We try to encourage online applications as much as possible as this saves on costs and resources.
If a disability precludes you from completing an online form, please contact the recruitment team (link to firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will provide an application form in an alternative format.
Can I apply for a job by sending my CV instead of the application form?
No we do not accept CVs in isolation. All applicants must complete an application form. Please see Do all applications have to be made online?
Can the application form be downloaded?
No, unfortunately it is not possible to download our application form. If you experience problems with the online form, please contact the recruitment team for assistance.
What email address should I use?
You can use any email address you like, but it must be accessible by you. The system uses your email address to identify you, so we recommend that you use an address to which you have regular access to. You may also wish to use a private non-work related email address as please be aware that this is the address that will be used to contact you regarding any stages of the recruitment process.
What happens if I misspell my email address?
You must be careful when registering - if you accidentally misspell your email address, the system won’t recognise your real address when you come to log back in. If you’re having problems logging in contact the recruitment team.
Where can I get help applying for a job and information on the recruitment process?
Help on applying can be found at How to apply.
What if I don’t have access to a computer?
Please see Do all applications have to be made online?
Do I need to print my application form?
No, you will not need a printer as most applications are completed online.
Where can I find the job description and person specification?
Each vacancy has a click here link to read more by viewing the job description and person specification. This takes you to a document that contains further information about the role, including the full job description and person specification. You may need Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to open this document. If you don’t currently have this software installed on your computer you can download it for free from the internet.
How do I find out about the closing date and time?
The closing date will be included in the online advert text and in the job information pack. Unless otherwise specified, the position will close at midnight on the night of the closing date.
I have completed my application form, what happens next?
Once the vacancy has closed, all completed applications will be sent to the shortlisting panel the following working day. You will be contacted by email informing you of the outcome of your application. For more information see how to apply.
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What happens if I am successful?
All offers of employment at the Royal College of Nursing are made subject to receipt of satisfactory references and occupational health clearance. Under the Asylum and Immigration Act, we are required to check that anyone taking up employment with us has the legal right to work in the UK. All successful applicants will, therefore, be asked to provide us with documentary evidence to support their entitlement to work in the UK prior to taking up employment. All confirmed appointments are subject to a six month probation period.