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Recruitment policy

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Catch22 reserves the right to amend this policy, following consultation, where appropriate.

Date of last review: January 2023

Date of next review: January 2026


This policy sets out our approach to the recruitment and selection of all Catch22 staff.

Who is this policy for?

This policy covers the recruitment and selection of all employed staff, including sessional staff. Separate policies cover the engagement of sole traders, individuals working via third parties (e.g. agency personnel), self-employed workers and volunteers.

Policy statement

The aim of this policy is to ensure that:

  • Catch22 is able to function effectively and meet the needs of its partners and commissioners, by having staff with the necessary skills at the right time and place to meet its needs;
  • those employed by Catch22 reflect our values, views, motivations and attitudes;
  • appointments are made on the basis of objective and transparent criteria that are clearly relevant to an individual’s ability to perform the role in question;
  • our workforce is as diverse as the people and the communities we support;
  • those making recruitment and selection decisions are appropriately trained and supported;
  • current employees have the opportunity to access promotion opportunities and retain security of employment where they have the necessary skills and experience to carry out new job roles;
  • the people and their communities we work with are safeguarded from contact with unsuitable people;
  • Catch22 complies with all relevant legislation, recommendations and guidance including statutory guidance published by the Department of Education (DFE), Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), the Disclosure of Barring Service (DBS) and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
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