Information for candidates
When a job vacancy is identified at Mid Yorkshire, it is usually advertised via the www.jobs.nhs.uk website.
You need to register online at www.jobs.nhs.uk to be eligible to apply for a position with Mid Yorkshire. NHS jobs gives you access to all the vacancies the NHS has across the UK, but you can set your online preferences to search for specific jobs at Mid Yorkshire. Please Click here to see some of the benefits of working for Mid Yorkshire.
Job advertisements are usually open online for one to two weeks. If a closing date is not given, it means that the job advertisement will close as soon as there are sufficient numbers of applicants. Make sure you submit your application in good time as applications will not be accepted after the closing date has passed or once the job has received the maximum applicants required.
If you have been shortlisted, you will be contacted online, via your NHS jobs account and invited to an interview at the Trust. You will be asked to contact our recruitment team to schedule an interview.
If you have applied for a position in the Trust and have not heard anything after four weeks, please assume that on this occasion, you have not been successful in being shortlisted for the position.
Should you be successful, your confirmation email will be sent to your NHS jobs account, along with any instructions you will need for your interview. For example, the documents required for proof of identification needed to complete the interview process.
Please note that if you are invited to interview and are successful, you will be offered the job, subject to two satisfactory references, and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance, where CRB clearance is necessary. For more information about the CRB process, please telephone the CRB helpline on 0870 90 90 811.
When applying for a job at Mid Yorkshire, you need to make sure your application form gives you the best possible chance of being shortlisted for the position you are applying for.
The following tips should help you submit a good application form:
- Read the job description and person specification thoroughly before considering your application.
- Take time to think about how you as an individual match the requirements and desirables stated on the person specification, and imagine how well you can see yourself carrying out the duties written in the job description. The thought that you put into this beforehand will help you with your application and your interview, should you be shortlisted.
- Make sure you complete all parts of the application form as requested, reading the instructions carefully as you go along. We do not accept CVs as part of the application process – the reason we ask you to fill in an application form is so that you include all the relevant information we need.
- Ensure you write about relevant skills you have, including knowledge and experiences that relate to the job description and person specification. Your experiences don’t have to be directly related to working life but be as in-depth as your word limit allows you to be.
- The information that you submit under ‘application for employment’ will be used by recruiting Managers to decide if you have been shortlisted, but the information under ‘personal details’ and ‘monitoring information’ will not be seen when a recruiting Manager is shortlisting. It will be kept private and confidential, and used for administration purposes only.
- Remember that ‘supporting information’ is your chance to tell the recruiting Managers extra information about yourself, to sell yourself as an individual and to prove that you are an ideal candidate to invite for an interview.
- Take note of the closing date to be sure you do not miss out. If a closing date is given, submit your application in good time. If a closing date is not given, it means that the job advertisement will close as soon as there are enough applicants, so you should submit as soon as you have completed your application.
- Make sure that you do not submit the same application for every job you would like to apply for. Each application should be specific for the job in question, so ensure you tailor your application and give the best impression of yourself possible.
- Before you submit your application, read thoroughly everything you have written, and read it again. Check it for mistakes, and check it for spelling errors. A little really can go a long way.
The following information is for candidates who have been invited to attend an interview for a position in the Trust.
Click on the links below to view documents you will need to bring to your interview with us. Candidates should bring both originals and photocopies of ID to interview.