Selecting the correct person for each role is important to our patients, staff, and members of the public who rely on the services of the NHS. In NHSGGC, the selection process is made up of four key stages. Together, they enable us to assess your overall suitability for the advertised post.
NHSGGC prefers to use job application forms (online and Word formats), which includes a set of questions to guarantee consistency and fairness for everyone. This ensures we get specific answers to the questions we've asked, which we may not otherwise get from your CV.
The questions on the application form will tell you exactly what information we're looking for, making it easy for you to match your skills, experience, and qualifications to the role.
Top 5 tips for completing your NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde job application
Once you've found a vacancy you'd like to apply for, follow these simple tips to guide you through the application process:
As soon as the job application closing date has passed, applications will be shortlisted by a recruitment panel. They assess applications against the criteria for the post, which is outlined in the job description and person specification. All applications are assessed using the same criteria.
If you have already applied for a job in NHSScotland and been offered an interview, congratulations! Now you need to start thinking about preparing for your interview, the kind of questions you may be asked and how to impress the interviewer on the day.
At an NHSScotland interview, it is important to show:
For some roles, it may be appropriate for you to complete a practical activity, such as a short assessment or to deliver a presentation. If this is required, full details will be provided when you are invited to interview.
Once all interviews have been completed, the person selected as the preferred candidate will receive a provisional offer of employment subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. These are listed below:
It is important to return the occupational health questionnaire and reference information as quickly as possible to avoid any delays in your employment with NHSScotland.
If any of these pre-employment checks provide an unsatisfactory result, the provisional offer of employment may be deferred or withdrawn.
This section provides links to documents and process which will support applicants across all stages of the recruitment process.
The links below outline a stage by stage guide and should provide answers to frequently asked questions at every stage of the recruitment process.