Our recruitment process
Thank you for your interest in joining 'Team NUH'.
We know that looking for that new opportunity can be a lengthy process and we are doing all we can to keep our processes as simple and clear as possible. Please find below a brief guide to those first steps on the journey to joining 'Team NUH'.
How do I apply?
You can make an application either directly through our site or via the NHS Jobs website.
To apply through our site find a job that’s right for you and that you meet the essential criteria. Click the ‘Apply Online Now’ button and you will be taken to the trac.jobs where you will be able to log-in and apply or create a new account if you have not used it before.
To apply through NHS Jobs find a role you are interested in and check you are suitably qualified and meet the essential criteria. Click the ‘Apply for this job’ and you will be prompted to log into your account or create a new one.
If you would like more information about any of the roles please contact the person listed on the job advert.
What sort of things do you look for in an application?
You need to review the person specification for the role and make sure that, as a minimum, you can show how you meet the essential criteria.
This will mean showing all of the relevant qualifications or identifying your experiences if specific ones are listed as essential.
In the additional information you have the opportunity to describe more fully how you meet the requirements of the job, remember we want to employ people who will work to our Trust values and behaviours. More information about our values is available here.
What happens when my application is received?
Once the advert has closed a panel will ‘shortlist’ the applications received, identifying who meets at least the essential criteria. If we have large numbers of applications, we will then use the desirable criteria to shortlist further.
If you are successfully shortlisted, you will receive confirmation via email, usually within two weeks of the closing date. The email will then direct you to book a suitable interview slot and advise you if there are any requirements for the interview i.e. giving a presentation.
What happens if I'm unsuccessful at interview?
You will be notified if you were unsuccessful at interview. We would encourage you to ask for feedback so that you can strengthen your chances of being successful next time.
If you were unsuccessful please do not be disheartened and consider applying again through either your NHS jobs or TRAC account as we have a wide range of excellent opportunities.
If I'm successful, what happens next?
You will be sent a conditional offer letter and will be invited to formally accept it. Once we have received your acceptance we evaluate which pre-employment checks we will undertake.
The following checks may be carried out and they are dependent upon the requirements of your new role:
- Verification of identity check
- Right to work in the UK check
- Professional registration and qualifications check
- Disclosure and barring check
- Occupational health check
- Employment history and reference check. Please ensure your referees are aware
- NUH MMA Test (Medicines Management Assessment) for all nursing vacancies
We know that we have to ask for a large amount of information so that we can complete your job offer and with your help will attempt to get these completed as quickly as possible so you can start your role at Team NUH.
How long does the process take?
We aim to make the process as quick as possible and on average it takes us 45 days from the post being advertised to an individual receiving an unconditional offer of employment.
Once this is complete and you have confirmed your notice period we will then agree a start date with you
Please note information on all candidates who apply for a post is stored for 400 days and then automatically deleted from our systems.