Work With Us FAQS
Q. How do I apply?
From our 'Job Search' page, for each role you will see a green 'apply' button. Click on this and it will take you to our online application form. Simply add your details as requested and this will be sent directly to the Personnel team. The Job Description for each role will be attached to the vacancy and this includes the Person Specification for the post. We would advise reading this thoroughly to find out all about the role and to match your skills and experience again the essential and desirable criteria for the post.
Q. I can't apply online - can I apply by post or deliver the application in person?
If you are reading this website - you can apply on line, it's that easy! If you have any questions about the process please contact Jemma Clements, Personnel Manager on 01892 820 546 to discuss an alternative method of application.
Q. I am having problems applying. What do I do/ who can I contact for help?
Please contact the personnel team; firstname.lastname@example.org or Jemma Clements, Personnel Manager, on 01892 820546 or email@example.com who would happy to talk you through the application process.
Q. Do you accept speculative applications?
We would be happy to keep your details on file for future opportunities. Please contact the personnel team to discuss this. We will only be able to keep your details for 12 months and you should also keep a regular eye on this website for future roles that may appeal to you.
Q. Do you accept CVs?
We do accept CVs as part of the application process - there will be the opportunity to upload your CV during the online application process. You will still need to complete our online application form.
Q. Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
Of course! You are welcome to apply for every role that you feel suits your skills and experience. Each application is fairly assessed against the essential and desirable criteria detailed on the Person Specification for the post which is part of the Job Description.
Q. Where are roles based?
Most roles are based at the hospice in Pembury. You could however, be applying for a role in one of our shops which are located throughout our catchment area or maybe in the future at our Cottage Hospice site.
Q. Where is your list of current vacancies?
You can find out current vacancies on our 'Job Search' page. We update our website immediately with any new position so don’t forget to keep a regular check on these pages.
Q. How will I know that Hospice in the Weald has received my application?
You will receive an email acknowledgement that we have received your application form. You will then hear from us again after the closing date for the role when we will confirm if you have been shortlisted for interview.
Q. What is the latest time I can submit an application?
We always advertise our roles with a closing date. Apply by this date and we can guarantee that your application will part of the shortlisting process.
Q. I missed the deadline. Can I still submit an application?
Please contact the personnel team who can advise whether a late application can be accepted.
Q. When will I hear the outcome of my application?
Successful candidates who are invited for interview will be contacted within seven days of the closing date. This invitation will tell you who to ask for when you arrive, whether you need to prepare anything in advance of the interview and whether you need to bring anything with you on the day.
Q. I didn't get shortlisted, can I get feedback?
Unfortunately, due to the high numbers of applications we receive, we cannot give feedback on every application form. Each and every application is fairly assessed against the essential and desirable criteria for the role which is described in the Person Specification, part of the Job Description.
Q. Where will the interview be held?
Interviews are held at Hospice in the Weald, Maidstone Road, Pembury, TN2 4TA. You will be told who to ask for when you arrive at Reception and until then one of our friendly Welcome Team Volunteers will look after you.
Q. How can I prepare for my interview?
This website is a great place to start! Here, you can read all about the services that we offer and the different departments of the hospice. You can also access our business plan to find out more about our aims and objectives as an organisation. Informal visits to the Hospice are also encouraged. 'Hospice Voices' and our gallery of picture will hopefully give you an insight into life at the Hospice.
Q. Will it be possible to have a tour of the Hospice when I come for interview?
Yes. In most cases this is certainly possible and indeed we would encourage it. Please contact the relevant manager whose name and contact details will be advertised along with other important information about the role.
Q. Do you pay interview travel expenses?
We do not pay travel expenses for interviews.
Q. How can I get feedback on my interview?
After your interview we will always contact you (by email) to confirm the outcome. If you have been unsuccessful and would like to receive feedback, let us know and we will arrange for the recruiting manager to contact you and discuss your interview. We will always be happy to offer this feedback.
Q. How soon will I hear the outcome of my interview?
At interview we will let you know when you will be informed of the outcome. We will always endeavor to get back to you as soon as possible.
Q. Would the Hospice consider an application to work part time?
We will always consider applications to work part time - please give as much detail as possible about your availability on your 'Personal Statement' as part of the online application form.
Q. What is Hospice in the Weald's policy on Equal Opportunities
At Hospice in the Weald we are passionate about equality of opportunity for all and we value diversity.