How to apply
Once you have found a position that suits your skills, you can apply by downloading the application form from the related documents section under each job vacancy.
Under the related documents section you will also find a job description and an equal opportunities monitoring form.
Please ensure that you complete all sections of the application form, remembering to clearly state which vacancy you are applying for as well as where you originally saw the advert.
In order to be shortlisted for interview, we expect candidates to provide us with information about their skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the vacancy being applied for. While the job advert will give you an idea about the post, the job description will provide a more detailed picture. Following the employment history section of the application form, there is a chance to demonstrate, through examples, how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the essential and desirable criteria as outlined in the person specification. You may draw on experience through both paid and unpaid work.
If you are unable to download or complete the electronic form, please contact us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide an application form in a suitable alternative format.
Once you have downloaded the application form you can complete it in your own time, saving your work as you go, in case you should wish to work on the application form in more than one session. Once complete, the application form should be e-mailed back to us as an attachment to: email@example.com. If you are unable to e-mail us the completed application, you may return it by post to the address provided on the top of the form. Please mark it for the confidential attention of Human Resources.
If you are completing the application form by hand please ensure that when you give details of how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role that you continue on to a separate sheet.
Applications should reach us no later than 5.30pm on the closing date specified on the vacancy advert. Please note that we do not accept CV's as a form of application, however you are welcome to include your CV as an addition, but do not cross reference one with the other.
The shortlisting process
Once a vacancy has closed all applications will be sent to the shortlisting panel. Successful applicants will be contacted by letter to invite them to interview.
As a charity, we hope you will understand that we are unable to respond to all applicants, and therefore only those selected for interview will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, you should presume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.
We will keep all application forms for six months and may contact you again if a more suitable vacancy arises - please let us know if you do not wish this to happen.
Interviews are a two way process for us to explore further your suitability for the role and offer you the opportunity to expand on the skills and experience outlined in your application. We aim to give candidates at least one week's notice of interview. Your invite letter will contain details of when and where the interview will take place and if there is anything we would like you to bring or prepare prior to your interview.
All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their interview and we aim to do this as soon as possible.
Candidates who are not successful at interview can request feedback at this stage.