Recruitment process - FAQs

How do I apply for a job at UHDB Trust?

We are delighted that you are interested in working with us.  Our jobs are advertised on our website under current vacancies and on a number of jobs sites including NHS jobs and Health jobs UK (Trac Systems).  Once you have searched for a job that you would like to apply for you will need to submit an online application through Trac Systems or via NHS jobs.  You can save your application form at any time and return to it at a later date, but you must ensure you submit your application by the closing date.

How can I find out more information about the role?

All our advertised jobs are based on the job description and person specification.  The job description will detail the main duties and requirements of the role.  The person specification will outline the essential and desirables qualifications, skills, knowledge and attributes required for the role. 

We recommend that you read through these documents carefully and take a look at our Trust CARE values, as well as any other information provided before you complete the application form. 

Our adverts list the recruiting manager’s contacts details therefore we would encourage you to give them a call to discuss the role in more detail or to arrange an informal visit to find out more.

Read our tips on completing an application form. 

How will I know if you have received my application form?

You will receive an automatic acknowledgement via email, confirming that we have successfully received your application form.

What happens next?

Your applications will be reviewed by the shortlisting panel who will review your application against the essential and desirable criteria derived from the person specification.

If you have been successfully shortlisted you will receive an email from our Recruitment team via Trac Systems to inform you of the next stage of the selection process. This could be an assessment and/or interview depending on the role you have applied for.

What happens if my application has been unsuccessful?

If you are unsuccessful, you will be notified from the recruitment team via email through Trac Systems.  You can login at any time to check the progress of your application and can request feedback from the recruiting manager or contact the recruitment team for more information.

How do I prepare for an interview?

Congratulations.  We have put together a few simple tips to help you prepare, as we know going into an interview can be nerve wracking. 

Read our Top Tips for Interview

I was unsuccessful. Can I get feedback?

We are sorry that you were unsuccessful.  

We will send you a letter by email. This will include the contact details of the chair of the panel, allowing you to request feedback.

We encourage all applicants to seek feedback as this will prove useful in improving your performance for any other suitable vacancies within the Trust.

I have a disability. How can you accommodate me?

At UHDB we are a Disability Confident Employer and have a strong belief in the value of attracting, hiring and creating an inclusive and diverse environment and we ensure we support everyone throughout the recruitment process.

If you wish to discuss any issues or require any reasonable adjustments for your interview, please get in touch with our recruitment team to discuss in confidence.

I’ve been offered the job! What happens next?

Congratulations. We will send you a provisional offer letter by email which we will detail the conditions of the offer. Once we have verified and confirmed satisfactory clearances of pre-employment checks we will send you details of your start date and Induction.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Trust.