FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the recruitment process?

Once you have looked through our site and decided that you would like to apply to work with us, you will need to complete our application form. Click the ‘Apply Now!’ button on the menu.

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged either by email or telephone call within two working days. If we call you this will be to discuss your experience and find out more about why you want to apply for the advertised role. Our Recruitment Co-ordinator will review your application and if we feel you have the right level of experience and/or qualities you will be invited to attend a ‘Stay & Play session at one of our After School Clubs. If your application is not successful at this stage, we will let you know. After the ‘Stay & Play’ session you may be invited to attend a formal interview and also an Activity session, where you will be asked to run an activity with a small group of children.

If you are successful at all stages of the process then we will make a provisional job offer, this offer is subject to an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references. We will request your references, and you will be sent a Welcome Pack, this will contain your contract of employment and some forms to complete. You will also be sent an email with information about how to apply for an online DBS check (this was formerly a CRB check). You must apply for your DBS check before you are able to start work for us.

What Training to I need to do?
You will be required to attend our induction training sessions. These sessions are usually offered to you within the first six weeks of your employment with us and must be completed within your probationary period.

You will also be given the opportunity to obtain a Paediatric First Aid qualification.

What is a DBS check and how do I apply for one?
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is a record of an individual’s Convictions, Cautions, Reprimands and Warnings and can also include information held by the police and/or the DBS that relates to that individual and their suitability for a job position. Once you have been offered a job, you will be sent information about how to apply for the check. DBS checks are completed online to speed up the process.

If you live overseas, or have resided in the UK for less than five years then you will need to provide us with a criminal record check from the relevant country or countries. Each country has a different process for obtaining a criminal record check and you will be provided with information on how to obtain this check when you are offered a role with us.

Do I need to pay for a DBS check?
No, Class Of Their Own will pay the cost of the DBS check for you. The only condition is that you must successfully complete your probationary period (6 months).

There may be a small charge incurred if you need to request an overseas criminal record check.

I have a criminal record, can I still apply?
You must declare any criminal convictions or cautions on your job application. We will consider whether you are suitable to work with children. This will take into account the nature of the offence and relevance of your work with us, how long ago the conviction was made and the outcome of the two reference requests that we carry out.
What role should I apply for?

If you are not certain which role that you should apply for, please tick all that you are interested in on your application form. We will be able to advise you after interview/activity session which we think would be most appropriate to you.

If we are advertising the same role in more than one location, we will talk to you at your interview about which location you would be most suitable.

What is the dress code?

You are able to work in your own clothes, we operate a casual dress code, however, your clothing must be appropriate for working with children. Full details are included in our staff handbook.

When will I be paid?

You will be paid on the 28th of each month. You will be required to clock in and out during each shift and will need to check your timesheet each month.

How old do I have to be?

You need to be 17 or older to apply for work with us.

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Linkline House
65 Church Road

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Safeguarding Policy
Class Of Their Own are committed to the paramount care, safety and protection of each child attending our Breakfast, After School and Holiday Clubs. We expect all team members and volunteers to share this safeguarding commitment.