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New Horizons operates an equal opportunities policy for staff recruitment. Applications for positions are invited from men and women from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. All applications will be considered, previous experience isn’t essential, but would be preferred. A relevant social care qualification is required. Due to the nature of the job, all applicants must be over the age of 18.

All applicants are required to fill out a comprehensive application form detailing their employment history, qualifications and experience, together with providing information relating to their state of health.

All candidates must disclose any criminal offences and consent to an enhanced DBS check.

You can download and complete the application form attached to this page and return it to New Horizons with the required information.

Download Application Form

Prior to any appointment, New Horizons must be in receipt of the following:

  • Two written references which we consider to be satisfactory – one must be from the present or most recent employer. Referees are specifically asked if they know any reason the applicant should not be employed to work with vulnerable adults.
  • A satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
  • Original documentation supporting any qualifications listed in the application.
  • A recent passport photograph.
  • Proof of identity.

What happens after you have applied?

Interview Stage

Candidates who are selected will be contacted and invited to attend an interview. They will receive further information including when and where the interview will take place, what they might need to bring with them and any assessment methods that may be used.

Offer Stage

After an interview has taken place, a successful candidate will be offered the post verbally, followed by a confirmation in writing. The initial offer will be subject to clearances including references, DBS checks and safeguarding checks.


New Horizons wants to ensure quality of opportunity in its recruitment and selection. If you think you have been discriminated against during the selection process because of your race, gender, disability, gender re-assignment, social class, sexual orientation and religion or belief, you may raise a complaint and we will look into it. Complaints must be raised within 72 hours of being informed of the decision to reject. Complaints will be dealt with by staff who were not involved in the recruitment process.


New Horizons places great importance on continuing professional development for employees.

  • All new staff are appointed on a 3-month probationary contract. If their appointment was made on condition they commence or complete a particular qualification route, this will be monitored. During the probationary period, staff will have time with managers to learn and understand the principles and practices of New Horizons.
  • Managers, as well as supporting the staff team, will provide formal supervision each month to see members of the team. All staff members have an annual performance and development appraisal. This process includes reviewing developmental targets from the previous year, including what support the staff require.
  • New Horizons also provides a “de-briefing” service for staff that have experienced a traumatic work-related incident.