How to apply

  • Step 1

    Use ‘search jobs’ to find your ideal role. 

    Carefully read through the job description and person specification to make sure you meet all our criteria.

  • Step 2

    Ensure your CV is up to date and prepare your supporting statement. 

    Tip: Tell us in as much detail as possible how you meet the essential and desired criteria. This is what we’ll assess your application on.

  • Step 3

    Complete the application form. 

    You’ll get confirmation via email that we’ve received it. 

What is next?

Your application will be sent to the relevant hiring manager. Only applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be shortlisted. 

Once shortlisted, you’ll be invited for an interview. We’ll let you know all the details via email.

  • Interviews and selection

    As part of the recruitment process, you may also be asked to do a telephone interview, psychometric test, or a role-related assessment. But don’t worry, we’ll let you know in advance so you can prepare. 

    Tip: have a few examples up your sleeve that show why you’re suited for the role. And it’s always a good idea to do a bit of research on the organisation you want to join – so take a look at our main website

  • Disclosure & Barring Service

    Some of our roles require a disclosure check before you start work. It includes any information held by the police, and is used to make safer recruitment decisions. For roles working with children or vulnerable adults, an additional check is carried out to make sure employees don’t have a history that makes them unsuitable for this type of work.

    We’ll tell you if the role you’re applying for needs a DBS check. You’ll only be asked to apply for one after a conditional offer of employment has been made.

    Visit the Disclosure and Barring Service website to find out more.  

  • After your interview

    We’ll let you know the outcome of your interview as soon as possible. 

    If successful, we’ll make you an offer based on certain conditions being met (such as medical clearance, entitlement to work in the UK, references, criminal record checks). So it’s best not to hand in your notice at your current job until everything’s been confirmed. Then all that’s left is to sign your contract, and start your first day.

    If you’ve been unsuccessful, we’ll give you feedback and the reasons for our decision. You could join our Talent Pool, where we keep your details on file in case similar roles become available. Alternatively, registering for email alerts means you’ll be notified when more opportunities pop up. 

  • Equality and diversity

    Equality is one of our top priorities. We’re proud to champion equal opportunities for all, and welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates. Plus, we’re committed to fairly treating employees, candidates or service users - regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, and marital status. 

    We’re also part of the government’s Disability Confident Scheme, and treat every person with respect. So if you apply to work for us, and have a disability, you’ll be guaranteed an interview should you meet all the essential job criteria. 

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