What can I expect from Brandon's recruitment process?

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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 also aim to ensure that the needs of the people we support are at the heart of our recruitment process.

How to apply

Our current vacancies are listed on our jobs portal.

You can search by keyword, location, county, or job type. Once you’ve found the job for you, simply click Apply.

The application form includes basic personal information and space to explain why you would like the job. If you have a CV you can upload it.

When your application is submitted, you will receive an email to confirm we have received it.

We aim to review your application within five working days and contact you to confirm if you’ve been shortlisted for a telephone screening interview.

The process

Our recruitment team will contact you to arrange a short telephone call. It will last about 10 minutes and we’ll ask some basic questions about your interest in the role and your work history. If we think you will be a suitable candidate, but we are not able to offer you the role you have applied for, we may suggest alternative roles that might be of interest.

Your interview is as much an opportunity for us to find out more about you, as it is for you to find out more about us.

You’ll be asked to show your photo ID documents. If you have Health and Social Care certificates or a DBS certificate, you’ll also be asked to show these. If you are successful, you’ll also 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 you are not successful at the interview, we will review your application to see if there are other roles that you may wish to be considered for.

If you are successful in being offered a position at Brandon, our regulatory requirements mean that we must carry out thorough pre-employment checks. These included references, DBS checks, occupational health, and employment history checks. Our recruitment team will work with you to process all this information as quickly as possible and will keep you updated on progress and clear you to start work as soon as possible.

As soon as the essential checks are cleared, your new manager will be in touch to confirm a start date with you. This will include information about your induction training and if you will be working alongside a buddy, and if any final checks still need to be processed. Once you are in your role, your manager will help you to access all the training you need and support you through your probationary period.