Application and recruitment process
All our vacancies are advertised on the NHS Jobs website. There you will find details of our current opportunities along with job descriptions and person specifications for each job, and details of closing dates.
Please apply online via NHS Jobs. For certain vacancies we receive very high numbers of applications, so we use filtering and key questions to assess your suitability for the vacancy. Please do answer these if asked to; they form part of the short–listing process. This process will also assess your suitability against the job description and person specification. Please don't forget to tell us how your skills and experience, at work and in outside activities, meet the requirements of the person specification of the job you are applying for.
All applications are sent to the recruiting manager for shortlisting after the closing date. However, if we receive large number of applications we reserve the right to close vacancies early.
At the shortlisting stage, the recruiting manager will review each application form against the job description and person specification. If you are successful we will send you a letter inviting you to attend an interview. The letter will contain details of the date, time, location and who will interview you. It will also have details of documents you will need to bring with you.
The documents you will need include:
• ID documents (photo driving licence/passport)
• Proof of your right to work (passport/National Insurance card/Birth certificate)
• Completed occupational health form
• Declaration form (details of convictions/cautions/warnings, etc)
• Qualification certificates
If you have not heard anything within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that, unfortunately, you have not been successful on this occasion. If you would like feedback on your application please contact the recruiting manager.
You will be asked a series of questions to review your skills and experience against the job description and person specification.
Assessments are also carried out at some interviews.
The assessment may include:
• a presentation
• a typing test
• a reading test
• a numeracy test
You will be advised of any tests in your interview letter. If you are successful you will be notified by the recruiting manager and then sent an offer letter; unsuccessful candidates will normally be notified by email.
If your application is successful you will receive an offer letter. However, any offer is subject to the Trust receiving two satisfactory references from your two most recent employers, or from your school/college/university if you are a recent school or college leaver (for certain medical and dental vacancies, 3 references are required). We will also undertake identity and eligibility to work checks.
Your offer of employment will also make it clear that satisfactory health clearance is required before you can take up the post. We may also need to undertake a range of other satisfactory checks, depending on the nature of the post. These may include qualifications checks, driving licence checks and Criminal Records Bureau checks.
Once you start at the Trust you will be given a local orientation by your line manager. You will also be invited to a corporate induction programme, which will introduce you to the Trust, its governance, health and safety policies, clinical policies and staff benefits.