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recruitment process

Recruitment process

We want the best - the best services for our patients and the best people to help them.

We advertise all our jobs in the vacancies section on our site.  Applications are made online and we aim to make it simple and easy to showcase your skills and talent.

Shortlisting the post

The initial selection and interview decisions are made by the individual recruiting managers. The recruiting manager will draw up a shortlist of candidates to invite to interview after the vacancy has closed. They will shortlist the candidates that meet as a minimum the essential criteria of the person specification. If they have received a large number of applications, the manager may shortlist against the essential and desirable criteria detailed on the person specification.

Successful candidates 

The recruiting manager will contact the successful candidate(s) to verbally offer the post to them subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks being received. If you accept the verbal offer of the post you will be sent a conditional offer of employment by email to your Trac Jobs account, indicating what pre-employment checks are required.

Unsuccessful candidates 

The recruiting manager will contact all unsuccessful candidates to advise them of the outcome and to offer feedback on their performance at the interview.

Employment terms

If you are successful, you can expect the following terms:

Pension: Employees will be automatically superannuated under the terms of the National Health Service Pension scheme, unless they formally elect to opt out of the scheme.

Conditions of service: Your terms and conditions of service will be determined by the Trust, but will take account of appropriate national agreements until such local terms apply.

Hours of duty: Full-time hours of work are 37.5 hours per week. Part-time posts will state the hours of duty in the job advert.

Annual leave: On appointment 27 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays, after 5 years service 29 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays, after 10 years service 33 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays. The annual leave year runs from 1st April to 31st March. For employees who commence employment part-way through the leave year then annual leave entitlement will be calculated on the number of complete calendar months to be worked.

Disability: The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as “a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse affect on a person‘s ability to carry out normal day to day activities". (You do not need to be registered as disabled). We are a ‘positive about disability’ employer. We welcome applicants with disabilities and we will guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability who meets the minimum essential criteria for the post. It is helpful to indicate when returning your application form if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments to be made with interview arrangements.

Probationary period: Six months


All new employees take part in the induction programme. It forms part of your mandatory training and introduces you to the Trust, how we work, and provides you with essential employment related information. 

New staff will have a departmental induction referred to as local induction. This will cover details such as local procedures, facilities, key contacts, risks and risk management. 

 You will also attend our corporate induction as an introduction to the Trust and our vision and values. This reflects our commitment to excellent care being delivered by excellent people as it ensures that all staff are competent in relation to their statutory and mandatory competence requirements.