If you are considering applying to Cambridge Regional College, or have secured an interview, you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions about our recruitment process on this page.
You are required to register before you can apply for a CRC vacancy. Once registered, find the relevant vacancy and select the ‘Apply online’ button, which will take you to the summary page. Complete the application form by working through each of the pages listed. The icons will indicate whether a page is complete or not, which helps track your progress. As part of our recruitment process you are required to complete a supporting statement along with your application form. This should include your reasons for applying and other information relevant to the person specification, including your knowledge, skills, and experience. You must submit a supporting statement, along with your application form, in order to be considered for shortlisting. Please read the job description and person specification carefully before completing the application form and complete each section fully.
Your CV will not be accepted as an alternative to an application form. The CRC application form ensures a fair recruitment process by allowing all applicants the same opportunity to present their skills, experience, and qualifications, assisting us in the shortlisting process. If you do not use our application form, your application will not be considered.
You should include information that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the person specification and that you are able, or have the potential, to carry out the duties described in the job description. Where we have used the term ‘or equivalent’ on the person specification please include details of qualifications/training and/or knowledge/experience which you believe meet the stated requirements. Our preferred way of contacting you is by email, so please ensure that you provide a current email address on the application form. To assist us, please also include contact telephone numbers on your application form which we may use to contact you.
Following the closing date for applications, the line manager responsible for the vacancy reviews the applications. Seeking advice from Human Resources, the line manager will then undertake a shortlisting process.
Following the completion of the shortlisting stage, we will email applicants to inform them of the outcome of their application and, where applicable, you will move into the next stage of recruitment process.
We will contact you by email to invite you to attend an interview. The interview will be with members of staff appropriate to the department in which the vacancy sits. We may ask you to undertake practical assessment exercises relevant to the vacancy and you may be asked to attend a second interview. The email inviting you to interview will details what you will be asked to do and the names of the people you will see.
If you require assistance at the interview, please do not hesitate to contact the HR team who will be happy to facilitate any reasonable adjustments. CRC is a Disability Confident Employer and we guarantee applicants with a disability an interview, providing they meet the essential criteria for the role.
Given the current circumstances, interviews are taking place via Zoom. If you have been invited to interview, all the necessary details will be emailed to you.
Ordinarily, interviews are held at either the Kings Hedges Road campus in Cambridge or California Road Campus in Huntingdon. The location will be clearly stated in the email inviting you to attend an interview.
Yes, free visitors parking is available at both the Cambridge and Huntingdon campuses.
Recruitment is subject to evidence of your right to work in the UK. When attending an interview, you should bring original identification documents. This would ideally be a passport, however, if you don’t have a passport, bring your birth certificate along with a document confirming your National Insurance number.
We are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. All job offers are subject to pre-employment checks that include evidence of your right to live and work in the UK, suitable references, and checks against the nationally held lists identifying people who are barred from working with children and vulnerable adults. You will also be asked to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure before you start working with us. When you are offered a job, we will email you to explain what you must do to meet these requirements.