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Thank you for your interest in working at Hodge Hill College. Please find in the above tabs our Headteacher's Letter, Application Guidance, and our Recruitment Privacy Notice. 

If you have any questions regarding any vacancies, please email recruitment@hodgehill.bham.sch.uk where we would be happy to help you with any queries.


Safeguarding Disclosure

Hodge Hill College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and we expect all applicants to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Our Safeguarding Policy and Safer Recruitment Policy is available to view on our Policies page: https://www.hodgehill.bham.sch.uk/Our-School/Policies/

As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, we are unable to accept CVs as applications. 

Our posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS Filtering Guide.


Application Forms 



Current Vacancies




Headteacher's Letter

Thank you for your interest in this post. I hope that you will find our information useful and that you will decide to apply for the post. Hodge Hill College is a dynamic and innovative place to work. It has undergone massive improvements in the last six years during which time our exam results have increased significantly year on year and our campus has been transformed. We are a happy, confident school with a track record of innovation. In May 2016 OFSTED endorsed our view that we are a good school. We believe that our potential is far greater and continue to strive to reach this goal.

GCSE results have increased significantly, with a strong performance in all curriculum areas leading to high A8 and P8 scores. If your application were to be successful, you would be joining a creative, professional environment and a team with a strong sense of purpose and commitment to ensure all our pupils achieve. As a new colleague, you can look forward to a strong support network to help you progress in your career.

We want to recruit dedicated, dynamic, committed people, who will help us further improve outcomes for all our pupils. So, if this brief snapshot of the school appeals, and if you think you have what it takes to work with us, we look forward to receiving your completed application form.

If you have not received an invite to interview within two weeks of the advertised closing date, please assume that an appointment has been made.


Yours sincerely

Hannah Herrmann



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Guidance for Applicants

Your completed application form should be accompanied by a brief covering letter which:

  • Refers to the particular requirements of the job according to the person specification for this position.
  • Outlines why you are interested in the post.
  • Details the skills and attributes you would bring to Hodge Hill College.
  • Explains why you think you would be the best candidate!

Candidates are invited to download an application form from Hodge Hill College

Completed forms and covering letters can be emailed to recruitment@hodgehill.bham.sch.uk  which is our preferred method of receiving applications. You will be asked to sign a copy of your application at your interview.

Please feel free to contact the school should you require anything further; we want to give you every opportunity to show us your best side and to make the application process as painless as possible.

Safer Recruitment PolicyGuidance Notes for Support Staff Applicants

Guidance Notes for Teaching Staff Applicants







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Recruitment Privacy Notice


Policy Statement


We are Hodge Hill College. As part of your application to join us, we will gather and use information relating to you.  Information that we hold in relation to individuals is known as their “personal data”.  This will include data that we obtain from you directly and data about you that we obtain from other people and organisations.  We might also need to continue to hold an individual’s personal data for a period of time after the recruitment process, even if you are unsuccessful.  Anything that we do with an individual’s personal data is known as “processing”.

This document sets out what personal data we will gather and hold about individuals who apply for a position with us, why we process that data, who we share this information with, and your rights in relation to your personal data processed by us.

What information do we process during your application process?

We may collect, hold, share, and otherwise use the following information about you during your application process.

Up to and including shortlisting stage:

  • your name and contact details (i.e. address, home and mobile phone numbers, email address); 

  • details of your qualifications, training, experience, duties, employment history (including job titles, salary, relevant dates, and working hours), details of driving license (if relevant for the role), membership of professional bodies and interests;

  • your racial or ethnic origin, sex, and sexual orientation, religious or similar beliefs;

  • information regarding your criminal record;

  • details of your referees; 

  • whether you are related to any member of our workforce; and 

  • details of any support or assistance you may need to assist you at the interview because of a disability.


Following shortlisting stage, and prior to making a final decision

  • information about your previous academic and/or employment history, including details of any conduct, grievance or performance issues, appraisals, time and attendance, from references obtained about you from previous employers and/or education providers;*

  • confirmation of your academic and professional qualifications (including seeing a copy of certificates);*

  • information via the DBS process, regarding your criminal record, in criminal records certificates (CRCs) and enhanced criminal records certificates (ECRCs), whether you are barred from working in regulated activity;*

  • your nationality and immigration status and information from related documents, such as your passport or other identification and immigration information;* 

  • medical check to indicate fitness to work;*

  • a copy of your driving licence (or other appropriate documentation as listed on the Home Office list);*

  • if you are a teacher, we will check the National College of Teaching and Leadership (“NCTL”) Teachers Services about your teacher status, whether you are subject to a prohibition from teaching order and any other relevant checks (for example Section 128 direction for management posts and EEA teacher sanctions);* and

  • equal opportunities’ monitoring data.


You are required (by law or in order to enter into your contract of employment) to provide the categories of information marked (*) above to us to enable us to verify your right to work and suitability for the position. Without providing us with this information, or if the information is not satisfactory, then we will not be able to proceed with any offer of employment.

If you are employed by us, the information we collect may be included on our Single Central Record. In this scenario, a further privacy notice in relation to data we collect, process, hold and share about you during your time with us, will be issued to you.

Where do we get information from during your application process?

Depending on the position that you have applied for, we may collect this information from you, your referees (details of whom you will have provided), your education provider, any relevant professional body, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), NCTL, and the Home Office, during the recruitment process.


Why do we use this information?

We will process your personal data during your application process for the purpose of complying with legal obligations, carrying out tasks that are in the public interest, and taking steps with a view to entering into an employment contract with you. This includes:

  • to assess your suitability for the role you are applying for;

  • to take steps to enter into a contract with you;

  • to check that you are eligible to work in the United Kingdom or that you are not prohibited from teaching; and

  • so that we are able to monitor applications for posts in the School to ensure that we are fulfilling our obligations under the public sector equality duty under the Equality Act 2010.

How long will we hold information in relation to your application?

We will hold information relating to your application only for as long as necessary. If you are successful then how long we need to hold on to any information will depend on the type of information.  For further detail please see our Retention and Destruction Policy.

If you are unsuccessful we will hold your personal data only for six months, after which time it is securely deleted.


Who will we share information with about your application?

We may share information gathered during your application process with the Local Authority or professional advisors such as legal and HR advisors.


Rights in relation to your personal data

All individuals have the right to request access to the personal data that we hold about them. To make a request for access to their personal data, individuals should contact:

Mrs S Butt

Hodge Hill College

Bromford Road


B36 8HB


Please also refer to our Data Protection Policy for further details on making requests for access to personal data.

Individuals also have the right, in certain circumstances, to:

  • Object to the processing of their personal data

  • Have inaccurate or incomplete personal data about them rectified

  • Restrict the processing of their personal data

  • Object to the making of decisions about them taken by automated means

  • Have your data transferred to another organisation

  • Claim compensation for damage caused by a breach of their data protection rights

If an individual wants to exercise any of these rights then they should contact the HR Manager. The law does not oblige the school to comply with all requests.  If the school does not intend to comply with the request then the individual will be notified of the reasons why in writing.



If an individual has any concerns about how we are using their personal data then we ask that they contact our Data Protection Officer in the first instance. However an individual can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office should they consider this to be necessary, at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.



If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact:

Mrs S Butt

Hodge Hill College

Bromford Road


B36 8HB