Opening Hours

Monday | 9.30am - 1.00pm | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Tuesday | 9.30am - 1.00pm | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Wednesday | Closed | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Thursday | 9.30am - 1.00pm | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Friday | 9.30am - 1.00pm | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Application Guidance

Guidance on completing our online application form.

General Guidance

The Bridge (East Midlands) will decide who to invite to interview on the basis of the information candidates provide within the online Application Form. Candidates should therefore, try to provide sufficient information to enable the organisation to understand how they meet the requirements of the post. It is important that candidates provide an answer to every question.

Please note that an identifying information (name, date of birth, address, equality and diversity information etc.) will be removed prior to short listing candidates, to ensure objectivity. Please do not include any other supporting material as this will not be read in relation to this recruitment procedure.

Completing the Skills and Experience Section (page 6/9)

This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself and how you best fit the requirements of the job. In order to be shortlisted for an interview, you need to demonstrate that you meet all of the criteria on the Person Specification which has been highlighted as being assessed during application stage (A). The criteria will be displayed on the right hand side of each page of this application form.

When describing your experience, it can be a good idea to give an example of real life situations/examples which demonstrate your ability to perform certain tasks. When completing this section, you may want to think about any experience, skills, knowledge or competencies which you have developed in your domestic life that can be transferred usefully into the workplace.

When describing your experience, it can be a good idea to give an example of real life situations/examples which demonstrate your ability to perform certain tasks. When completing this section, you may want to think about any experience, skills, knowledge or competencies which you have developed in your domestic life that can be transferred usefully into the workplace.

Guidance for Disclosing Offences - Rehabilitation of Offenders Act Section (page 7/9)

Essentially, unless an exception applies, a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence but who does not re-offend during a specified period from the date of conviction (the rehabilitation period) is considered to be rehabilitated and their conviction becomes spent.

Unless an exception applies, you are entitled to declare having a clean record. During the rehabilitation period, the conviction is unspent, and should be disclosed in response to our request.

  • A conviction will never become spent if an individual was given a custodial sentence of over 4 years or sentenced for specific sexual or violent offences.
  • Custodial sentences over 2.5 years up to 4, become spent after 7 years beginning with the day of the sentence.
  • Custodial sentence over 6 months up to 2.5 years, becomes spent after 4 years beginning with the day of the sentence.
  • Custodial sentences up to six months, becomes spent after 2 years beginning with the day of sentencing.
  • For fines, the rehabilitation period is one year beginning with the date of the conviction for which the fine is imposed.