Read before completing Please read before completing application How to apply using the online application form? Applications must be made using the application form. The job application form contains free-text boxes. We kindly ask you not to put your name or surname anywhere in the personal statement of motivation. As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we have introduced ‘name blind’ recruitment, to help reduce unconscious bias when screening applications. It means your name and contact details can’t be seen by our recruiting team when they screen your application. By removing these details from the application, it helps our recruiting team to evaluate people on their skills and experience instead of factors that can lead to unconsciously biased decisions. You still need to complete these details on your application form, but we’ll assign a candidate ID number to your application when you submit the form, which we will use for the screening process. Keep a copy of your application form before you submit it online as we will not be able to provide you with the copy. We send an automatic email in response to online applications. What should I put in the personal statement on the application form? The personal statement is your opportunity to show us how you meet the criteria of the person specification for the role you are applying. You should review the job description and person specification criteria and give examples of past experience where you have demonstrated the required skills, knowledge or experience. Please use up to 1500 words. Can I copy and paste details from my standard CV or cover letter? The online application form does not recognise any formatting. Therefore, we kindly ask you to first copy and paste any text into a Notepad to remove any special formatting. Then you can copy and paste into the online form. Can I return to my draft application form at a later stage? We are sorry that at present we are unable to provide facilities for saving your application part way. Therefore, please prepare your application offline beforehand. When will I hear from you about the status of my application? Once you have completed your application and sent it through you will receive an automated acknowledgement email confirming receipt of your application. Applications will usually be shortlisted within two weeks of the closing date. If you are successfully shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted by a member of the HR team to arrange an interview. As we receive a large number of applications for our advertised vacancies we are unable to respond to those applicants who have not been shortlisted and we apologise for this in advance. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.