Applying for jobs


Our recruitment process

Vacancies within Saint John of God Hospitaller Services are advertised on our website and other job websites. We also advertise in the national and local press, depending on the type of role.

Applying for jobs with us

Applying online is the most efficient way of applying. The online application form is straight-forward to use and can be completed in stages, which means you don’t have to complete it all in one go and you can go back in and re-edit sections if you want to. However if you prefer, you can download a copy of our application form and handwrite your application.

Key tips:

  • Before applying do as much research as you can about us and the vacancy you are applying for to make sure you understand the job and whether it will suit you.
  • Be sure to read the questions carefully and answer them all.
  • Write your first draft independent of the application form and check it for spellings and accuracy.
  • ‘Information in support of your application’ is a vital part of the application to enable you to let us know how your experience and skills are relevant to the post you are applying for.
  • Your final check should always be to read it through in every detail and perhaps you might wish to let someone else read it before sending it.

Our commitment to people with disabilities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from people with disabilities. Saint John of God Hospitaller Services is committed to the employment and career development of people with disabilities.

To demonstrate our commitment, we subscribe to the Department for Work and Pensions ‘Positive about Disabled People’ scheme and guarantee an interview under the ‘Guaranteed Interview Scheme’ to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria of the person specification for the job they are applying for.

Please let us know if you have any special requirements or you have anything you would like us to take into consideration when assessing your skills and suitability, before the interviews / assessments take place.

Applicants with a criminal conviction

As a charity using the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Saint John of God Hospitaller Services complies fully with the DBS code of practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. It undertakes not to discriminate against any subject of a DBS check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed, however it may necessitate undergoing a DBS risk assessment.

Please call and ask us for any clarification you may require.

After your application has been received

If you have applied on-line you will receive an automated reply email acknowledging receipt of your application. Following shortlisting, letters are sent to all candidates informing them if they have, or have not been, successful in reaching the interview stage. Those invited for interview will be advised of the interview arrangements.

If you haven’t been successful following shortlisting, it will be because we have been able to identify other applicants who we feel more closely meet our criteria. Please don’t be put off from applying to us again. There may be other similar opportunities in the future.

The Interview

It is important we select the right person therefore we want to offer you every opportunity to show us what you can bring to the role. The arrangements for interview will vary depending on the particular post but we will advise you in advance of the interview what you may be asked to do.

If you have any special requirements, or anything that you would like us to take into consideration when assessing your suitability, please let us know in advance of your interview.

On the day of the interview we will advise when you can expect to hear the outcome and we will provide details of who you can contact for feedback if you are not successful.

If there is anything else you need to know - please contact us.

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services is an equal opportunities employer.