What happens with the Equal Opportunities page?

On receipt, the Equal Opportunities page of the application form will be removed so that the details of age, sex and ethnicity will be unknown to the shortlisting panel.

When will I be contacted with the outcome of my application?

We will acknowledge receipt of all application forms normally by email. However, we will only then contact those who have been shortlisted for interview.  If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

If shortlisted, how will I be contacted?

If you are successful at shortlisting stage the HR Department will contact you with details of the assessment centre either by email, phone, or letter.

Data Protection

Personal data obtained from applicants during the recruitment process will be held securely.  Information provided will be used solely for the purposes of selection for the post advertised, unless express permission for additional use is sought from the applicant [e.g., if the applicant might be considered for other vacancies]. Other than for the successful applicant, no personal data provided in the course of the application, other than that stored and processed as part of Adullam Homes Housing Association for monitoring of equal opportunities, will be retained beyond one year from the date from the position was advertised.

How long does it take for the references and DBS checks to come back?

Turnaround time for references and DBS checks is between 2-3 weeks, however that may be longer depending on the whether the check is basic or enhanced.

Who should I contact if I have any queries regarding the application process?

If you have any difficulties completing the application form electronically, or have a query relating to the recruitment process please contact the HR Team on 0121 500 2828


Interview tips

Do your research!

If you have been sent information by the recruiting manager ahead of the interview, please ensure you read it. You should also visit our website so you can learn about us and what we do. You can also follow us on social media to get the most up to date information!

 Know your CV

You should be familiar with your CV and confident talking about “you”. You wrote it so you need to know it. Consider the questions that you’ll be asked. Usually the first question is “tell me about yourself” This is your moment- don’t recite a chronology but rather tell us your story. Be sure to practice on a friend or family member.

 Consider your image

Be sure to know what you are going to wear and consider your online presence and what that says about you.

 On the day

·       Arrive early- 15 minutes will do. It’s a buffer, giving you time to get focused and you will not be rushed.

·       Make an impression-Greet your interviewer by name and make eye contact. Above all else – smile!

·       What’s your weakness?- Prepare for the “what’s your weakness?” question. It’s not about admitting your weaknesses... it’s about explaining how you overcome them.

·       Prepare your questions-When it’s your turn to ask a question, prepare some ahead of time – ideally, ask questions that also reveal something more about you.

·       Take notes- It shows you’re paying attention and you’re conscientious. Besides you’ll be amazed how quickly an interview goes – you’ll want to remember the detail.

·       End positively- Tell the interviewer you look forward to hearing from them. If they give you a business card – follow up with an email to thank them for their time.

If you have any additional queries, please do not hesitate to contact the HR team on careers@adullam.org.uk 

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