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Recruitment process

We aim to make our recruitment process as simple as we can.

All our vacancies have a closing date on them. Sometimes we close these early, usually because we have had a lot of great applicants, so we’d always encourage you to apply early rather than wait until the deadline.

Once you submit your application, we will send you an email to confirm that we have received your application. If you haven’t received an email from us, check your junk or spam mailbox. If there’s still no email it means we haven’t received your application and you should send it again.

Application process

We ask you to send us a CV and cover letter. In your cover letter, we'd like to know why you're interested in working with us at Blood Cancer UK. It's also helpful if you tell us why you think you are a great candidate for this role. Your cover letter doesn't have to be too long, 1-2 pages is ideal.

We use a blind shortlisting process for initial applications. This means that when you apply, the hiring manager cannot see any of your personal details, for example, your name, your contact details, or any equality and diversity data that you provide. Our recruitment system takes care of this, so you can just upload your CV as normal, you don't need to make any changes.

Shortlisting and recruitment stages

If you are shortlisted for a role, you’ll receive an invitation to the next stage of the process. We’ll send you all the details you need in advance. We usually have a maximum of a three-stage process if you are shortlisted, and we'll outline what these are for each role. All of our face to face interviews are currently held via Microsoft Teams. Once we can return to our offices, all candidates will have the option of interviewing either in person, or virtually.

We also send out interview questions in advance to candidates who are shortlisted for interview. This is because we want to find the best candidates for the role, and we know interviewing can be nerve-wracking! The interview isn't a test, and we want you to be able to give your best during your conversations with us. The questions we send you will give you a framework of how the conversation will be structured during your interview. The panel will of course have further questions based on your answers, and we expect you'll have questions for us too. Sometimes, hiring managers will give you a call to ask a bit more about your experience before inviting you to an interview. We'll always arrange this with you in advance.

We're part of the Show the Salary campaign, and so all of our vacancies will show the salary or salary range we are able to offer for each role. We will never ask you to share your current salary details with us.

Our values

We always ask about values as part of our process, so make sure you’ve had a look at these, and that they resonate with you. We will also always ask a question about equality, diversity and inclusion.

If you have a disability

We are a part of the disability confident scheme and will guarantee to interview candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria of the role as detailed under the person specification.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the application process, please email us on [email protected] and we’ll discuss this further with you. Please do get in touch if there is anything that would make either applying or interviewing for a role easier, we'd be more than happy to discuss this with you..

Hearing back from us

We will always let you know the outcome of your application. We will also always give feedback to anyone who is shortlisted for interview with us. Usually, we're unable to provide feedback to anyone who doesn't get to interview stage.

Getting in touch

If you have any queries during the process, please get in touch with us on [email protected].

We're not currently working with external recruitment agencies on any of our vacancies. If you'd like to send us your details to keep on file should our recruitment approach change, please contact the HR team directly on the email above.

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