All of our current vacancies are advertised at www.peterborough.ac.uk/recruit/Recruitment. If none of the current vacancies are of interest to you, you can also register for job alerts via the link above. We do recommend that you register as a user to do this so that you can manage the function.
What are the key stages of the recruitment process?
- Application stage
- Interview stage
- Interview outcome
How do I submit my application/can you accept my CV?
Please note that, under Safer Recruitment guidelines, we are unable to accept CVs – all applications must be received through our online application system. For this reason, we are unable to accept speculative CVs.
Please make sure you have either saved or printed a copy of the Job Specification Document before applying as you will not be able to access this document once you have started the application process. To apply for any role click the ‘Apply for this Vacancy’ button. If this is the first time you use the on-line system, you will need to register your details and create a password for your account. Please make a note of the password for future reference as you will need this to monitor your application or to apply for roles in the College. All data provided will form the basis of your electronic employee file should you be successful in your application.
To ensure we have all your relevant details we encourage every applicant to pay careful attention to the person specification which details the key skills and experience needed to be successful in the role. To enhance your application we recommend that you look at the essential and desirable skills that you will need to demonstrate during the application stage and tailor your application accordingly. For example, if it asks for a qualification or specific experience please detail how you would meet these requirements within the “Please specify how you meet the short-listing criteria for this role” free text box.
The softer skills detailed, for example team working and communication skills, will form part of the interview stage should you be successful in being short-listed for the post.
I am having issues with the system, what do I do?
We have provided some documentation to guide you through the process. Applying to PRC. If you are still having difficulties, please contact the HR Team by phone on 01733 762222 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What time do applications close?
Our adverts close for new applications at 23:59 on the closing date. At times if we have a large number of applicants we will close our jobs earlier than the advertised closing date. If you see an opportunity you are interested in, we encourage you to apply straight away.
How will I find out if my application has been successful?
If you are successful in being selected for an interview we will contact you via email. Please note at times emails may go straight to Spam folders so we recommend you check this regularly in case the email is caught in your email filter. We also encourage all applicants to track the progress of their application by logging onto their recruitment account.
You will also be advised if you will be required to undertake any recruitment tests. All our tests will be relevant to the role that you apply, for example applicants for our lecturer posts may be asked to carry out a micro-teach as part of the selection process.
What do I need to bring with me to interview?
Normally, you do not need to bring anything to the interview, unless specified in your invite to interview email. If you are successful at your interview, you will be asked to provide documentation during pre-employment checks.
Do I need to prepare anything for my interview?
All interviews will consist of a panel interview. Details of any additional tasks, e.g. presentations, microteach, will be included in your interview invite, if required.
I am unable to attend the interview date or time, can it be rearranged?
If you are unable to attend your allocated interview slot, please let us know by return of email or phone as soon as possible. The hiring panel will endeavour to rearrange the interview however please note that this may not always be possible due to work schedules.
Will I be paid any expenses incurred for attending an interview?
We do not pay any expenses associated with attending an interview at the College.
What happens if I am successful at interview?
For those successful candidates any job offers made are always subject to a number of pre-employment checks which may include a DBS enhanced check with child and adult barred list check, dependent on job role and location.
Can I receive feedback on my application or interview?
Due to the volume of applications that are received, we do not routinely provide automatic feedback to applicants. However, if you do wish to receive feedback on your application or interview, please contact us and we will endeavour to get back to you.