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Bridge Standard Application Form


Personal Details

UK Employability

Please supply details of any visa currently held, including number, start/expiry dates and details of any restrictions.


This section of the application form will be detached from your application form. The information collected will only be used for monitoring purposes and will help the organisation analyse the profile and make up of applicants and appointees to jobs in support of their equal opportunities policies. Bridge recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Equality Act 2010


The Equality Act 2010 protects disabled people - including those with long term health conditions, learning disabilities and so called "hidden" disabilities such as dyslexia. If you tell us that you have a disability we can make reasonable adjustments to ensure that any selection processes - including the interview - are fair and equitable.
Please note: You will be required to complete a pre-employment health questionnaire and/or consent to a medical examination for certain posts

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975

The work for which you are applying involves working with vulnerable people, and is therefore exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You are therefore required to declare any pending prosecutions or convictions you may have, and any cautions, reprimands or warnings. Bridge is also entitled, under arrangements introduced for the protection of vulnerable people, to ask you to apply and pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the CRB) certificate to evidence the existence and content of any criminal record if you are successful. Information received from the DBS will be kept in strict confidence. The disclosure of a criminal record, or other information, will not debar you from the appointment unless the selection panel considers that the conviction renders you unsuitable for appointment. In making this decision Bridge will consider the nature of the offence, how long ago and what age you were when it was committed and any other factors which may be relevant, including appropriate considerations in relation to Bridge’s Opportunities Policy. Failure to declare a conviction, caution or bind over may, however, disqualify you from appointment, or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light. Please enter below details of convictions for any offence (including traffic convictions and appearances before a court martial) or formal cautions by police for any offence or any cautions, reprimands or warnings.

Disciplinary History


Additional Information

Data Protection Act 1998

The information supplied on this form may be held on computer, and/or held as manual data. All the information supplied by you is strictly confidential and will only be used for the purpose of recruitment and personnel administration. Please note that we have the right to reject an application without giving a reason.


Details entered in this part of the form will be made available to the short-listing panel.

Education & Professional Qualifications

Include in this section all the relevant qualifications. Please also indicate subjects currently being studied. All qualifications disclosed will be subject to a satisfactory check.

Training Courses Attended

Include in this section any relevant training courses that you have attended or details of courses that you are currently undertaking.

Employment History

Please give details of all previous employment, including work experience training schemes & voluntary work starting with the employer previous to your present/most recent employer and working backwards. Please identify and explain any gaps in your work record since leaving school.

Supporting Information

Please use the following space to give further information that will help us to decide whether or not to invite you for interview. You should include in your statement: • Why you want to apply for this post. • How your skills/experience match the job description and person specification. • Any details of other interests/voluntary work relevant to the post.


Please state the names and contact details of the people who have agreed to supply references covering a minimum of 3 years employment/training. If you are or have been employed, these should include your two most recent employers, your line manager or someone in a position of responsibility who can comment on your work experience, competence, personal qualities and suitability for the post. If you are a student please provide contact details of a teacher at your school, college or university. If you have not been in employment for a considerable amount of time but have had previous employment, then you should seek one reference from your last known employer and a personal reference from a person of some standing within your community i.e. doctor, solicitor, MP etc. Where it is not possible to obtain any employer reference at all then please obtain two personal references. Where no personal reference can be obtained then references should be sought from personal acquaintances not related to or involved in any financial arrangement with you. If you have undergone training to return to work then the academic institution should be contacted. Personal references such as friends and relatives are not acceptable unless stated previously. Please note, all reference requests will be sought through your line manager or other relevant department manager and your employment history will be verified through the organisation’s Human Resources department or other relevant recruitment function. Please ensure that you provide full contact details. Referees may be contacted prior to interview.


Please read the following statements. You will be asked to sign a declaration if you are appointed: • I have personally completed this application form and the details I have supplied are, to the best of my knowledge, true and complete; • I understand that if appointed to this post the information on this form will be kept as part of my personal file record; • I authorise you to obtain references to support this application if I am identified as a preferred candidate; I understand that details of educational qualifications, membership of professional bodies and referee reports may be verified through the establishments and individuals I have indicated; • I consent to my details being kept confidentially and used for specific and lawful purposes as specified in the Data Protection Act 1998; • I declare that I have no previous convictions, or have identified any I have above. • I understand that, should the position I am applying for require it, I will be required to apply and pay for a DBS Certificate at the appropriate level if I am identified as the preferred candidate.

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