Interested in working for NHS Blood and Transplant?
That’s fantastic. Here’s what you need to know about our application process.
First, you will need to register with www.jobs.nhs.uk. This is the system that manages all NHS applications. If you already have an account you can use your usual login details.
Each vacancy has a recruitment profile, which tells you about the post and what we’re looking for. It’s important your application gives clear examples of how you match the recruitment profile.
You will also see a 'Your Benefits’ section. This explains what it’s like working for NHS Blood and Transplant, the location, salary, hours and anything else that you might want to know.
The recruiting manager will review your anonymised application in NHS Jobs. We will keep you up to date on the progress of your application via your NHS Jobs account.
Interviews and assessments
If you’re invited to an interview/assessment, we’ll send you the details via your NHS Jobs account. You will be asked to confirm if you’re coming and choose a suitable time.
You might want to have a look at careers advice websites (DOC 367KB) for further tips on interviews.
On some occasions you may be asked to upload your CV. You may find it useful to have a look at our top tips to writing an outstanding CV (PDF 77KB).
As well as interviews, many roles require additional selection methods to help us assess a candidate’s suitability to the role. These may include presentations, ability tests or group exercises, for example.
Roles that require specific recruitment arrangements include: Donor Carers and Specialist Nurses - Organ Donation.
After the interview
You’ll hear from us within a few days with the outcome. If you’ve been successful, we’ll explain what happens next and let you know what checks we need to complete before confirming our offer. The time this takes will be different for each role as it depends on the checks we need to undertake. Your recruitment contact and recruiting manager will keep you informed throughout the process. If you weren’t successful this time, you’ll have an opportunity to gain feedback to help you in the future.
As an NHS Employer we have to undertake checks before we can confirm an offer of employment.
• Identity checks
• Right to work in the UK
• Work health assessment
For some roles we will also need to do criminal records or additional security checks.
You can help us to complete these checks quickly by providing the information required so that we can confirm your offer of employment with minimal delay.
After we have completed all the checks, we will contact you to arrange a start date. We will confirm our offer in writing with a contract of employment.
Welcome to the team – thank you for helping to save and improve lives every day.
You’ll be given details of any training required, where you should attend on your first day and any other information you need. To help you settle into your new role, we will arrange an induction programme where you'll be able to meet your new colleagues.
You are now ready to join us – it’s great to have you on board!