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Important information and FAQs for applicants

Do you have the right to live and work in the UK?

We have a legal responsibility to ensure that we only employ individuals who are entitled to live and work in the UK. In all cases, before you start work we need to confirm your eligibility to work by checking original documents as listed in the eligible documents list below. Full details of eligibility to work in the UK are available on the UK government website

References

We reserve the right to carry out any checks that may be necessary to verify the information that you provide to us. These checks may include:

  • financial
  • criminal records
  • qualifications
  • education
  • identity
  • references.

All offers of employment are conditional on us receiving satisfactory references covering a minimum period of three years.

By submitting your application, you confirm the validity of all information supplied to us during the recruitment process, and give your consent to any reasonable screening and background checking that we undertake. If it is found that inaccurate information has been given, any application or offer will be withdrawn immediately and relevant authorities informed where appropriate.

Will I have to disclose a criminal record?

Current legislation states that people with a criminal conviction don't need to provide us with details of spent criminal records. However, there are certain job roles where it will be necessary for us to be aware of all spent and unspent criminal records as part of the recruitment process. When recruiting to posts which are relevant to these criteria, we may require a satisfactory Standard or Enhanced Disclosure Check as part of the recruitment process.

Download eligible documents list

Recruitment FAQs

We value every application we receive - when you submit your application online, you should receive a confirmation message when you submit the form.

We are unable to acknowledge each application due to the large volume that we receive and will only be able to contact successful candidates.

If you would like to check that we have received your application, please email the Recruitment team at recruitment@networkhomes.org.uk.

We aim for the recruitment process to be as quick and efficient as possible while making sure we hire the right candidate for Network Homes. Therefore if you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, regrettably your application was unsuccessful.

We usually request references covering your last three years following a conditional offer. However, we reserve the right to take up references before the to interview stage. If you do not want us to contact your referees before an interview, please note this in your application.

We are unable to provide feedback if you have not been shortlisted for interview. However, if you have reached interview stage and are unsuccessful we can provide additional feedback on request. Please email us at recruitment@networkhomes.org.uk to request feedback.

If you're interested in several roles we have available, we recommend you tailor your CV/Cover Letter to each of the jobs you wish to apply for, and make separate submissions via our website. Each vacancy has a unique reference number with a role profile relevant to that job.

The equality and diversity information that we ask for when you complete an application is used to help us monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment. We do not use it as part of the selection decision and the selection panel do not see this information. This information remains anonymous.

While we are happy to accept speculative CVs, please make sure you check back regularly so you don't miss a suitable opportunity. You will still need to apply through the normal process, even if you have already send us your CV.

How will I know that you've received my application?
How soon can I expect to hear the outcome of my application?
When will you contact my references?
How do I get feedback if I've been unsuccessful?
Can I fill in one form for several jobs you have advertised?
Why do you monitor equality and diversity information and what do you do with it?
Do you keep a list of people interested in working at Network Homes?

If you're unable to find the answer you're looking for, please contact our Recruitment Team on recruitment@networkhomes.org.uk.