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Job Application Form 

Please complete this application form in full before submitting the form. Where you see an astrix (*), you must answer the question to enable you to submit the form otherwise. 

Role Details 

Personal Details 

Employment History

Please complete the below table in full:


1. Please provide details of your full previous employment history, starting with the most recent and continue on a separate document if required.

2. Add dates between jobs to explain any gaps in your employment history.

3. If you have previously worked in a care or education environment, please state which service you provided by indicating ‘C’ for Children (e.g. a school or children’s home) or ‘A’ for Adults (e.g. university or elderly care home), leave blank if not applicable.

By completing this application form you give permission for any of your previous employers to be approached by the Talbot House Children’s Charity to provide a reference or details of employment.

Further information about your current job

Additional Information 

Teaching Roles 

School Qualifications (GCSEs and 'A' Levels)

Please complete the below table in full:


1. Please provide details of your full previous education history, starting with the most recent and continue on a separate document if required. 

By completing this application form you give permission for any of your previous educational establishment to be approached by the Talbot House Children's Charity to provide a reference.  

Further Education Development 

1. Starting with the most recent, please give details of relevant training courses completed, e.g. safeguarding, positive handling, training hub, other related Continued Professional Development (CPD), continue on a separate document if required. Please send any other relevant certificates along with your application. 

Hobbies, Interests and Voluntary Work 

Please provide details of hobbies and interests that may be relevant to the role, this could include information about any voluntary work you undertake. 

Please tell us why you wish to apply for this role

Now that you have read the job description, person specification and our website, please explain briefly why you have applied for this role. 

Personal Statement 

This section must be completed, do not leave this section blank. Please refer to the Tips for Applicants document to help you successfully complete your application. Continue onto an additional sheet if necessary.


Using the Person Specification as a guide, explain below why you believe you are suitable for this role. Please include any skills, abilities, knowledge and experience you have that will support your application. 


Please provide two references. One referee should be from your current employer (or most recent employer, if you are currently unemployed). 

Please note that referees must be your current or previous Line Manager or Head of Department and not a colleague. 


All referees stated must be authorised to issue a reference on behalf of their company or school. 


For teaching and LSA roles referees must be sent to the Head Teacher of the school.


The Charity are not able to accept references from friends or relatives for recruitment reasons. 


You are applying for a role that means you will be working with children, therefore, the Charity reserves the right to seek further references from your employment history from roles where you have previously worked with children or vulnerable people. 

Please note that if you are invited to attend an interview we will contact both referees prior to interview, in accordance with safer recruitment. You may opt out of this by ticking the box below. 


Before a successful applicant commences employment with Talbot House Children's Charity, a minimum of two references from previous employers will be sought in writing and verified by telephone.  References and verification will include questions about any past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behaviour with children / vulnerable people. We may also ask for verification of particular experience or qualifications before interview or prior to commencement.     

Reference A

Reference B

If you have not named your present employer as a referee please give us reasons below. Without good reason, the Charity may not progress your application further. Please note, a reference from your current employer prior to commencement if successful. 

Data Protection Statement


The information that you provide on this form, and that is obtained from other relevant sources, will be used to process your application for employment. The personal information that you provide will also be used lawfully, and in accordance with our Data Protection Policy.


If you are successful in your application and take up employment, the information we obtain as a result of the recruitment process will be used in the administration of your employment. Information may be used if there is a complaint or a legal challenge relevant to this recruitment process. We may check the information collected from third parties or against other information held by the Charity. We may also use, or pass to certain third parties, information to prevent or detect crime, to protect public funds or in other ways as permitted by law.


By signing the application, we will assume that you agree to the processing of sensitive personal data (as described above). If you are unsuccessful in your application your application form and any other personal data gathered as part of the recruitment process, including recruitment checks, documents submitted and interview notes, will be held for up to 6 months. In the event that you wish to withdraw your consent to us processing your personal data at any point please contact the HR Manager.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975

The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment (see full policy details on our website). Our roles are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and therefore applicants should be aware that the role will only be offered to successful candidates, subject to an Enhanced DBS check, as well as other employment checks and continued subscription to the DBS Update Service.

Amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013, 2020 and 2023) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected'. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website

Please note that this role is classed as regulated activity as it involves working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults. All short-listed candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-declaration form prior to interview. It is a criminal offence to apply for this role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the Charity has the right to respond appropriately.


Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide details of all unspent cautions and convictions and those that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process.  If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed.

We can only accept a Charity Application Form for this role. We are not able to accept CV’s for any role. If you submit a CV it will not be reviewed. Please view our safer recruitment policy. Applicants should be aware that any relevant issues arising from their self-declarations and references will be addressed at interview. If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on: 0191 229 0111 or email us at



I confirm that the above information is complete and accurate and that I have not omitted any facts that could affect my employment. I understand and agree that any false or misleading information will give the Charity the right to withdraw any conditional offer of employment.


I understand that any conditional offer of employment is subject to:

  • a minimum of two satisfactory references.

  • a minimum 6 months probationary period (during which period your performance will be monitored and assessed).

  • satisfactory completion of right to work in the UK checks.

  • satisfactory Enhanced DBS and barred list and prohibition checks.

  • provision of all required ID documents and certificates.

  • sign up, and continuous subscription, to the DBS on-line subscription service.

  • the entries on this form being complete and accurate and match reference dates and information gathered from third parties.

  • a satisfactory medical report, if appropriate.


I confirm that I have not been disqualified from working with children.


If you are sending this form to the HR Department by email, in the absence of a signature, the emailing of this application constitutes your personal certification that the details are correct.

Before submitting your application form, please review it ensuring all sections are fully completed and that you have explained any gaps in previous employment and education history.


Please send your relevant certificates to our email address below. 


Applicants who have followed our 'Tips for Applicants' document are more likely to submit a successful application.


Once fully completed, please press the submit button below.

If you wish to contact us by telephone, our number is: 0191 2290111, ask for the HR Department.

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