Application Process

Apply online

You can submit your applications by emailing

Please refer to the guidance for applicants before completing your application. You must apply using the College’s job application form, any other form of application (e.g. covering letter and CV) will not be accepted.  All current employment opportunities at BCA can be accessed from the current vacancies page to the right.

Apply by Post

Send your application form to:

Human Resources Department
Hall Place
Burchetts Green

If you have any problems accessing the application form please contact Human Resources on 01628 827509 or 01628 827463 to leave a message and your contact details and we will get back to you.

Please ensure that your application form reaches us by 12pm on the closing date (or earlier as stated).

If you are selected for interview you will normally be contacted within two weeks of the closing date. If you do not hear from us within this period then you should assume that, unfortunately, on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

When returning your application form by post, please ensure you add the correct postage for the size of the envelope.

Selection Methods

In addition to the application form and taking up references, we may utilise other selection methods as part of the selection process, tailored to the nature of the post. These may include one or more of the following:

  • Presentation to the interview panel
  • Short teaching session to a group of students
  • Data processing/administrative exercise
  • Psychometric testing
  • Other selection methods as appropriate e.g. report writing, group exercise etc

If you are invited to interview you will be informed in advance of the selection methods to be used and given adequate time to prepare.


Once the advert closing date has passed for the job role, the shortlisting managers (usually the recruiting manager and another manager) will review the Application for Employment Forms against the requirements for the job role (as detailed in the job description and person specification) and will select which applicants to invite for interview.
This process is completed within 2 weeks of the closing date of the advert, so applicants who have not been contacted and invited for an interview within 2 weeks have not been successful in securing an interview. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview.


Every effort will be made to provide appropriate facilities for candidates at interviews. Please contact the Human Resources Department should you have any requirements to enable you to attend the interview.


The College conducts competency based panel interviews for all job vacancies. Candidates will be notified prior to their interview date if they will be required to complete any other type of assessment during their interview.


The interview panel will make their decision on which candidate to appoint on the basis of the evidence made available to the panel throughout the recruitment and selection process. Normally candidates are notified of the decision within five working days.


The successful candidate will be provided with an offer of employment which is conditional upon the following checks being satisfactorily completed:

  • Reference check
  • Pre-employment Medical check
  • Check of the candidates eligibility to work in the UK
  • Criminal Conviction and Safeguarding Declaration Form
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check, including a list 99 Check
  • Check of Qualifications
  • Successful completion of the College’s Induction Programme