Application Guidance


All Trust vacancies are advertised on the Trust website. Adverts will contain a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and an Application Form. Each advert describes how applicants will need to apply and gives a closing date. Applicants will need to give examples of how they meet the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Person Specification. Unless otherwise stated, applications will be accepted up until midnight on the closing day.


Managers will shortlist each application received against the essential criteria within the Person Specification.

The Trust operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who have demonstrated that they fulfil the essential criteria of the role. If you have a disability and because of this cannot fulfil certain criteria detailed in the Person Specification please explain how you could deliver this element of the role with reasonable adjustments or in an alternative way.


Invitations to interview will advise successfully shortlisted applicants of the interview details including who is on the interview panel and provide details if a presentation or test will form part of the interview process. A standard Trust interview will always contain a series of competency based questions. The Trust recommend that candidates refer to the Job Description to prepare for an interview.

If applicants require any reasonable adjustments to enable them to participate in the assessment then they need to advise the Trust in advance of their interview.

What to bring with you to interview

Interviewees will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK. Details of proofs will be provided in the letter inviting candidates to interview, such as a passport. Additionally, the invitation may specify any other documentation to bring along should a DBS be required for the post.

If you are successful at interview

A Trust colleague will contact successful applicants to verbally offer the role, which will be followed by a formal offer letter. As a regulated care provider the Trust follow Safer Recruitment practices and therefore there are a number of pre-employment checks required which will be detailed in the offer letter. The Trust do not recommend applicants resign from their current role, until a start date is confirmed to them.

If you are unsuccessful at interview

The Trust will advise all unsuccessful candidates directly, either verbally or in writing. The Trust encourage all unsuccessful applicants to keep an eye on the Trust vacancies page on their website and to apply for any other positions that may be of interest.

Pre-employment checks

The following checks will need to be satisfied in line with Safer Recruitment practices:

  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • A DBS for any regulated areas
  • A pre-employment medical through our Occupational Health service
  • Satisfactory references
  • E-learning and in-house induction training