How do I apply?

Please click here to apply for current vacancies at the Trust

​​Work Permits

If you need sponsorship to work in the UK, please visit the Home Office website for information on sponsorship and visa status before you fill in the application form. 

Your Application

Please try to complete all parts of the application form, if some sections of the form do not apply to you, enter N/A (not applicable) in the spaces provided. 

The majority of communication during the recruitment process is via email and text therefore please provide a correct email address and mobile phone number if you have one.

Job descriptions

Each job we advertise with a job description and person specification. The job description lists the main types of duties and responsibilities of the post. The person specification outlines the skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications that you will need for the job.

Please read these documents before you apply for the position and take a look at the Trust values, as well as any other information provided. 

Once you are familiar with the requirements of the post, please ensure your application accurately reflects where you match them. Applications are shortlisted using the person specification, therefore it is important to give examples to demonstrate how your skills and experience are relevant to the job you are applying for and how and where you have used them.

Don't forget to provide information on any relevant experience from your present or previous jobs. You can include skills and experience gained from community, voluntary or work experience. 

Supporting information

Please do not ignore the 'Supporting Information' section of the application form. It is an important part of the application, as this is the section where you can tell us further about you, your qualifications and experience. 


Please make sure you provide accurate contact details for your references and let them know if a reference request is being sent to them. This often speeds up the process and avoids unnecessary delays to you starting your job.

Complete contact details is required i.e. full names, a contact address, telephone number and email address.  Please note that most of our communication is done by email.

Your first referee should be your current employer if you are in work and the other should be from a previous employer/school/college.

If you have not worked for some time or have never worked, use referees who can comment on your ability to do the job, e.g. a teacher, course tutor or charity organiser. Don't give the names of family members or friends.

Equal Opportunities

The information you supply via the employment monitoring form, which is towards the end of the online form, is used for reporting only. The recruitment team, hiring managers and interview panel cannot see this information. This information, once reported, helps us to see how effective our policies on promoting equal opportunities and valuing diversity are. It will never be used to decide who will be offered the job.


We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for disabled people and encourage all people with a disability to apply for a job with us. 

As a 'Disability Confident Leader' we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who consider themselves to have a disability and who meet the minimum selection criteria (essential) at each stage of the selection process. You can indicate your wish to submit an application under the Trust's guaranteed interview scheme in the personal information section of the online application form.

If you consider yourself to be disabled (or have any other long term health issues) and have special support needs in applying for a job, attending an interview or in undertaking any tests as part of a selection process, please inform us of any reasonable adjustments that you require in order for us to support you in maximising your ability to gain employment with us.

Reasonable adjustments during an interview may include:

  • Adapting the environment, for example dimming down the lights.
  • Bringing along an interpreter, for example for a candidate who communicates using sign language.
  • Accommodating the interview at a particular time, for example if applicants need to take medication or they have difficulty using public transport during rush hour.
  • Allowing the candidate additional time to complete interviews, for example where there is an unseen test, particularly individuals with dyslexia or other learning difficulties.

If you need special arrangements to get to the interview or selection test, please give us details in the space indicated on the application form.

You may also be entitled to receive support from Access to Work throughout the recruitment stages. For more information, contact Access to Work on 0345 268 8489 or visit


Read Jo's blog about her career at STHK (Jo Redhead, HR Business Partner, Lead Employer and member of the Disability & Wellbeing Staff Network)

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Submitting your application

Once you have completed the form, please remember to proofread it and check that you have answered each section as fully as possible. 

Submit your application and keep a copy, to help you prepare if you are shortlisted for an interview.  

We look forward to receiving your application.

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