Online Application & CV Upload

Step One

Personal Details

We will consider applicants who have not reached the required age who;

i) meet the requirements of the person specification, and,
ii) would otherwise be considered as fit to work at the location, with reference to the home’s Statement of Purpose

Address Details

Date you moved to this location

Please give below any other addresses where you have lived in the last 5 years:

Step Two

Education Details

Please give details of education from age 11 and all qualifications gained, including those of a recreational nature.

Proof of qualifications will be required at interview. Please ensure these are available.


Employment Details

Please give a brief description of your current duties and responsibilities:

Please provide details of your past employment, starting with the most recent. Account for any time not spent in employment or education, including periods of unemployment, voluntary work, or raising a family.

For employment in the last 5 years, include salary details. Please indicate if employment was part-time.


Explain any gaps in your employment or educational history and any unusual features in your employment history:

Additional Personal Details

Please give details of any leisure activities or interests:

Why are you applying for this job? What do you expect to gain personally and professionally through this post? What stresses do you anticipate?

Please say something about your own personal development and the key influences which have contributed to making you the person you are:

Please give details of your skills and experiences and how these match the requirements for this job? In additional, what personal qualities and strengths do you bring to the job and the community?


Childhood First will approach the referees of short listed candidates only. Please give details of 3 people who can comment on your suitability for this post, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. It is preferable that you seek professional references where possible.


In what capacity do you know this person?

May references be taken up before interview?

Step Three


The post for which you are applying is exempt under the provisions of this Act.
Please give details below of any criminal record, including cautions, spent convictions, and any pending circumstances which might lead to prosecution, conviction, bind over or caution.

You do not have to declare any items that are “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). Details can be found at;


or you can request guidance on your particular circumstances “in confidence” from the HR Development Manager on 020 3326 4756.

Have you had a criminal record, including cautions, spent convictions


Do you have any pending circumstances which might lead to prosecution, conviction, bind over or caution.


A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from appointment and will only be taken into account for recruitment purposes when the conviction is relevant.

If you are offered employment a criminal record check will be conducted through the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions that are not protected. It will also include a check against the Protection of Children Act List and the DfES List 99.

Are you subject to any current or outstanding disciplinary procedures?

If yes, please give details:

These regulations disqualify individuals who have committed certain offences, or for other reasons, from running or being employed in a children’s home. Information on reasons for disqualification was provided with the application form.

By completing this application form you are confirming that you are not so disqualified.

Please note: If you fail to disclose any criminal conviction (other than protected under legalisation) or if the information on this application is found to be false and misleading, you are liable to disqualification from appointment. If appointed, you would be subject to immediate dismissal without notice.

We hope you will assist us by completing this form. This information is being gathered to monitor the operation of Childhood First’s Equal Opportunities policies and the effectiveness of the advertising media used, and for no other reason. The data will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and will not be used in the process of recruitment and selection.

Relates to a sense of identity/belonging on the basis of race/culture.

I would describe myself as (choose the appropriate option to indicate your cultural background):

If you have selected Other as your ethnic origin, please enter the origin here:

If you have selected Other as your religion, please specify below, if you wish

I consider myself to be:

File name:

File size:

Information from this application may be processed for purposes permitted under the General Data Protection Regulation. Individuals have, on written request, the right of access to personal data held about them.

By completing this application form you give your consent to The Institute of Integrated Systemic Therapy to processing the data supplied in this form for the purpose of recruitment and selection.

Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Data controller: The Institute of Integrated Systemic Therapy is a charity which trades under the name Childhood First. 210 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JX

Data protection officer: Stephen Blunden

As part of any recruitment process, Childhood First collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The Charity is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

What information does the organisation collect?

Childhood First collects a range of information about you. This includes:

  • your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number;
  • details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history;
  • information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements;
  • whether or not you have a disability for which the Charity needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process; and
  • information about your entitlement to work in the UK.

Childhood First may collect this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, CVs or resumes, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment.

Childhood First may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers, information from employment background check providers and information from criminal records checks. This will only occur if you are made a conditional offer of employment.

Data will be stored in a range of different places, including on your application record, in HR management systems and on other IT systems (including email).

Why does the Charity process personal data?

Childhood First needs to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. It may also need to process your data to enter into a contract with you.
In some cases, the Charity needs to process data to ensure that it is complying with its legal obligations. For example, it is required to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.

Childhood First has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows the Charity to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. The Charity may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.

Childhood First may process special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religion or belief, to monitor recruitment statistics. It may also collect information about whether or not applicants are disabled to make reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability. The Charity processes such information to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.

For some roles, Childhood First is obliged to seek information about criminal convictions and offences. Where the Charity seeks this information, it does so because it is necessary for it to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.

If your application is unsuccessful, the Charity may keep your personal data on file in case there are future employment opportunities for which you may be suited. Childhood First will ask for your consent before it keeps your data for this purpose and you are free to withdraw your consent at any time.

Who has access to data?

Your information may be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the HR and recruitment team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their role.

Childhood First will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and it makes you an offer of employment. Childhood First will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you, employment background check providers to obtain necessary background checks and the Disclosure and Barring Service to obtain necessary criminal records checks.

Childhood First will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.

How does the Charity protect data?

Childhood First takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties. Childhood First will securely hold your personal data for the duration one year, after this period ends or once you withdraw your consent, your data is deleted or destroyed.

For how long does the Charity keep data?

If your application for employment is unsuccessful, Childhood First will hold your data on file for one year after the end of the relevant recruitment process. At the end of that period or once you withdraw your consent, your data is deleted or destroyed.

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 provided to you in a new privacy notice.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
  • require the Charity to change incorrect or incomplete data;
  • require the Charity to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing; and
  • object to the processing of your data where the Charity is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact the HR Department at following e-mail address

If you believe that Childhood First has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.

Law relating to this document

  • General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679 EU)
  • Data Protection Bill