Our recruitment process ensures that we recruit the right people into the right roles. We want to make sure that when you come to work for Newcastle Hospitals, you want to stay and feel that you can make a difference. Whilst we use a range of different tools and techniques to find the right person for the role, we always make sure that we are fair and transparent with all applicants.
We utilise a whole range of different tools and techniques to ensure that we have the right people in the right roles.
Although not all of the methods below are used for everyone, it's a good idea to have an understanding of what to expect before you apply for one of our roles.
We make sure that we shortlist with a fair and consistent approach, ensuring that the person specification is referred to and personal information such a name and age is anonymised to recruiting managers
Your opportunity to answer questions by the interview panel either face to face or via video chat
Strength Based Recruitment
SBR is based on identifying a person’s natural strengths and drives; rather than competency, which discovers whether someone can do the job and helps us to know what motivates you
Short Task Based Assessments
Short assessments which are often a small part of a process relevant to the role, to test your understanding
To allow you to demonstrate your communication skills, knowledge of a particular area and/or sell your personality
To assess your strengths and weaknesses in relation to the specification of the role. Right and wrong doesn't exist, we just want to know more about you and how you work.
Our recruitment process only takes, on average, 20 working days from the point that you receive your offer letter to all of your checks being complete.
Successful Candidate Checks
As with all NHS organisations, once you have been successful at interview and offered a role, we will need to carry out some standard checks. These checks are to ensure both the safety of our patients and staff and enable us to confirm that you are suitable and eligible to work for us. All offers are conditional and require the checks the be met. All of our checks are in line with NHS Employers Employment check standards and UK Government requirements
Post interview, you will be required to present documentation which confirms your identity and prove you have the required qualifications of the role. Your offer letter will outline which documents you are required to bring with you along with how to book an appointment with our recruitment team to complete your checks. Please note that you must bring original documents as copied cannot be accepted.