Read our frequently asked questions about Carers Trust recruitment.

Our frequently asked questions about Carers Trust recruitment range from applying for roles to selection process and job interviews.

Quick links to recruitment questions

How do I apply for jobs at Carers Trust?

Please visit our jobs page for a list of the opportunities available at Carers Trust.

Download our application pack and send your completed application form, equal opportunities form and the Two Ticks Positive About Disabled People form (if applicable), in Word format to recruitment@carers.org.

Please note CVs will not be considered by the recruiting panel.

Will I receive acknowledgement of receipt of my application?

We will always send an email acknowledgement of receipt of your application, advising on the next step.

What does the selection process involve?

The shortlisting panel will only be provided with the Education and Qualifications, Voluntary work, Training, Employment History and the Personal Statement sections of your application form.

The applications will be numbered for identification purposes. Using a scoring sheet the panel will use the information you have provided in these sections of the application form to determine the extent to which you meet the criteria of the person specification for the role you are applying for.

It is important that you read through the job description and person specification and use these sections of the application form to demonstrate that you meet the criteria. The Guidance on completing the application form document included in the recruitment pack, provides more information on this.

The Interview selection process will be different for each role and may entail a test and/or a presentation you will be required to give at the interview. Full details will be provided with your interview invite, which will be sent via email.

You will be advised on how any test or presentation will support the panel's decision in ascertaining whether you meet specific criteria of the person specification for the post you are applying for.

There is usually only one interview. However, the interview panel may need to hold a second interview with interviewees to support them in their final decision.

Where are interviews held?

This will depend on the location of the post. If office based the interviews will usually be held in the Carers Trust office that the role will be based at. Interviews for homebased roles will usually be held at the office most closely connected to the team in which the role is situated.

Will I receive feedback?

Following interviews feedback will always be provided within a week.

Due to the high volume of applications received for each post, feedback will not be provided on individual application forms. We can only advise that the panel did not feel your application demonstrated that you met the criteria detailed in the person specification for the role you were applying for.

If successful following an interview when can I start?

This will depend on the role and the successful candidate's availability. However, Carers Trust will not start any staff before receiving two satisfactory references and if applicable a Criminal Record Check.

No offer of employment will be made before proof of right to work in the UK has been received and recorded on file, which is why all interviewees are asked to provide this at interview stage, to avoid delays in being able to offer rolls to successful candidates.