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Recruitment Process

Fairness in recruitment

We believe that your experience of BCA as an employee starts from the moment you apply for a vacancy with us, so we want to ensure you have the best experience possible throughout all stages of our recruitment and selection process. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity, ensuring the recruitment and selection process is fair and effective and that recruitment decisions are based on merit. Our recruitment and selection policies and procedures are designed to find the most suitable person for the position.

Please be aware that it is proposed that the Berkshire College of Agriculture will merge with The Windsor Forest College Group on 1st August 2022. All appointments from this date will be made on The Windsor Forest College Group terms and conditions of employment.

We are always looking to make improvements to our recruitment and selection process where possible and welcome feedback from candidates to help drive improvements in our service. If you have any feedback regarding our processes, be it positive or negative, please do contact our HR Department on

You can view our Recruitment Process Privacy Statement below:


Recruitment Process Privacy Statement

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Recruitment Monitoring

We are committed to becoming an equality and diversity champion. As part of this, we would like to monitor our recruitment process. Therefore, we request applicants complete our optional recruitment monitoring form. As a public sector organisation, we are required to collect age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or belief and disability detail. This is collected and used for monitoring purposes only and does not form any part of the shortlisting process.

For more information about equality and diversity and monitoring, please download our Single Equality Scheme. We hope our website provides you with all the information you need to make an informed choice about working for the College. If you need any further information, please contact the HR Department on | 01628 824444.

We are committed to Health & Wellbeing

BCA is committed to our employees’ mental wellbeing and work with a positive approach towards increasing awareness of mental health in the workplace.

We have invested in a comprehensive EAP scheme, mental health first aiders and developed an online employee wellbeing ‘ information and signposting’ hub for staff.

We offer free use of the College gym and a range of sporting activities such as yoga, badminton and walking clubs etc, alongside regular health initiatives such as health check days, mental health awareness week, free flu vaccines, corporate reflexology and massage.

We also offer a wide range of part-time and term-time working opportunities as well as flexible options to help colleagues balance working life and their responsibilities outside of work. This is evidenced by the 100+ individual working patterns we currently have in place for our colleagues.

We are Disability Confident

BCA is recognised as Disability Confident. As part of our commitment, we also guarantee an interview to candidates with a disability who meet the minimum essential requirements for any vacancy they apply for.

We are happy to provide you with support throughout the recruitment process if required. From assistance with completing the application form to providing the application form in a different format. We will make every effort to provide appropriate facilities and any access arrangements at interview and make any required reasonable adjustments in the workplace on appointment. If you have any queries, please contact our HR Department who will be happy to assist you on | 01628 824444.