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Support with Your Application

We hope that you are excited about what The Retreat offers and interested in a long, rewarding career with us.  To make the most of your application we hope you find the information below useful:

The Application Form

The information contained within the application form is used to shortlist candidates so it is essential that you provide as much information as possible to demonstrate how you qualify for the post.  Think about past experiences, our values, the unit or department on which you are applying.  You are also welcome to contact The Retreat prior to making your application if you wish to have an informal chat about the post and organisation, and this may help you identify key information to provide to help your application.

Applications should be made on line via our current opportunities page, by following the relevant vacancy links.

Shortlisting and the Selection Process

If you are fortunate enough to be shortlisted for interview, congratulations!  The following information may be useful:

  • Interview preparation – consider researching the unit or department you are applying to work on,  and our values
  • There are usually between 2 and 4 people on our interview panels, who each represent different parts of the organisation.  We are also keen to ensure patient involvement so the panel may include a service user, or you may be asked to attend a group meeting as part of the selection process with patients.  We value our patients feedback and this is used as part of the decision making process.
  • We also appreciate that the interview and selection process is very much for the candidates benefit, for them to establish if the role, unit/ department and organisation is right for them.  Please do not hesitate to ask any questions during this process to help you build a better understanding about who we are and what we do.
  • Please find below links to external sites which provide some useful and practical information on interview skills (please note The Retreat is not responsible for the content of any external websites)
  1. http://www.rcn.org.uk/downloads/support_for_you/member_support_services_-_factsheets/job_preparation/Interview_skills.pdf
  2. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/Pages/default.aspx
  3. http://careers.theguardian.com/careers-blog/job-interview-checklist-how-to-prepare