Recruitment FAQs

How does the salary scale work?

Some of the salaries for our roles are on a salary scale and we advertise the bottom and top point of the scale. When we offer a role to a candidate, we will conduct a salary assessment which takes into consideration their qualifications and experience and this will give us the point on the scale to offer.

We use this process for all roles with a salary scale to ensure a fair and consistent assessment for all employees at Fareham College.

What is the short listing process?

There is a minimum of two members on the short listing panel. All personal details and equality information are removed from the application and sent to the short listing panel. The short listing panel score the applications against each point of the person specification.

The short listing process will take place within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert in most cases.

When do you take up references?

References are usually taken up once an offer has been made. However, we reserve the right to take them up prior to the interview date unless you have indicated on your application form that you do not want us to contact your referee prior to an offer being made.

What is the interview process?

The interview process will vary from role to role. All lecturing positions will include a micro teach to students which will be observed by the interview panel.

Selection methods could include: interview, presentation, relevant skills test, discussions with current Fareham College staff, and personality assessment.

What is your pre-employment check process?

Fareham College is committed to the Safeguarding of Children and Young People; therefore, any offer of employment is subject to a number of different pre-employment checks which must be deemed as satisfactory to Fareham College. These checks are as follows:

  • Receipt of two satisfactory employment references
  • Completion of Fareham College’s Criminal Conviction & Barring & Safeguarding Form
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Proof that you have the right to work in the UK (in accordance with Home Office guidelines)
  • Completion of a satisfactory List 99 check
  • Proof of relevant qualifications
  • Work Health Assessment form
  • Successful completion of the College’s Induction Programme

I am experiencing a technical issue with my application form and need some support

If you are experiencing any technical issues with your application form, please contact the Networx Support Helpdesk:


Telephone: 01943 467766

How do I register for job alerts?

If we do not have any current vacancies that are suitable for you but you would like to receive job alerts for future roles, you can register a profile with us and set up job alert preferences. Once you have registered you will receive email job alerts for roles we advertise which match the preferences you selected.

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