Application process

Thanks for your interest in working for Richmond Fellowship. Below is guidance to help you through our job application process.

You can also find more information in our handy application process FAQs.

If you’ve any questions please get in touch with our people services department at: recruitment@richmondfellowship.org.uk or 0207 6973300

Completing the online application form

When you find a job that interests you and match your skills, knowledge and experience, select the job online and then apply. Please note we only accept fully completed application forms, not CVs.

In order to submit an online application you’ll need to create a personal account. This will enable you to save your application and complete it at a later date if you wish. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address as we’ll use this address during the process to advise you on the status of your application.

Unless advised otherwise, the application form should arrive by midnight on the closing date. Any forms that arrive after this deadline will not normally be considered for shortlisting.

The interview process

If you’re invited for interview you’ll receive an email notification to invite you to book an interview slot online. Once you’ve booked your interview appointment you’ll receive confirmation that will explain the detailed arrangements.

If you need any special arrangements to enable you to participate fully in the interview, please contact our People Services department.

Our interviews are usually conducted with an interview panel of at least two. For some roles you may be asked to take a test or give a presentation. This will be confirmed with you ahead of your interview date.

Information we need to check before you join us

As part of the recruitment process we verify the following information before you can start your employment with us:

  • Asylum and immigration – During the course of your interview you’ll be asked whether or not you need permission to work in the UK. We’re legally required to check this. In order to prove that you are eligible to work in the UK, you’ll need to bring along one of the following documents: a UK/EAA passport, valid visa or full size UK/EAA birth certificate.
  • References – We’ll require a minimum of two referees. These must be professional, not a member of your family or a personal friend. We’re also unable to accept references from agencies.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure – Anyone who will be working directly with our service users will be required to undergo a DBS check first.