The Recruitment Team
The Recruitment Team provide a service that ensures the Trust recruits the highest calibre of staff possible in a timely and efficient manner, which in turn helps the Trust to provide the best possible levels of care for our patients. Our approach to recruitment is reflected in our team motto: "Recruitment with care, for the best of care".
What do Recruitment do?
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust operates a partially devolved recruitment process, meaning that departments retain responsibility for the selection of their candidates at a local level, as well as vacancy-specific communications.
You may ask where the Recruitment Team fit into a partially devolved process - well, our role is surprisingly varied, and broadly encompasses the following activities: serving as a first point of contact for enquiries from applicants and prospective applicants alike; central management of the application process; the advertising of vacancies; providing expert advice in support of, and regulation to, departments' recruitment activities; and second-tier central administration of criminal records and right to work (pre-employment) checks.
Where there is any variation in the Trust's standard recruitment process - for example with a senior appointment or for non-departmental specific recruitment (e.g. senior appointments, Health Care Assistants or volunteers) - we manage the process through a central model of recruitment, giving us responsibility for schedules, communication with candidates and the co-ordination of pre-employment checks. For selected vacancies, senior members of the team will also form a part of the interview panel.
The team are also actively involved in trying to build our links with our local community, through our work with partnership organisations like Job Centre Plus and NYBEP, and through our activities oriented towards engaging young people (including the facilitation of work experience placements, on-site activities for schools and attendance at careers fairs).
As a team, we pride ourselves on our high standards, our expertise, and our strong sense of customer service. While we are a very busy service, we are always happy to make time to talk to people in regard to any aspect of our recruitment service.
Our approach to recruitment is reflected in our team motto: "Recruitment with care, for the best of care".