What can I expect from Brandon's recruitment process?
We're committed to working alongside the people we support and others to maximise the effectiveness of our support, ensure consistency and meet individual needs. We believe in equal opportunities and the right to be included.
We aim to ensure that the needs of the people we support are at the heart of our recruitment process.
Our current vacancies are listed on our jobs portal. Search by keyword, location, county, or job type, and once you’ve found the job for you click 'Apply'.
The application includes providing some basic personal information and outlining why you’d like the job. If you have a CV, you can also upload it.
Once your application is complete you’ll receive an email to confirm your application has been received. Our recruitment team will contact you within five working days (in most cases), to confirm the outcome of your application.
We’ll review your application and contact you to confirm if you’ve been shortlisted for an initial telephone screen interview.
Our recruitment team will contact you to arrange a time for a short telephone screen. The call lasts approximately 10 minutes and we’ll cover some basic questions around your interest in the role and work history. If we think you would make a great candidate, but aren’t able to offer you an interview for the role you’ve applied for, we may suggest alternative roles that might be of interest.
Due to the current situation, your first interview will be a video interview with the hiring managers, lasting about 45 minutes. The interview is as much an opportunity for us to find out more about you, as for you to find out more about us.
You'll be asked to show on screen your photo ID documents. If you have Health & Social Care certificates or a DBS certificate you'll also be asked to show these. If you are successful you'll need to bring these documents with you on your first day of work.
You'll also be asked to complete a pre-employment clearance and reference request form which will be attached to the email inviting you to your interview. If anything changes with regards to your health status since you applied, please also let the managers know so we can adapt our process as necessary.
If you're successful at your first video interview you may be asked to meet a manager for a second interview, although this is at the managers discretion. If your first interview was by phone, then, if successful, you'll be invited to a face-to-face interview which will be conducted inline with Government coronavirus guidelines. You'll need to bring your ID documents to this interview so they can be verified.
Congratulations! If you’re successful we’ll make you a job offer. If you aren’t successful at your first or second interview we’ll review your application to consider whether any alternative roles may be suitable.
Our regulatory requirements require us to carry out thorough pre-employment checks. These include references, DBS checks, occupational health and employment history checks. Our recruitment team will work to clear your pre-employment checks as quickly as possible and will keep you updated on progress. Providing documents swiftly will help us to clear you to work as soon as possible. If your health status changes please let us know as soon as possible.
As soon as the essential checks are cleared, your manager will be in touch to confirm a start date with you. This may involve a focus on your induction training or working alongside a buddy while your final checks are processed, subject to current Government coronavirus guidelines.
Once all your pre-employment checks are cleared, you should be able to undertake your full role (subject to current Government coronavirus guidelines). You’ll continue to receive induction training and support as you develop your skills and experience throughout your probationary period.
Welcome to Brandon!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
As a key worker, you’ll need to be available and able to carry out your role during the coronavirus pandemic. In-line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.
When you join Brandon, you will need to be vaccinated against COVID to help protect the people we support, your colleagues and yourself. If you have not already had your vaccination, we can arrange this for you when you start working for us. If you do not wish to be vaccinated, we will explore the reasons with you, and this may impact on whether we can offer you employment.
Which ID documents to bring?
Our regulatory requirements require us to carry out thorough pre-employment checks. These include references, DBS checks, occupational health and employment history checks. Providing documents swiftly will help us to clear you to work as soon as possible.