Application Form

Position Applied For


Personal Information (Important - Please Complete in Full)


Hobbies and Interests
Employment History

Your application will remain confidential until a formal job offer has been made and accepted. However for best practice and compliance reasons, we do need a complete and accurate work history.

Previous Employment
Voluntary Experience
Gaps in employment


Professional Qualifications
Learning, Development and Continuing Professional Development


Please give any other information in support of your application. This should demonstrate how you consider you are able to fulfil the requirements of the job profile. This should include skills developed in paid or voluntary work or through family and leisure activities.


Please provide the name of three referees, one of which must be your most recent or current employer. If this is your first appointment, one referee should be from your educational establishment or a professional contact.

Character references can be other working professionals who are able to confidently comment on your character. A character reference cannot be a friend, family member, relative or known to you via a personal relation.

REFEREE 1 (must be current/most recent employer)
REFEREE 2 (must be previous employment related reference)
REFEREE 3 (may be previous employment related reference or character reference)

Although Aspens Charities does not usually seek references before interview, there may be some situations where this may be appropriate to speed up the recruitment process. Please note that your decision to give or not give permission to seek references before interview will have no impact on the success of your application.


Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974: Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) order 1975. Applicants are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of The Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such conviction will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. Any information will be completely confidential and will be considered in relation to the positions to which the Order applies

Please note declaration of an offence does not necessarily exclude you from employment. Failure to declare an offence will result in the job offer being withdrawn.

Data protection notification (please read carefully before signing this application)

If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held will be as specified in our privacy notice.

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check
Eligibility to Work in the UK