A guide to the WDP Recruitment Process
Thank you for your interest in our vacancies.
Notes on Application
Please read these notes carefully, they will help you to provide us with all the information we need to consider your application.
Completing the application form
All sections of the form must be completed for us to be able to assess your application, if a section isn’t relevant please put ‘N/A’ (not applicable). We do not accept curriculum vitae, so please do not attach it to the application form.
When you have completed all sections, you should return all pages by the advertised closing date. Completed application forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of the large volume of applications we receive we are only able to respond to those applicants who are shortlisted, therefore, if you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of the closing date regrettably you have not been selected for interview.
If we wish to progress your application further, you will be contacted by phone, email or letter advising you of the next stage of the selection process.
Information required on application
All successful applicants need to provide a reference from their current or last employer. Referees must be professional and appropriate to the position applied for although for school or college leavers, an academic reference would be suitable.
We are unable to accept a reference from a family member or personal friend.
References will be requested automatically after a conditional job offer has been accepted.
Please ensure that your contact details are correct as this will prevent delays in the application process.
The interview process
If you are being invited for interview, you will be contacted either by phone, email or by letter to give you details of the date, time and venue for the interview.
Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check
Staff in most positions within WDP are required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check at enhanced level (previously known as a CRB check). Any job offer is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
WDP is committed to ensuring the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults, and all applicants will be required to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.
WDP is a recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.
WDP offers the following benefits:
- Competitive salary
- Commitment to equality and diversity
- Commitment to employee development
- 27 days Annual Leave, plus Bank Holidays
- Occupational sick pay
- A work-life balance
- Enhanced maternity pay
- Occupational paternity pay.
Queries or concerns
Please contact the Human Resources Department on: 0207 421 3198