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Frequently Asked Questions at Application Stage

Q1 - Where can I find a list of your vacancies?

A - Visit www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk or click this link

Q2 - How often do you update your vacancies?

A - A new list of posts opens every Friday.

Q3 - How can I apply for your jobs?

A - NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates an On line Application Form system.  You can apply directly for the vacancy of your choice on the NHS Scotland Jobs Website – www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk 

Q4 - How do I return my application?

A - NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates an On line Application Form system. Once you complete and submit your application it will be downloaded into our systems.

To ensure your application will be submitted without errors or omissions  read the instructions contained in the candidate application pack attached to the vacancy you have chosen from the www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk website.

Q5 - I have a CV why do I still need to complete an application form?

A - The application process is anonymous and decisions to shortlist candidates for interview are made ONLY on the contents of your application form.

If you do not provide all the information requested in the application form, it will not be evident that you meet the criteria listed in the job description and you will not be shortlisted for interview.

Please ensure that you read the job description carefully, complete all applicable sections of the application and ensure that your statement in support of your application clearly demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the post.

Please note Curriculum Vitae will NOT be accepted as part of the application process unless you are applying for a Medical Staffing (Doctor, Consultant etc) Position.

Q6 - Can I still apply after the closing date?

A - Once the closing date has passed you cannot apply for a post. Applications must submitted via the NHS Scotland NHS Scotland Jobs Website – www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk by midnight on the closing date. For any  post  closing earlier  than midnight the submission time will be clearly  displayed  in the advert  on the SHOW site.

Q7 - What  do I do  if  I experience  any  difficulties submitting the application

A -   For any  login issues or  problems  submitting  applications you can   e-mail the  team at  NHS Scotland  [email protected]

 Q8 - How will I know yo have received my application form?

A - You will receive notification from NHS Scotland, NHS Scotland Jobs Website once your application has been successfully submitted. 

Q9 - When will I find out if I have been shortlisted for interview?

A - All our posts are shortlisted within six weeks of the closing date. If you have not been contacted after six weeks it is unlikely that you will have been shortlisted.

Q10 - How do I find out if I have been shortlisted for Interview?

A - We will contact you initially by letter, although on occasion we may contact you via email, text to invite you to attend an interview.

Q11 - If I have not been shortlisted for interview can you tell me why?

A - Yes. If you have not received an invitation to interview after 6 weeks from the closing please email the Recruitment Team at [email protected] quoting the job reference number from your Job Pack and someone will contact you.