Recruitment process

How to apply

Whether you’re at the start of your career or interested in new challenges, we are always on the lookout for talented people to help us deliver high-quality services for our local people.

Once you have found a job you’d like to apply for you will need to take some time to read the job description and person specification to check you meet the essential criteria of the role. If satisfied that you meet all essential criteria for the role you can then complete an application form online.

You have the best chance of being shortlisted for a job if you provide a thorough application ensuring your qualifications and training, employment history and supporting information are written in detail and are up to date.

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Interview and what to expect

If you are shortlisted for a job you will be emailed an invitation to interview from the Recruitment Team. You will need to use the link provided to confirm you are going to attend by booking into a interview time slot. Once confirmed you will receive an interview confirmation email from the Recruitment Team.

In the interview invitation it will state whether your interview is face to face or virtual via MS Teams. 

You can request an informal visit prior to your interview to come and learn more about where you could be working. You can arrange a visit directly with the recruiting manager of the job advert.

For all jobs at band 8a and above there will be an Equality Advocate Panel member to ensure that the diversity of our staff is represented at a senior level.


During the interview

  • You will be asked to provide proof of identity, so please remember to bring along photographic ID
  • The panel will ask you a series of questions and will be taking note of your answers and scoring each question
  •  The panel may ask you about your last three years of employment history, so be prepared to discuss and explain any gaps in employment
  • The panel will check that you have provided your most recent referee details. Factual references will be requested from your previous employers' human resources/workforce department.


After the interview

  • You will be contacted by a member of the panel confirming the outcome of the interview, and feedback will be provided
  • If successful at the interview, the recruitment team will email you a conditional offer letter within 48 hours of you being informed of the outcome.


If we offer you a job

Once you have been offered a job and have received your conditional offer letter, you will be asked to accept the offer online. You do not need to sign and return forms by hand.

Employment checks will be conducted by the recruitment team, which include:

  • Verification of identity check
  • Right to work check
  • Criminal record check
  • Professional registration check (if required for the job)
  • Occupational health check
  • Employment history and reference checks

These checks need to be completed before we can agree your start date and send you an unconditional offer letter and contract. You will also receive links to complete the new starter, pension and HMRC forms. It is essential these forms are completed prior to your start date.

We aim to complete these checks as quickly as possible so it is important to check your emails regularly and provide any information needed.

All communication during the recruitment process is done via email and text through the trac website so it is important you provide the correct email and mobile number when completing your application online.



Once the above pre-employment checks have been completed and approved, the recruitment team will ask the recruiting manager to contact you to discuss a potential start date and where to report to on your first day. If you are a band 5 nurse or above, the recruitment team will contact you directly to confirm a start date in line with clinical induction.

The recruitment team will email you your unconditional offer letter, contract and details of your induction.

You will also be invited to a 100-day feedback session facilitated by a senior manager to understand what your first 100 days in the Trust has been like. We strongly advise attending this session.