What happens next?

What happens next?

We will contact you about your application via email, therefore it is important that you regularly check your Trac account / e-mail further to submitting your application.

Due to the high number of applications we receive, some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date, and we therefore recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience in order to ensure that it is considered.

All applications are sent to the recruiting manager for short-listing straight after the advert closes.


The interview process may differ depending on the role that you are applying for.

The interview process for all posts will include a face-to-face interview where you will be asked a series of questions to review your skills and experience against the job description and person specification. Some may also include assessments such as a presentation or a drugs calculation test. Details of what elements your interview process will consist of will be included in the invite to interview that is sent to you.

At interview you will be required to provide a number of documents in order to comply with the Trust's Pre-employment checks:

Professional registration and qualification

For some posts you will require qualifications and/or registration with a professional body. This will be stated in the person specification or on the job advert. If these are required please bring proof to your interview.

Proof of identity

For all posts you will be asked to produce verification of identification. There are two combinations of documents that you can provide;  

  • Two forms of photographic personal identification and one document confirming your address.
  • One form of photographic personal identification and two documents confirming your address.  

Right to Work

For all posts you will be asked to bring along proof that you are entitled to work. For British or EU nationals this will be your passport and birth certificate. For all non EU applicants this will have to be your passport showing your current immigration stamps along with police registration documentation.


If you are successful following interview you will be notified by the Recruiting Manager and then sent an offer letter; unsuccessful candidates will normally be notified by telephone.

Job Offer

If you are successful following interview you will receive an offer letter from the Recruitment Team. All offers are subject to the following mandatory pre-employment checks as set out by NHS Employers and the UK Border Agency:

  1. Occupational Health Clearance
  2. Employment References & History
  3. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure (depending on the position)
  4. Right to Work
  5. Verification of Identity
  6. Professional registration and qualification 

In order to reduce the possibility of delays please provide all documentation as soon as possible and return to the Recruitment Team.

NHS Employers Check link - http://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workforce/recruit/employment-checks/nhs-employment-check-standards

Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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