Recruitment: your step-by-step guide
Keep on top of every stage in the recruitment process with links to our guidance and resources all in one place. Get to grips with everything from finding applicants and shortlisting candidates, to pre-employment checks and staff induction.
If you're looking for candidates within your own school, read our guide on how to do internal recruitment.
If you're recruiting overseas candidates, make sure you understand visa rules with our guide to employing overseas staff.
1. Get clear on the rules
When recruiting for a role, make sure you're following all the relevant guidance and procedures from start to finish. This includes:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) - take a look at part 3 of our KCSIE summary for information on safer recruitment
- The Equality Act 2010 - read our summary of this legislation
- The Employment Act 2002
- The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
You should also check your school or trust's policies on:
2. Decide who will be involved
There are specific rules for headteachers and