1. Please download the online application form relevant to the role
  2. Complete all sections of the form. 
  3. Make sure the form is tidy and try to avoid mistakes.
  4. Always proof read before you send it.
  5. Type clearly in black font
  6. Within’ Previous Employment’ section, always state why you have left a position.  This may be checked.
  7. Always explain any gaps in work history e.g. travelling, maternity leave, periods of homelessness – we would like you explain gaps  so that unfounded assumptions won’t be made. West London Mission recognises that personal experience of homelessness can  make a very valuable contribution to our services.
  8. Where qualifications are essential criteria for a post this will be stated in the Person Spec and proof of qualifications and membership of professional bodies will be asked for when we take up references.
  9. When completing the ‘Why this post? ’ section of the application form or your supporting statement (which should address the key points in the person spec), consider the following:
    • Applications will be assessed from the information you provide.  Therefore you need to clearly demonstrate your capabilities in relation to each of the criteria listed in the person specification, taking in to account the job you are applying for.
    • It is essential that evidence or examples are given of your experience against each appointment criteria.  For example it is easy to say you have had to liaise with clients to identify and respond to their needs; it is more effective to give examples of how you have used these skills and what you have achieved. If you have had experience of homelessness you can use this to support the information provided.
    • We look for people with potential and transferable skills rather than people who have worked in the same role or level before.  If you are coming from a different background, demonstrate how your skills are transferable to the role you are applying for.
    • Use clear, concise sentences
    • Don’t make false claims, honesty is always the best policy.
    • Explain why you are interested  in working for West London Mission in this job.

Once you have completed the form please come back to this site and upload it to your application.

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