Find out what to expect when applying for a job at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

Image of someone helping a childWhen deciding if you're suitable for a post, we look at factors including experience, skills and abilities, qualifications and other achievements.

Filling in the application form

To apply for any job you've seen advertised here, you'll need to fill in an online application form either via NHS Jobs or Trac Jobs. There will be a link to the application form that says 'apply now' on each job vacancy on the website. You'll be asked to create a username and password when you start your application, which will allow you to return to complete it at any point up to the job's closing date.

If you'd like to get in touch with someone here before you apply, you'll find contact details on each advertised job vacancy too. This will give you a chance to speak to a line manager about the team and the vacancy and maybe even organise an informal site visit.

When you fill in your personal statement please ensure you provide examples for every essential criteria and desirable (if applicable) so that we know how you can be successful in the post. We cannot guess or assume anything and can only make decisions based on the information you provide. The job description and person specification will tell you what we expect so the more you can provide evidence of each criteria the more likely you are to be considered for the job.

Instructions for candidates requiring adjustments

If you are invited to interview and have any specific requirements that we should know about for the interview, please contact us as soon as possible and we will do what we can to assist you.

Disclosing information about you

At various stages of the recruitment process we may ask you to declare whether you are related to an existing member of staff, if you have ever been dismissed by a previous employer and if you have any criminal convictions. This is to help assess your suitability for a job with us. Please answer these questions to enable us to progress your application as quickly as possible.

Pre-employment checks

Our ability to recruit and retain staff of the highest calibre in all areas is crucial to our on-going ability to safeguard our patients and offer the best possible care. To this end, our recruitment processes are carried out with strict adherence to the NHS Employment Check Standards on:

  • Proof of address and identity
  • Right to work
  • Professional registration and qualifications
  • Employment history and referencing (3 Years of employment history required)
  • DBS certificate
  • Occupational health clearance

For further information please contact the recruitment team or visit the NHS Employers website.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the following website UK Visas and Immigration - GOV.UK (
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.  

Disclosing information and safeguarding

Within the application form, we ask you to declare certain information relating to convictions, cautions or reprimands, dismissals by previous employers, and whether you are related to or have a relationship with a director or an existing member of staff. It is important that you respond to these questions honestly. Where a role meets the eligibility (i.e it may involve working with or around patients), we will apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service check on you if you are formally offered the position.

If you have any questions about recruitment or employment opportunities, contact the recruitment team.