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Recruitment process

The procedure for applying for vacancies

Application Form

For an application form please:


or write to: 

Human Resource Management Department 
West Lothian College 
Almondvale Crescent 
EH54 7EP

Please note that we do not accept CVs. A CV will be detached from your application and will not be taken into consideration during the short-listing process. 


We will only acknowledge receipt of your application if you have indicated this on your form.

Shortlisting and Interviews

After the closing date your application form will be carefully assessed to determine how well your experience, skills and qualifications match the job specification. To ensure equality of opportunity, your equal opportunities and criminal convictions form will be removed from your application prior to the short-listing process.


References are normally taken up at the time a selection decision has been reached following interview. A provisional offer of appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references. Satisfactory references must be obtained prior to the candidate taking up post. It is normal practice to obtain two such references, in writing, and employers or other relevant sources should provide these. One of the references is normally from a current employer if in employment, or a recent employer if previously employed. Please tick the box on the application form if you do not wish your referee to be contacted without your consent.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups

Please note that all staff are subject to a PVG check.


The interview panel will normally comprise three to four members including the line manager for the post, an Assistant Principal and a representative from Human Resource Management. For management posts the Principal will chair the panel. The interview is designed to allow you to expand on your application and demonstrate the extent to which you meet the requirements of the post. After the interview the panel will decide on the successful candidate who will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible. If you are unsuccessful you will receive written notification.

Evaluation of Recruitment and Selection Process

Following your interview we will send you an Evaluation Form about the Recruitment and Selection Process as West Lothian College is committed to continuous quality improvement. We would therefore appreciate your views on all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Your views on the process will help us to plan and improve future recruitment and selection procedures.


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