What to expect
After applications for a post close, we’ll shortlist candidates against the application criteria, including our Care Values.
If you're successful in our shortlisting stage, we will invite you to an interview. (If you're not shortlisted, we will still send you an email confirming the outcome, including details of the hiring manager should you want to contact them for feedback.)
The interview invitation email will include a link for you to book a suitable time for your interview. You will also receive an interview reminder the day before your interview.
After the interview, you will be contacted by the hiring manager to let you know whether you have been successful or not. If you have been successful, the hiring manager will contact our recruitment team and ask them to send your offer letter and begin pre-employment screening.
How to prepare
- Read over your application, the job role and person specification carefully before the interview. We'll ask a variety of questions during the interview to give you the opportunity to talk about your skills, knowledge, and experience. Think about the type of questions we could ask and how you might answer them in relation to the post you have applied for.
- Write down any questions you have and bring them with you – there will be a chance for you to ask questions during the interview.
- Plan your journey in advance. Parking at our hospital sites can be pressured, so make sure you leave plenty of time.
Please ensure you are registered to SFH Careers in order to complete the Values Survey and Drug Calculation questions.
Strengths-based interviewing is a dynamic interview style that focuses on the personal strengths of a candidate to work in a particular role. It allows the interviewer to gain insight into the candidate’s personality and assess whether they would be a good fit for the Trust and their prospective team. Strengths-based interviews focus on assessing and selecting candidates based on their natural strengths and abilities.
The interview process focuses on several specific traits that we believe every candidate should have when working at Sherwood Forest Hospitals. These align with our CARE values and help improve development potential for successful candidates and maintain high levels of job satisfaction and staff retention within the Trust.
Strengths-based interviews have proven to give the interviewer an opportunity to get to know the interviewee and confidently assess which candidate has the most suitable skills for a specific role with us at Sherwood Forest Hospitals.