Last reviewed on 21 June 2022
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Adapt our template job application form for all your teaching and support staff roles. Find out when you can ask about criminal records and be clear on your requirements when recruiting staff who are from, or have lived or worked, outside the UK.

Download our template application form

It's easily adaptable for both teaching and non-teaching roles.

We worked with Forbes Solicitors and Tony Cook, our associate recruitment expert, to develop the template. It complies with employment law, safeguarding requirements and data protection regulations.

Using our template in faith schools

Faith schools can use our template when recruiting for non-protected posts. 

If you're recruiting for a post where a candidate's religious beliefs are integral to the job (such as a 'reserved teacher'), work with the appropriate religious authority to make sure you’re asking the right questions.

Asking shortlisted applicants about criminal records: what you should know

This is because guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) explains that only shortlisted candidates should be asked to complete a self-declaration