Application and shortlisting

How to make your application stand out and maximise your chance of being shortlisted for interview.

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Make your application stand out
Once you've found a vacancy you'd like to apply for at our Trust, you will need to complete our online application form.
Your application form plays an important role in the selection process, both in helping us to decide whether to shortlist you and invite you to come for an interview, and as a basis for the interview itself.
Your application form will usually be the first impression we have of you and a great application will make you stand out against the other applicants, so please take time to complete the form in full and accurately.

Never submit the same application form twice. Always adapt it to show how you meet the person specification of the post you are applying for.

The 'supporting information' section is your opportunity to sell yourself, so make sure you use it to your advantage. You can include any information here which has not been covered elsewhere on your application form.
Must-dos when completing your application 
Don't forget to make sure you do the following when completing your application:
  • Provide details of all relevant education and qualifications (start with your most recent and work backwards)
  • Provide a full employment history (start with your current or most recent and work backwards)
  • Provide an explanation of any gaps in your employment history in the relevant section of your application form
  • Provide details of your referees (including email addresses) – you must provide references for all employment or training you have undertaken in the last three years
Our shortlisting process is based on how well you demonstrate you meet the criteria for the role so please make sure you evidence as much of the person specification as possible.

To do this, you need to demonstrate you have the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience as stated within the person specification and provide clear examples within the supporting information section.

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