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  • Where can I find more information about a role?
    Once you have found a role in which you are interested, simply click on the link, and you will be taken through to the job advert. This will contain specific information on the position, including the campus you would be working from, the hours and details on what duties the role would involve. At the top of the advertisement, we also include the job description and personal specification for the role. These will give a broader description of the general duties for the position, as well as the mandatory requirements a candidate must possess, and those that are more desirable.
  • What are the differences between full time and part time roles?
    Our full time positions would typically involve working 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. The usual working hours would be 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday, and 8:30 am until 4:30 pm on a Friday, however, there will be some variability with these timings within specific departments and for certain roles. Part time roles on the other hand, would involve working less hours over the week and would be detailed through a specific working pattern designed by the manager of the department. This could involve coming in for fewer days per week, or working shorter days over the week, with more detailed information to be set out by the manager to fill the needs of the department.
  • What is a fixed-term contract and how is this different to a permanent role?
    A fixed-term contract guarantees employment for a certain length of time. This can be anywhere from a few months, to a year and will vary depending on the needs of a specific department. This is a more flexible option to the permanent contract, that would see employment continue for an indefinite period of time. As a fixed-term contract approaches its end date, each department will take stock of the demand for the upcoming year, and can roll-over existing fixed-term contracts to a new end date. However, this will depend on the demands of each specific department.
  • Do I need a teaching qualification to apply for a teaching role?
    You will not need a teaching qualification in order to apply for all of our teaching positions, although this would be desirable. We would recommend having a read through the personal specification attached to the top of each job advert to see if a teaching qualification is a requirement for a role, but if it is not, you will be able to apply for the role without one. Any industry experience or transferable skills from previous jobs can be highlighted in your online application for the manager to consider. WHCGroup are proud to offer the opportunity for staff to work through their teaching qualifications, sponsored by the college through our Together Training Apprenticeship team. Further details can be discussed by successful candidates with their line managers upon appointment at the college.
  • How to apply?
    Once you have seen a vacancy that is of interest, simply follow the ‘click here’ link in the advert and this will take you through to our online application area. If this is your first time applying for a role, you will need to create an account, but if not, you can use your existing WHCGroup account. Once the online application has been completed, your details will be anonymised and sent to the manager for consideration, so as to ensure a completely fair application process. If you have any issues filling in the online form, please do contact the Human Resources department via the given details, and we can help to rectify the issue.
  • What happens next?
    Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a notification to inform you that it has come through to the college. Once the vacancy closes, all applications will be anonymised and sent through to the recruiting manager to be considered. The shortlisted candidates will then be contacted to arrange their interviews. Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we receive for our roles, it is not possible to contact all of the unsuccessful candidates at this stage. However, if you would like an update on your application, you can call through to the Human Resources department and we would be happy to notify you as to the outcome of your application. If you are unsuccessful on this occasion, please do keep an eye on our vacancies page for our latest job opportunities, as we would love to hear from you again regarding future positions at the college.
  • Difficulty applying?
    If you have any issues while filling in the online application form, please do contact the Human Resources department and we can help to rectify the issue.
  • Where is the college based?
    WHCGroup currently operates out of four campuses based in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Our campuses are located in Watford, Hemel Hempstead, New Bedford Road and Enterprise Way. More information on each campus and directions can be found by visiting our 'Our Campuses' page. It is always worth double checking each vacancy description to see where the role will be based, and if there are any cross campus responsibilities that would require travel.
  • Can I re-apply for a role?
    If you have not been successful on one occasion for a particular role, there is no set limit to the number of times you can apply, and we would always welcome your application. We update our vacancies on a weekly basis, so it may be worthwhile checking over the vacancies at the weekend to see if your desired role has been advertised. If you have been unsuccessful before, any feedback given, or any extra activities or experience you have gained in the period since your last application can be highlighted during the online application stage.
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