Applying for jobs with us

What can you expect from Brandon’s recruitment process?

We're committed to working alongside the people we support and others to maximise the effectiveness of that support, ensure consistency and meet individual needs and wishes. We believe in equal opportunities and the right to be included.

We therefore aim to ensure that the needs of the individuals we support are at the heart of our recruitment process.

Applying for a job with us

Applying for a job

Our current vacancies are listed on Brandon’s careers portal (opens in a new window). Search by keyword, location, county, or job type, and once you’ve found something to suit you click Apply.

The application process includes providing some basic personal information and outlining why you’d like the job. If you have a CV, you can also upload it.

Once your application is complete you’ll receive an email to confirm your application has been received. Our Recruitment team will then contact you within five working days (in most cases) to confirm the outcome of your application.

Visit our careers portal (opens in a new window) now to search for jobs and apply.

Shortlisting

We’ll review your application and contact you to confirm if you’ve been shortlisted for an initial telephone screen interview.

Telephone screen interview

Our recruitment team will contact you to arrange a time for a short telephone screen interview. The call lasts approximately 10 minutes and we’ll cover some basic questions around your interest in the role and work history. If we think you would make a great candidate, but aren’t able to offer you an interview for the role you’ve applied for, we may suggest alternative roles that might be of interest.

First interview

The first face-to-face interview for operational roles is normally at one of our offices and with the hiring manager(s). Interviews typically last about 45 minutes and are as much an opportunity for us to find out more about you, as for you to find out more about us.

Second interview

If you're successful at your first interview it's likely that this will be followed by a second interview with our staff and the person/people you’ll support, in the setting you will be working in. This may be the person’s/people’s home or an employment or training service.

Offer

Congratulations! If you’re successful we’ll make you a job offer. If you aren’t successful at your first or second interview we’ll review your application to consider whether any alternative roles may be suitable.

Post-offer employment checks

Our regulatory requirements require us to carry out thorough pre-employment checks. These include references, DBS checks, occupational health and employment history checks. Our recruitment team will work to clear your pre-employment checks as quickly as possible and will keep you updated on progress as this can sometimes take several weeks.

Ready, steady, go...

As soon as the essential checks are cleared, your manager will be in touch to confirm a start date with you. This may involve a focus on your induction training or working alongside a buddy while your final checks are processed.

Fully cleared

Once all your pre-employment checks are cleared you’ll be able to undertake your full role. You’ll continue to receive induction training and support as you develop your skills and experience throughout your six-month probationary period. Welcome to Brandon!

Other ways to get involved

If you're interested in supporting people with learning disabilities you can also get involved through fundraising and volunteering.

Job profiles and competency framework

Our most commonly advertised positions are in frontline services, working directly with the people supported by Brandon Trust. Below are job profiles for these roles (you’ll also find them on our job listings when you search for jobs), and also our competency framework referenced in the job profiles:

Other helpful information

Below you’ll find more information to assist you in applying for jobs with us: