1. Writing your application

You’ve found a job that interests you on our recruitment site, now it’s time to apply. We will ask you to provide:

  • some basic personal information
  • a CV or work history
  • a personal statement

We want to know how you meet the essential criteria for this role. 

Make sure you include relevant skills and experience in your personal statement. We will assess your application based on this and your worker history, so give yourself enough time to make it right.

Need help? Read our application tips.

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2. Review and shortlisting

The assessment panel will look at the skills and experience you included in your personal statement and worker history and measure them against the criteria set out in the job description. 

We will invite the applicants that best meet the criteria to continue in the recruitment process.

If you have selected that you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme and you meet the minimum criteria, you will be offered an interview.

We will contact you about the outcome of your application as soon as possible.

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3. Interview and assessment

The interview and assessment stage will further assess the suitability of your skills and experiences. This may include:

  • online tests so we can assess your aptitude and ability in certain situations
  • a panel interview (usually by video call)
  • a presentation to support the interview

We will let you know what to expect at this stage so you have enough time to prepare.

In your interview we will assess you against the success profiles set out in the job description.

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4. Offer

If you are successful we will give you a call to let you know and discuss your job offer. You will then get your written offer by email.

If you are unsuccessful we will send you an email to let you know. You can request interview feedback by emailing recruitment@crowncommercial.gov.uk

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I was contacted by the Recruitment Team before my interview to discuss what adjustments I would need. As I am unable to handwrite quickly and be able to read it back easily, I requested a text version of questions during my interview as well as being asked them. This allowed me to focus on answering the question to the best of my ability. These adjustments were put in place and confirmed ahead of my interview. Having reasonable adjustments in place enabled me to attend the interview feeling confident that I could participate in the process equally
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