Frequently Asked Questions


Who should I contact about an application I have submitted?
The HR Administration team can be contacted at or on +44(0)1242 707308. The HR Department is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm on Monday to Friday each week, throughout the year.

Who do I contact about any issues when completing the online application form?
Should you need any help whilst completing your application form, you can use the 'Live Chat' feature provided by Vacancy Filler, our on-line applicant management system provider. Alternatively you can email our provider on (please include the advert reference in the subject line). If you wish to speak to the technical support team, please call them +44(0)1509 236434. Assistance is available from 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

When will I expect to hear about an application I have made?
The closing date and where possible the recruitment day are given in the advertisement or vacancy information. Shortlisting takes place as soon as possible after the closing date. Shortly after, contact will be made with those on the shortlist, usually by either phone or email.

What criteria does CLC use to determine suitability for a role?
All candidates are interviewed and assessed against the criteria set out in the job description and person specification, which can be found within the Vacancy Information Booklet for the role.

What should I expect when I attend for interview?
As a minimum you will be interviewed to assess your fit to the person specification for the role. Other assessment tasks or activities will very much depend upon the role that you have applied for – but you will be given full details of these before the interview date. We aim to provide you with an opportunity to understand as much about the role and working at College as possible, and therefore relevant opportunities to meet with potential colleagues are often included in the timetable. 

You should also expect for us to undertake a 'safeguarding' interview, in order for us to be confident of your suitability to work with (or around) children. This applies to all roles at College.

What pre-employment checks are undertaken?
All employment offers are made subject to checks in line with the Independent Schools Inspectorate and National Minimum Boarding Standards legislation. These are as follows: clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service; Overseas Police checks (if applicable); satisfactory Department for Education and Barred List checks (including prohibition from Teaching and Management, if applicable); evidence of the right to work in the UK; satisfactory references; medical clearance.

How long does it take for pre-employment checks to be completed?
This can vary but typically it can take up to 6 weeks to complete these checks.

Can I start before the checks are completed?
We take compliance and child protection very seriously here at College and therefore, in most circumstances you will not be able to start with us until all checks are completed.



Can I commence or continue my studies at CLC?
We employ many professionals in our Support areas and opportunities for personal and professional development are provided where possible. We offer support for CPD including study for professional qualifications, subject to being relevant to your role. 

Are there opportunities to move roles/departments?
Vacancies are advertised internally and, where we can, we aim to provide opportunity for departmental promotions or to move to new roles within College.

Are there opportunities to work term-time only?
CLC is open 52 weeks a year, throughout the College holidays (apart from the Christmas week). Weeks worked and work patterns vary very much according to the Department and role requirements.