Contact us

HR Recruitment(


Telephone 01484 221000 and ask for HR Recruitment.  Our office is staffed Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.45pm, excluding Public Holidays.

Enquiries about School jobs

For School jobs there is currently no facility to apply online. 

For the majority of jobs the Application Form will be available as an attachment next to the advert for you to download or e-mail to yourself, or you can contact the HR Recruitment on 01484 221000 or e-mail and an application pack will be posted or e-mailed to you.

Alternatively the advert will direct you to the School website for the Application Form.

For general enquiries about a job or to enquire about the progress of an application you have made please contact the school directly.  Details of how to contact the school are normally provided in the job advert.

Complaints procedure

Internal applicants

If you are an existing employee and you have any concerns over a recruitment exercise, please refer to the Council's Dispute Resolution.

External applicants

The Council has both a desire and statutory duty to ensure that employees are appointed solely on merit and that all processes and procedures are fair, transparent and accommodate individuals needs. 

If you apply for a job with the council and you consider that at either the short-listing or interview stage you have not been treated fairly or you do not understand the recruitment decisions you may take the following steps:

  • Contact either the chair of the recruitment panel or the chair of the Schools Governing Body and request feedback on why you have not been successful at either short-listing or interview stage.
  • If you are not satisfied with the feedback provided you can write to, or telephone HR Service. Set out clearly the reasons why you think you may have been treating unfairly. Any concerns need to be made within ten working days of the recruitment outcome.

    HR Service
    3rd Floor,
    High Street Buildings,
    HD1 2NQ
    Tel: 01484 221000
  • Upon receipt of the complaint, the HR Service will make arrangements to have you concerns looked into and you will receive a response, normally within ten working days. If the circumstances are such that it will take longer than specified, you will be informed of the likely timescale. Depending on the nature of the response you may be asked to attend a meeting, but more usually it will be addressed in writing.
  • Any decisions made by the Head of HR is final, however this does not prevent applicants pursuing any statutory rights they may have through an Employment Tribunal.