Our recruitment process
Applying for a job
The first step is to register using our online recruitment system.
You’ll be asked to provide some personal details. You’ll then need to complete an online application form and/or upload a CV and a supporting statement usually no longer than 1,000 words.
You must provide us with evidence in your application that demonstrates you meet all the essential criteria as set out in the job description.
We do not accept job applications or CVs sent to us by email or post. You must complete an application on our online system.
We use anonymised recruitment.
Anonymised recruitment, also known as blind recruitment, refers to the removal of personal and identifiable information, like names, age, address, from a job application or CV.
This helps us to reduce bias and promote equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are also a Disability Confident employer and are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.
If you have a disability defined by the Equality Act, you're eligible to apply through the guaranteed interview scheme.
To apply through the scheme, you must have a physical or mental condition which has a substantial and long-term negative effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
Under the scheme, we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets, or best meets, the minimum criteria for the job.
What happens next
You’ll find the closing date of the vacancy in the job advert, as well as interview dates where possible.
In most cases you’ll be told the outcome of your application within three weeks of the closing date.
If your application is successful, you’ll be invited for an interview.
The selection process can vary depending on the role you’ve applied for, but as a minimum you can expect a face-to-face competency-based interview.
During the interview, we’ll talk to you about your knowledge, skills and experience. We’ll also ask you to give us specific examples of when you’ve demonstrated the behaviours that are important for the role you’ve applied for.
Depending on the role, we may also ask you to:
- complete a psychometric assessment, helping us assess your personality traits
- a skills test
- prepare something ahead of the interview, like a presentation
Whatever the situation, we’ll let you know what to expect from your interview in advance, giving you enough time to prepare.
If you need reasonable adjustments to be made due to a disability, let us know in advance of your interview so we can make the necessary arrangements.
Interviewees are welcome to travel and arrive early in order to avoid rush hour and a quiet room will be set aside prior to the interview for anyone who wishes to use it.
How to prepare for the interview
We’ll send you all the information you need in advance of the interview, such as:
- who you’ll be meeting
- how long the interview will be
- any specific information that may be part of the selection process
Bring to the interview proof of your eligibility to work in the UK.
We do not reimburse travel expenses for interviews.
We have more information to help you with your travel arrangements and disabled access.
After the interview
We’ll aim to let you know the outcome of your interview as soon as we can. This will normally be within 10 working days.
If you’re unsuccessful, you can ask us for feedback.
We have a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) of recruitment agencies that we work with when we need support.
We do not accept speculative CVs or candidate introductions from agencies that are not on our PSL.
As part of our monitoring processes, we request demographic information from all candidates at the application stage so that we can develop a profile of those interested in working for us.
The information you provide is treated in the strictest confidence, is not provided to anyone involved in the shortlisting or appointment of the post, and is collated in a way that is non-attributable.
This information is important in helping us to deliver our commitment to building a more inclusive organisation.
Contacting the recruitment team
If you have any questions or problems using our recruitment system, email the recruitment team or call us on +44 (0)208 049 4025 (option 1).
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