Application & Selection Process

We are seeking talent to join us over the next few months and therefore expect flexibility in the recruitment process, indicative timelines are provided yet are subject to change. 

Home Office - Process

Some further information on each stage in the process: 

Home Office - Online ApplicationYou can quickly and simply apply online. You will be asked to provide some basic biographical information, upload a CV and provide a short statement about your aspirations, career goals and why you would like to join us.  

Your application will be assessed against the essential criteria which will include a review of your statement. We will let you know within 7 days of your application if you have been successful at this stage.

Home Office - ShortlistingYou will be asked to book some time to talk to specialist recruiters in a telephone interview. We will offer a range of times and dates typically within a few days. This interview will focus on the behavioural indicators of two lead competencies and your aspirations. You can see the competencies in the Annex J of the candidate information pack and we will also provide you with guidance on how best to prepare when you book your interview. We will endeavour to let you know the outcome of the shortlisting within a few days and ideally no longer than 7 days after this interview. 

Home Office - InterviewsWe expect to conduct panel interviews towards the end of October and early November in London at the Home Office. It is likely that the interview will include a presentation and we will send you a briefing three days prior. We may also ask you to undertake an assessment online prior to your interview which will be considered alongside your interview.  

Home Office - OffersTop scoring applicants will receive a recommendation for appointment, subject to completion of the appropriate pre-employment checks. Please note these posts do require security clearance and this can take time. We will work with successful applicants to progress your checks as quickly as we can and will provide you with a single point of contact during this time. 

Home Office - Please NotePlease Note: We may re- advertise some or all of the roles if the first campaign does not fulfil all of the posts, applicants who apply in any campaign may be offered to progress their application at a later date if this is the case. We have provided some important information about our selection and assessment process and policies, please ensure you have read and understood these before you apply.