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Application Guidance


If you are applying for one of our roles, please refer to the job description available via the vacancy portal. Each advert will describe how you need to apply. You will need to give examples of how you meet the essential and desirable experience, knowledge, skills and qualifications from the person specification. 

The online system accepts applications up to 11.59pm on the closing day, unless stated otherwise.


Panel members will undertake the short-listing process which will be completed by the date provided in the advert. They will score your application against the essential criteria outlined in the person specification.

Guaranteed interview scheme – for disabled applicants

If you have a disability and the panel agree that your application fulfils the essential criteria requirements identified in the person specification then you will be guaranteed an interview.

If you are a person with a disability and because of your impairment cannot fulfil certain criteria contained in the Person Specification; please ensure that you explain how you could meet the requirements in an alternative way, or with reasonable adjustments in your application.


Interview panels will consist of a minimum of two recruiting managers. Details of members will be provided to you with your invite to interview.

Interviews will be a series of competency based questions. You will be asked to provide examples of a time when you have demonstrated a skill in a specific situation of circumstance. To prepare, we recommend you re-read the job description as well as the information on our careers pages.

If the panel require you to give a presentation, you will be provided details in your interview invitation.

If you require any alterations, adaptations, alternatives or particular aids of equipment to make the interview process fully accessible, then you will be asked to let us know in advance of your interview date.

What to bring with you to interview

Documents showing your eligibility to work in the UK and original qualifications which are essential requirements for the role. This could also include your driving licence.

If you are successful at interview

The recruiting manager will contact you to offer you the role. You will then receive an offer letter. A number of pre-employment checks will be required prior to your commencement which will be outlined to you. It is recommended that you do not resign from your current position until a start date is confirmed with you.

If you are unsuccessful at interview

The recruiting manager will provide you with feedback and advise why you were unsuccessful on this occasion.

Pre-employment checks

As well as evidence of your entitlement to work in the UK and qualifications to the role, our other checks include;

  • Occupational health check
  • References
  • DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) for applicable roles only