Read this information to find out what you should consider before you apply.
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Every job we advertise is supported by a Job Profile. This is a document which explains the:
You should read the Job Profile carefully and understand what it is asking. You can then begin to think about:
The Job Profile will say if each selection criteria will be assessed on your application form, during your interview, during a test, or any combination of these.
Each selection criteria which is assessed on the application form, will be used to shortlist candidates for interview. Remember, the selection panel can only take into account what you have put on your application form
It is best to prepare before your start your application. Here are some things you can do:
It is important for you to be able to give examples of how you meet the requirements for the job. Before you start your application you need to spend time thinking about your skills and experience and how they meet the specified criteria for the job you are applying for. You can include the skills and experience you have gained outside of work and through training if they are relevant.
Your examples should be your best, and describe something which tells us about your achievements and skills.
A useful approach is to use the STAR model, which will help structure your thinking:
You should consider writing a rough draft of your application in Microsoft Word, or other similar software. This will help you to organise and plan your application and avoid mistakes and duplication. You will be able to spell check your work and then cut and paste it into the online form.
It also means that you will have a copy of your application for future reference.
Once you have completed your draft application you should ask someone you trust to read it and give their opinion.
You should check that any dates are listed in the correct order and that there are no unexplained gaps in your employment history.
Do not submit the same application for different jobs. You need to look at the requirements listed as they will be different for each role.
As a member of the 'Two Ticks Positive About Disability' scheme, we offer equal employment opportunities to candidates with a disability. One of our commitments is to guarantee to interview anyone with a disability, provided their application meets the minimum (essential) requirements of the job vacancy.
To apply under this scheme you must complete a question on your application, which asks if you have a disability. This question is in the 'equal opportunities monitoring' section of all forms. Any further details you include about your disability will be confidential, and is not shared with the selection panel.
Updated: 5 May 2017