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Starting at the Trust

Congratulations! Well done on being offered a job here! There are just a few more steps to complete before you join us.

  • Conditional offer of employment: We will send you a conditional offer of employment by email indicating what references and other documents we require for pre-employment checks.
  • Pre-employment checks: before you start we must verify your references. You may need to complete other pre-employment checks; for example, a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)
  • Employment health check: you need to complete an employment health questionnaire before your first day. This will be screened by our Occupational Health team.
  • Start date: we will agree a start date with you when we have verified your references.
  • Contract: you will receive a copy of your employment contract and details of your induction by email in advance of your start date and sign your contract of employment with us on your first day at the Trust.

We want your first few weeks and months with us to go as smoothly as possible.

Your first day

Your line manager will usually contact you shortly before you start to confirm what time to arrive and where to meet.

They will also co-ordinate what happens on your first day, introducing you to your team, helping you to find your way around and ensuring that you have all the information you need to do your job.


Everyone who joins us takes part in our induction programme. It is part of your training and introduces you to our Trust and how we work, as well as giving you essential employment-related information.

  • Local inductions: new staff, current employees who have been appointed to other positions at the Trust and medical staff who are rotating through different specialties will have a departmental induction. It covers things like local procedures, facilities, key contacts, risks and risk management.
  • Corporate inductions: all new staff also have a corporate induction. It covers key information such as the Trust’s aims and objectives, policies, procedures, and health and safety.
  • Appraisals - During your local induction period, your manager will explain more about your job role. Once you are settled in, they will also set objectives with you. Your progress will then be evaluated at your annual appraisal meeting. You will be expected to show evidence and/or a description of how you have met your objectives and worked within our values.
  • You will also discuss your training and development needs and plan with your manager how these can be met.

Finding your feet

We know that starting any new position can be challenging, especially with a leading mental health trust like ours.

We will support your career development through a number of well-established programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes.

If you are finding it difficult to cope with conventional work hours we can offer flexible working hours, including options to work from hope, job sharing etc.

We also offer benefits to help with your health.

Surveys show that our people like working with us, and we are sure you will too.


Before you start

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If you are successful

The recruiting manager will tell you at your interview how and when you will be notified if you are successful.

If you are unsuccessful we will tell you by email via your NHS jobs account.

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