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Application Process


About the Application Process?


How do I apply?

Just click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button and you’ll be taken through the steps one at a time. You will need to set up an account if this is the first time you’ve applied for a job at Longhurst Group. Visit the log in page


Do I need to fill out all of the sections on the application form?

Yes, the more information you provide the easier it is for us to assess whether you are the right person for the job.


What else will I need to complete the form?

The job description and person specification will help you tailor your application to the vacancy. Try to demonstrate how your experiences and attributes relate to the role you are applying for.


Do you accept CVs?

We cannot accept CVs, please use the online application form.


Can I apply for more than one job?

Of course, if your skills and experience match more than one vacancy you are welcome to apply for as many as interest you.


Do you acknowledge receipt of my application form?

As a result of the volume of applicants currently being received for posts, we regret that it will not be possible to respond to every applicant and we will, therefore, only contact you if you are selected for interview.  We will contact you via email (please check you spam/junk folder), if you are successful.  If you have not received a response to your application by at least 2 days before advertised interview date, you can assume that your application has been unsuccessful. 


I have a disability – will I need to disclose details?

Please make us aware of any special requirements you may need should you be invited to interview. There is a section on the application form for this.


I do not have a UK work permit, will you still accept my application?

No, you need a valid UK work permit to work at Longhurst Group. 

Interview Process


About the interview process?


When will I find out if I have been selected for interview?

The selection process will not begin before the application deadline. If you have been selected for interview we will usually contact you by email (please check your spam/junk folder) and aim to provide at least a week’s notice


Can I attend an interview outside of working hours (9am-5pm)?

All of our interviews take place in working hours, we are unable to accommodate other times.


Can I specify my preference for a morning or afternoon interview?

Please make us aware of your preference on the application form and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.


Will I need to bring any documents along?

You will need to bring proof of your identity and right to work in the UK i.e. an EU passport or birth certificate.

If you hold a non-EU passport you will also need to provide evidence that you are able to work in the UK (NI number, work permit or visa). 

References and checks


About references and checks?


Do I need to provide references?


For external applicants

We require references covering the past three years’ employment history, one of which must be from your current employer or, if you are not currently working,  your most recent employer.

For care and support posts, if you have worked with children or vulnerable adults for a period of three months or more, this must be one referee.

If this is your first job, you are currently not working or you have no employment or work experience history, then two professional character references from college principals, tutors or someone in a position of authority who knows you well will be acceptable.

For internal applicants

We require one reference from your current role within the organisation. This is usually provided by your line manager.

Contacting your referees

Please ensure that you have gained permission to use your stated referees as part of your application. We will only contact your referees if you are appointed to the post.


What other information do I have to provide?

Depending on the nature of the post you may be asked to complete a Criminal Convictions Disclosure as part of your application. Anything stated in this disclosure will be discussed at interview if relevant. If you are appointed to the role you may then have to complete a DBS check. 

Using the Jobs site


About using this site?


I forgot my password, can I still log in to my account?

Yes, go to the login page and select ‘forgotten your password’. Enter your e-mail address and we will send you a password reminder.


I’m experiencing problems with the job site – what can I do?

Please contact us


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