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If we offer you a job

After the interviewers have considered their notes and any assessment results, they will decide who to appoint.

Your provisional offer

If you are successful, you will receive a phone call with a provisional, informal offer. Assuming you wish to take the role, you will then receive a formal provisional offer via email. Attached to the email will be a number of forms for you to complete and return, to the provided email address. 

We'll also need you to come and see us with ID and right to work documents. We will check professional registrations, DBS disclosures and seek references, explained further below.

What we will ask for


Depending upon your previous career history we will seek one or more references.  You must ensure that your first referee is your current employer. You will find guidance on the application form but as a general rule we will seek sufficient references to cover three years of your job history.

Naturally, we hope your referees will provide glowing references about you. 

However, if a referee feels that you have not performed, or you have been dismissed for something that would cast doubt on your suitability for the post, the person giving the reference may:

  • not provide a reference at all
  • provide a detailed account, including references to any negative issues.

Some organisations may only supply a basic, factual reference, giving the dates of employment and the job title.

Seeing your original documents

For identity checks and checks relating to the Disclosure and Barring Service (required for posts working with vulnerable groups), documents must be produced in person. You will be invited to book a meeting online with one of the recruitment team in your provisional offer letter.

Please note that when producing a passport or visa that it is a 'current' document for example a current passport; a current biometric residence permit; a visa contained within a current passport. A valid visa in an expired passport, while acceptable as Right to Remain, is no longer acceptable as Right to Work. For further information on immigration and visa checks, please visit the UK Border Agency website.

For information about the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) see our DBS page.