Recruitment Process



Northern Lincolnshire and Goole

Ready to apply for your next step? Our simple guide will support you through the process.

The majority of recruitment processes at the Trust follow the same process. This only varies when specialist or cohort recruit takes place, at which point alternative application instructions will be given as part of the application process.

Applying for Your role

All Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS FT roles are advertised on both our Trust recruitment website and on the national NHS Jobs portal. Both recruitment platforms will require you to complete an application form to apply for your chosen role, all application forms are completed and submitted electronically. Be sure to include a full account of your professional working history and educational achievements. Pay really close attention to the job description and person specification to ensure that your application remains relevant to the role you are applying for.


Once you have submitted your application form, this will then be shortlisted by the recruiting panel. All applications forms received by the Trust are shortlisted in exactly the same way by using the person specification in order to score your application. For example, if the person specification states you should have “a degree level qualification” in the essential criteria and you have stated this in your application form, you will receive the maximum points for that part of your application. The highest scoring candidates will then be invited to interview.


If you have been successfully shortlisted, you will then be invited for assessment and interview. Depending on the nature of the role, this may take place as a panel interview or an assessment centre could be held. Both processes could involve multiple assessments of your capabilities from both a competency point of view – your skills, and from a behavioural point of view – your values based behaviours. The purpose of the interview is to ensure we are able to identify the right skills and behaviours for the role which will ultimately be for the benefit of our patients.

Offer of employment

Congratulations on your appointment! If you have been successful at interview, you will be formally offered the role on a conditional basis. This means that you will need to be cleared through the Trust employment checks. Once cleared you will issued your unconditional offer of employment, at this point you can hand your notice in with your current employer. Typical employment checks include:

DBS check – this checks your criminal record
Reference checks – this checks your last three years of employment history
ID Check and Right to Work – this confirms your identity and your ability to work within the UK
Qualification checks – we will check your qualifications listed in your application form
Occupational Health – We will ensure all of your vaccinations are up to date as well as support you with any health related needs.

Starting your new role

Prior to starting your new role, your manager will invite you into the Trust to meet your team. On arrival you will start your local induction process which is designed to ensure you get off to the best start at the hospital. This will include all relevant training on hospital based systems and processes as well as a wider introduction to our NHS Foundation Trust and the colleagues you will be working with throughout your career.

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