How to Apply

If you’ve found a vacancy you’re interested in and you meet the criteria for the post, we look forward to hearing from you. Here, you’ll find information and tips to help with your application.

Truro and Penwith College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants must be willing to undergo a Criminal Record (DBS) Check (Standard or Enhanced depending on the post applied for) and past employment checks.

Truro and Penwith College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.  Successful Applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to safer recruiting procedures including past employment checks.

Further information about the Guidelines on the Recruitment of Ex- Offenders can be found here.

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring a culture of valuing diversity and equal opportunities

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. We’ll seek to make reasonable adjustments to our workplace so that disabled colleagues aren’t placed at a disadvantage compared to other colleagues.  As a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to recruit, retain and develop people with disabilities. As an employer we also have links to the access to work scheme, which can be especially helpful in supporting people with disabilities.

If you require the application form in a different format, please contact PERSONNEL@TRURO-PENWITH.AC.UK or call 01872 305705

Applying during COVID-19 Pandemic

Extraordinary times call for an extraordinary College. At Truro and Penwith College we are making sure our staff and students stay safe by ensuring the college site is COVID secure in line with government guidance.   

In Lockdown we delivered over 70,000 online Teams meetings during this period which included all the normal college lessons and tutorials. We also developed a Connected College to expand our online community to Cornwall, developing digital platforms enabling new students to join with us and discover more about staying and studying in Cornwall at one of the country’s top colleges.  We held virtual open evenings, subject spotlights, Q&A Sessions and many other events. 

We have returned to full onsite delivery since the start of the academic year and we look forward to welcoming your application.   We have also returned to onsite interviews and would like to ensure you of our commitment to your safety if you apply.  For an overview of measures in place across the college to protect those attending onsite please click here.

Completing the application form

To apply for a vacancy you will need to complete our application form, which is available below and within individual job advertisements. Alternatively, you can contact our reception and ask for a copy to be sent to your postal address. Please note that CVs on their own will not be considered unless specified in the job advertisement.

Please complete all sections of the form. You will be asked to provide details of your skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the role with appropriate examples of how you meet the criteria in the job description/person specification. If your personal statement does not fit onto the form, please attach a continuation sheet.

Sending the application form

Once you have completed your application form you can send it to us either by email to or by post to:

Personnel Department
Truro and Penwith College
College Road

All applications must reach the College by 12 noon on the closing date (unless indicated otherwise). In the interests of economy, posted applications will not be acknowledged unless a stamped addressed envelope or postcard is enclosed.

What happens next?

A shortlisting panel will then decide, based on the information given on the application form, which applicants best meet the criteria. If you are successful you will be invited to attend an interview at the College. If you have a disability you can advise us of any arrangements that we can make for you in order for you to attend the interview.

Applicants must assume that they have been unsuccessful if they have not received an invitation for an interview within a period of four weeks from the closing date.

What happens to my data?

All of the information you provide during the process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements if necessary. We will keep your personal information securely and ensure that it is only shared with those making recruitment and selection decisions.

Further details of how the College complies with the General Data Protection Regulations, the categories of personal data we may process, how your personal data may be processed, for what purposes we process you data and how your privacy if safeguarded in the course of our relationship with you is contained in our Staff and Governor Privacy Policy.

How long do we hold your personal data?

If your application for employment is unsuccessful, we will hold your data on file for 6 Months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. At the end of that period, your data is deleted or destroyed.

What if you do not supply your personal data?

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to the us during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.