Recruitment process

Event Timescale
Advertisement appears on NHS Jobs
Candidate submits an application form
Closing date
Approximately 1–2 weeks
Managers view the applications submitted online and shortlist Approximately 1–3 weeks
Managers confirm shortlist and interview arrangements to the recruitment team and invitations to interview are sent through the NHS Jobs site  Candidates who have not been shortlisted and also informed through the NHS Jobs site
Interview date
Approximately 1 working day
Decision made (successful and unsuccessful applicants notified verbally of outcome where possible) Up to 1 week
Conditional offer letter and supporting information sent to the successful applicant Up to 1 week
Employment checks – candidate meets with line hiring manager to process employment checks Up to 10 days after receipt of the conditional offer letter
Start in post Up to 3 months depending on your current notice period requirement and receipt of all employment checks
Written Statement of Terms and Conditions issued Within 8 weeks of commencing in post

Please note: Satisfactory medical clearance, proof of personal ID, proof of right to work in the UK and clearance from DBS (if applicable) together with satisfactory references and qualifications/registration (where applicable) must all be in place prior to commencing in post. The Trust reserves the right to terminate any employment should the conditions not be met subsequently.

Data Protection information

Electronic application forms are held by NHS Jobs for 13 months following an application. Summary information regarding applications is also kept securely by the Trust for equal opportunity monitoring and statistical purposes.

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