Find out what to expect when applying for a job at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

Image of someone helping a childWhen deciding if you're suitable for a post, we look at factors including experience, skills and abilities, qualifications and other achievements.

Filling in the application form

To apply for any job you've seen advertised here, you'll need to fill in an online application form either via NHS Jobs or Trac Jobs. There will be a link to the application form that says 'apply now' on each job vacancy on the website. You'll be asked to create a username and password when you start your application, which will allow you to return to complete it at any point up to the job's closing date.

If you'd like to get in touch with someone here before you apply, you'll find contact details on each advertised job vacancy too. This will give you a chance to speak to a line manager about the team and the vacancy and maybe even organise an informal site visit.

When you fill in your personal statement please ensure you provide examples for every essential criteria and desirable (if applicable) so that we know how you can be successful in the post. We cannot guess or assume anything and can only make decisions based on the information you provide. The job description and person specification will tell you what we expect so the more you can provide evidence of each criteria the more likely you are to be considered for the job.

Instructions for candidates requiring adjustments

If you are invited to interview and have any specific requirements that we should know about for the interview, please contact us as soon as possible and we will do what we can to assist you.

Disclosing information about you

At various stages of the recruitment process we may ask you to declare whether you are related to an existing member of staff, if you have ever been dismissed by a previous employer and if you have any criminal convictions. This is to help assess your suitability for a job with us. Please answer these questions to enable us to progress your application as quickly as possible.

Pre-employment checks

Our ability to recruit and retain staff of the highest calibre in all areas is crucial to our on-going ability to safeguard our patients and offer the best possible care. To this end, our recruitment processes are carried out with strict adherence to the NHS Employment Check Standards on:

  • Proof of address and identity
  • Right to work
  • Professional registration and qualifications
  • Employment history and referencing (3 Years of employment history required)
  • DBS certificate
  • Occupational health clearance

For further information please contact the recruitment team or visit the NHS Employers website.

Right to work in the UK

We'll check your right to work in the UK soon after you have submitted your application form, as it's illegal for us to employ people who don't have the correct paperwork to work in the UK. If you are invited to interview it is crucial you bring any evidence of your right to work in the UK with you.

If you need a Certificate of Sponsorship or work permit to work in the UK, you must declare this on your application form, even if you already have one for another role or are already working in the UK. Make sure you include the type of visa you have and when it expires. You can also apply to work here if you require Tier 2 sponsorship.

Please note that non-EEA candidates are welcome to apply for jobs here, but due to UK Border Agency requirements, may not be appointed if a suitably qualified or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

Read more about your visa status on the UK Border Agency's website.

Rehabilitation of offenders

If we have formally offered you a job and this job may involve working with patients, we will apply for a Criminal Records Bureau check on you.
We're committed to take all available steps to protect all people, in particular children and vulnerable groups within the community, who access our premises, sites and services, through good recruitment practices and through seeking the relevant information on criminal and other government held records for job applicants, volunteers, and existing staff.

Our recruitment of ex-offenders, use of ISA registration and Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Policy forms part of our framework designed to ensure safe and fair recruitment here.

This commitment is reinforced by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust being a registered body for the purposes of accessing disclosures through the Criminal Records Bureau.

If you have any questions about recruitment or employment opportunities, contact the recruitment team.