Applying to work with us
We have made a commitment in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.
When you apply for an advertised role with us, you’ll need to email the following two documents, as Word or PDF attachments, to email@example.com.
- a concise, up-to-date CV
- along with a completed Application Form demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification attached to the job advert. All sections must be completed.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding alternative ways to apply if you have a health condition that prevents you from following these steps.
It’s essential you are based, and hold the right to work, in the UK to apply for any of our roles.
We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible as we may sometimes need to close applications ahead of the advertised dates.
You’ll increase your chances of being shortlisted if you can give us some clear specific examples of work and projects that match the person specification and job description and the key competencies. For example, rather than telling us that you have good team-working skills, tell us about a team you’ve been part of where there might have been issues, and what you did to help address these.
Please don’t be put off from applying if you can’t tick every box on our person specification – tell us about your transferable skills and experience, and let your enthusiasm for developing new skills within the role shine through.
Take some time to look around our website to get a good feel for what we do before putting your application together.
What to include on a CV
Our top tip would be to keep your CV as brief as possible, but list your:
- Roles held and dates.
- Skills and competences.
Currently, we only collate information to monitor equal opportunities for roles based in Northern Ireland due to a statutory requirement. If you're applying for any of our Northern Ireland roles, you'll be asked to submit this with your application. The aim of collating this information is to ensure you and other applicants aren't discriminated against.
Information contained in our monitoring form is completely anonymised and only seen by our Human Resources team for the purpose of monitoring equal opportunities.
We’ll send you an email invitation if you are selected for an interview. We’ll include all of the information you need and this will be your opportunity to expand on specific examples and experiences you’ve had which are relevant to the skills and competences required for the role. We’ll let you know if you’ll need to prepare anything in advance.
Please keep in mind that some of our roles need a two-stage interview process, especially in the case of people management roles or higher. We’ll usually try to let you know within 24 hours of the first interview if you’ve been selected for the second stage.
As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee you will be offered an interview if you disclose a disability and demonstrate sufficient evidence within your application that you meet the essential criteria for this role. We will also make any reasonable adjustments you may require for your interview.
Will I be contacted after submitting my application?
Only candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
Can I get feedback after the interview if I’m not successful?
We try where possible to give feedback on request when we notify you on the outcome of the interview.
When will you contact my referees?
We’ll only take up references when we’ve made you an offer and once you’ve given us the OK to do so.
What will my information be used for?
All information we receive from candidates as part of the recruitment process will be used by the recruiting managers and panel members to shortlist and select candidates for the role advertised.
What happens to my information once the recruitment process is complete?
If you apply to work at Versus Arthritis, we will process your data for the purpose of the recruitment process and if unsuccessful in your application, we will hold your personal data for 12 months after the closing date to manage any queries or issues that may arise. Should you wish to request that we do not retain your data, please contact email@example.com
Who can I contact for more information?
If you have any questions about our recruitment process, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org