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Application guidance

An application is a great way to showcase your skills and experience. We have created this guidance to ensure your application is providing the great content we want to see from candidates.

We are operating an inclusive recruitment process. Therefore, ensure you do not include any personally identifiable information (such as your name and address) during the first section of your application form.

Employment history

When completing this section, provide the main roles, responsibilities and achievements of your current and previous employment. Try and make these as relevant as possible to the role you are applying for. List this in order, starting with your most recent employer.

Supporting statement

This section allows you the opportunity to bring your experience to light, emphasise the key skills, and experience you have to demonstrate your competency for the role. We will be looking for key examples that meet our essential and desirable criteria listed within the job description. Take the time to review the job description in detail. A good way to list your examples is by using the STAR technique format:

  • Situation - set the scene and explain the situation you were in
  • Task - what was the task you needed to undertake
  • Action - what was the action you took to complete the task
  • Result - what was the end result.

We will not ask you to upload a CV. Ensure your supporting statement covers your relevant skills and experience in detail. Try to be concise and aim for a supporting statement no longer than one side of A4 paper.


List any relevant qualifications that may be required or useful for the role such as an undergraduate, master's degree, or vocational courses you have taken.

Once you have completed the first page of your application, you will be asked to answer our screening and diversity monitoring questions. Your responses will not be viewed by the hiring panel.

Before submitting your application, go back through your application to ensure you have answered all the questions. Once submitted, you will receive an email to confirm we have received your application. When the hiring panel have concluded their shortlisting, you will receive an outcome of your application by email.

If you are successful for an interview, take a look at our interview process and guidance.

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