We want a workforce which is highly skilled and made up of staff who are appropriately trained and qualified. But we also want staff who live and demonstrate the values we as a Trust believe are so important. In short we want people who display integrity, loyalty and the courage to always do what is right, who treat patients as individuals and always put them first and are commited to the ideal of safe, high quality health services for patients and to good patient experience.
Values Based Recruitment Process
Values will be incorporated into the recruitment process in the following stages:
1. Job advertisement.
2. Job Description/Person Specification
3. Application process via the NHS Jobs 2 website by using pre-selection questions. If these questions are not answered, or they are not answered to a satisfactory level, then the application will not proceed to the shortlisting stage. The values based questions asked on the NHS Jobs 2 website will be changed at regular intervals.
4. Shortlisting of applicants based upon the values contained within the person specification.
5. Interview – values based questions will be asked of all candidates and these will be scored separately to the remaining interview questions which will focus on skills, experience and competencies. If an applicant fails to answer these values based questions to a satisfactory level, then they will fail the interview process.
6. Assessment Centre/Test (if used)
7. Service Users may at times be used in the selection process with particular weight given to their feedback on applicants values.
9. Pre-interview the point of contact person is able to talk to prospective applicants in terms of values as well as role competence etc.