If you are successful in the selection process, the recruiting manager will verbally offer you the post and then contact the centralised recruitment team to make them aware to start your pre-employment checks. You will receive a conditional offer letter, outlining details of the post you have been offered and details of the pre-employment checks we will need to complete before we can give you an unconditional offer of employment.
To ensure a safe recruitment process is carried out for all members of the NHS, NHS Employers provides guidance on some basic checks that must be completed. Some additional checks will also need to be completed, dependent upon the post you’re going in to. The recruitment team will work with you to get you in to your new role as efficiently as possible. Some of the checks we carry out are below:
- References – As a trust, we ask for a minimum of 3 years’ worth of references covering your previous employment, training or education period, including your current or most recent employer.
- Working Well – All candidates should have clearance from our occupational health team, to ensure we are complying with equal opportunities legislation and good occupational health practice.
- Right to work in the UK – 2gether has a legal obligation to ensure that the staff we employ are legally entitled to work in the UK. We must see original documentation to verify this and cannot accept photocopies.
- Verification of identity – All new employees of the trust must have their identity verified via official documents.
- Disclosure and Barring Service – Depending on the position you are applying for, most employees who are new to the trust will need a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and depending on the position, it will be either an enhanced or standard check. This will be confirmed in your conditional offer letter.
- Qualifications – Where qualifications are required for the role, we will either take copies of the originals, or will undertake checks on the professional registration website.
We aim to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualifications and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. We believe that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy. This applies to posts at Band 5 or above, and can be up to £8,000.
Find out more about starting your new role here.
Take a look at healthcareers.nhs.uk for more information on working for the NHS.