Our Recruitment and Selection policy describes the standards by which the recruitment service is delivered and what is required of managers. All managers will have undertaken formal training on Recruitment and Selection procedures before taking responsibility for a recruitment process or undertaking any interview or selection role.

Vacancies at the Trust are advertised through the NHS Jobs website, and in some circumstances within other media such as newspapers and periodicals.

Closing dates will normally be set two weeks after the advert has been placed to allow a reasonable period for advertising and for candidates to submit their application forms.

Shortlisting is carried out by at least two colleagues and the Trust aims to have shortlisted candidates within five days of the closing date for applications.

Candidates who are invited to interview will be contacted in writing and normally given at least seven days notice prior to the interview date.

The Trust does not normally reimburse expenses incurred for applicants attending interview.

In the event that the Trust has identified anyone who has been displaced or needs to be redeployed for any reason, a redeployment assessment will be undertaken prior to advertising. This could therefore delay the progress of open advert but is a necessary step in support of colleagues.

Our full Recruitment and Selection Policy is currently being revised. It will be available here once it has been updated.