Step 2 Advertising and Applicant Management
Content of Advert
All adverts should contain a summary of the role being advertised, information about the minimum skills needed for the role & grade specific entry requirements, necessary membership of professional bodies, and some information about the department. If the information in the advert is correct applicants will know by reading the advert whether they have the skills and qualifications to apply for the position. Additional information is also useful such as whether the building or the equipment new, what is the team structure, what support will they have, educational opportunities and what support will they be required to give.
Media Selection and Options
All posts will be advertised in the on the NHS Scotland Recruitment website (SHOW) and JobCentre Plus. Our standard advert time is 2 weeks but this can be amended for high response positions or for professional journals with monthly publications. Standard advertising time for medical posts is 4 calendar weeks to comply with the resident labour market requirement for immigration purposes. All medical posts are advertised on NHSGGC's Medical Microsite. Only in exceptional circumstances will budget be allocated to allow it to proceed to immediate external media/web page such as hard to fill or specialist posts. The recruitment service will be happy to assist with options for additional media advertising, where appropriate. Media choices must be relevant to the target candidate market and must be cost effective in relation to the post being advertised.
Candidate Information Packs
Candidate information packs are created based on the information you have provided on the vacancy request form and Job Description. Candidate Information Packs are required for every post that we advertise and they provide the information that applicants will need in order to apply for the post. It includes information on how to complete the application form, a job description and person specification (if available). It also details the terms and conditions for the post. It is available to prospective candidates for the vacancies advertised on the NHS Scotland website Jobs page www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk
Candidate Application process
Candidates are required to complete an Online Application Form accessed via the NHS Scotland Jobs website www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk (SHOW). The Online Application Form ensure all applicants are considered on an equal basis. This includes a Statement in Support of Application which provides an opportunity to submit specific information indicating how the candidate meets the essential criteria identified in the Person Specification. It also allows additional information about the candidate's career to date. Candidates will also be asked to provide details of referees, covering at least 3 years worth of employment and education and training.
Applicants to medical posts will be required to submit, via email, a completed application, along with a CV and Fitness to Practice form to [email protected] If shortlisted for a medical post, referees will be contacted ahead of interview.
Guidance on how to complete the application form is contained in the candidate information pack.