The Resourcing Team supports the administration of all the
Trust's recruitment. If you have any queries please call 0117 342
5000 (option 1) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Recruitment Process
All our vacancies are advertised on UHBristol
website. Please click here to view all our
current vacancies. On the website you will find details of our
current opportunities along with job descriptions and person
specifications for each job, and details of closing dates.
Also available is further information for Trainee Doctor
Please apply online via here. If you have any
difficulties applying online please contact the Resourcing team on
0117345000 opt 1 for assistance.
For certain vacancies we receive very high numbers of
applications, so we use filtering and key questions to assess your
suitability for the vacancy. Please do answer these if asked to;
they form part of the short-listing process. This process will also
assess your suitability against the job description and person
specification. Please don't forget to tell us all about how your
skills and experience, both within work and outside activities,
show how you meet the requirements of the person specification of
the job you are applying for.
All applications are sent to the recruiting manager for
short-listing after the closing date although if we receive large
number of applications we reserve the right to close vacancies
At the shortlisting stage, the recruiting manager will review
each application form against the job description and person
specification. If you are successful you will be invited to
interview via email containing details of the date, time, location
and who will interview you. It will also have details of documents
you will need to bring with you.
- ID documents (photo driving licence/passport)
- Model Declaration form (details of
convictions/cautions/warnings, etc. This will be attached to your
- Qualification certificates relevant to the role for which you
If you have not heard anything within four weeks of the
closing date, please assume that, unfortunately, you have not been
successful on this occasion. If you would like feedback on your
application please contact the recruiting manager.
All applicants who are successfully shortlisted for an interview
are asked to read 'our values and behaviours recruitment
Here it describes the expected behaviours and values of the
organisation. We are passionate about these behaviours and
values and we want people to work for us who recognise them in
themselves, affirming this is sort of organisation they want to be
Please take your time to read it. You will be asked about it at
You will be asked a series of questions to review your skills
and experience against the job description and person
Assessments are also carried out at some interviews.
These may include:
- Typing test
- Reading test
- Numeracy test
You will be advised of any tests in your invite to interview
email. If you are successful you will be notified by the recruiting
manager and then sent a conditional offer letter; unsuccessful
candidates will normally be notified by telephone.
Criminal Records Disclosure
For the majority of our jobs, we'll need to carry out a criminal
record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service should you
be appointed to a position with University Hospitals Bristol NHS
Foundation Trust. We need to be satisfied about your character and
suitability for a position therefore it is important for you to
accurately complete the application form and any declaration form
you are requested to complete as part of the recruitment
Before we make a final decision concerning your application, we
will discuss with you any information declared by you that we feel
relevant. If we do not raise this information with you, this is
because we do not believe that it should be taken into account. In
that event, you remain free to discuss any of that information or
any other matter that you wish to raise. As part of assessing your
application, we will only take into account relevant criminal
record and other information declared.
The Data Protection Act 1998 requires us to provide you with
certain information and to obtain your consent before processing
sensitive data about you. Processing includes: obtaining,
recording, holding, disclosing, destruction and retaining
information. Sensitive personal data is racial or ethnic origin,
political opinions, religious or other beliefs, trade union
membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, commission or
alleged commission of offences and any proceedings for any offence
committed or alleged to have been committed.
The information that you provide on your Model Declaration Form
or Disclosure and Barring Service form will be processed in
accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. It will be used for
determining your suitability for this position. It will also be
used for purposes of enquiries in relation to the prevention and
detection of fraud. Once a decision has been made concerning your
appointment, we will not retain the Declaration Form or Disclosure
certificate longer than is necessary.
The Declaration Form and/or DBS check will be kept securely and
in confidence, and access to it will be restricted to designated
persons who need to see it, as part of the selection process, and
who are authorised to do so.
If you need any assistance or advice completing the form, please
contact the Recruitment Team on 0117 342 5000 (option 1).
Employers are required to carry out a DBS check on all eligible
new staff (with certain exceptions) in line with the Department of
Health's Standards for Better Health.
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order 1974)
All appointments covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 are subject to a Criminal Record
Check. This will include any post involving access to patients in
the course of normal duties.
Posts not exempt from the Act
In the case of any post not exempt from the Act, i.e. a post not
involving access to patients in the course of normal duties, the
applicant may be asked only about 'unspent' (current)
Policy Statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders
As an organisation using the Disclosure and
Barring Service (DBS) checking service to assess applicants'
suitability for positions of trust, University Hospitals Bristol
NHS Foundation Trust complies fully with the Code of Practice and
undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. It
undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a
DBS check on the basis of a conviction or other information
- University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is committed
to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users of its
services, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation,
responsibilities for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or
- We actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the
right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications
from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal
records. We select all candidates for interview based on their
skills, qualifications and experience.
- A criminal record will not necessarily bar someone from working
for the Trust.
Our full policy statement on the recruitment of
ex-offenders, is made available to all DBS applicants at the outset
of the recruitment process.
If your application is successful you will receive a conditional
offer letter. However, any conditional offer is subject to
UHBristol undertaking a suite of mandatory NHS employment
The NHS Employment checks apply to all applications for NHS
positions and staff in ongoing NHS employment.
This includes permanent staff, staff on fixed-term contracts,
volunteers, honorary contracts, students, trainees, contractors,
highly mobile staff, temporary workers (including locum doctors),
those working on a trust bank, and other workers supplied by an
The following are the pre-employment checks which will be
undertaken before a final offer of appointment is confirmed with
- Right to work
- Professional registration and qualifications
- Employment history and reference
- Criminal record and barring
- Work Health assessment
- You will be invited on your first day here at UHBristol to
attend our Corporate Induction Programme, after which you will
receive a local orientation into your new department by your line