Use the example to write a short recruitment and induction policy for your organisation.
List all jobs/roles in your organisation. Complete a role description and then a person specification for each one, using the examples to help you.
Create a standard advertisement that you can adapt each time you
advertise a post. Make a list of the best types of media to use to advertise your different roles and
posts. Example provided may help.
Prepare a brief description of your organisation to
include the pack. Your pack should also include:
- job application form
- child protection policy
- job / role description
- self-declaration form and envelope
- covering letter including: advertisement date, closing date, shortlisting date, interview date.
- copy of your ex offender recruitment policy.
See the example provided for help.
Use the examples provided to help you create an application form.
Use the example to create a self-declaration form. This needs to be included the information pack you send to applicants. Ask them to complete it and place in separate envelope and mark as confidential. It only gets opened if they're shortlisted.
Develop a shortlisting process and a simple score sheet to rate each
candidate. Use the guidance provided.
To assess a person’s performance at interview make sure you agree on a set list of interview questions and tests. See guidance for further information.
Create a simple score sheet to record candidates' answers to the questions and tests that you set them. See guidance for further information.
Use a standard letter to request references,
including a reference form.
See the examples provided for help.
Applicants should provide two pieces of identification
and original copies of necessary qualifications prior to appointment. Check the example showing acceptable identification documents.
Use the example provided to help you decide which posts are eligible and how to use DBS checks in your recruitment process.
Further information visit the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Prepare a standard induction programme for new staff members, which you can
adapt as necessary. Example provided may help.
Think about the best way of supporting your new staff and volunteers to achieve a
high level of awareness. Here are some options:
- one–to-one supervision sessions
- a group briefing
- a more formal training process.
Example provided may help.
Build in a trial period for each new appointment. Arrange review dates with
each staff. member/volunteer when they first start. Example provided may help you deal with any concerns that arise during the trial period.
Write a short supervision policy that explains what is expected of supervisors,
and of staff and volunteers. Use the guidance provided for support on this.