your online application will be sent out to you automatically by email.


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.

If you need to contact us regarding your application please email: hrsystems@gateshead.ac.uk or telephone 0191 490 2240/2304 or for minicom 0191 490 1477.

Next Steps:

Short listing is carried out by the recruiting manager, based on an assessment of the information you have provided on your appplication 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. As well as giving you a chance to see what it is like to work here, we will give you a fair opportunity to show us your stuff!

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

The College is 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.

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

  • Delivering a presentation
  • Delivering a micro-teach
  • In-tray exercise
  • Numeracy/Literact/ICT tests

It really depends on the role that you are applying for.

We will keep you informed of how your application is progressing via email, including any invitation to interview. Please keep a regular check on your inbox!

For information on how to get to our campuses for your interview click here for details of how to find us.

Applicants please note that offers of appointment are conditional upon receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance, verification of qualifications, satisfactory enhanced disclosure barring service (DBS) check and verification of eligibility for working in the UK.

Good luck with your application!

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