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Whatever information you’re hoping to discover, we hope you’ll find it here. We want to encourage everyone who is interested in joining us, to do so. So, we’ve pulled together all of the facts, steps, hints and tips you should need.

If there’s something we haven’t thought of or a question that you’d specifically like to ask, you’ll find our contact details here too.

Application Process

Application Process

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  • Step 1. Complete your application

    To get started, submit your application via NHS Jobs or via our website. When the post is closed, we’ll shortlist everyone who applied against the advertised criteria.

  • Step 2. Making the shortlist

    If your skills and experience match those we’re looking for, you’ll be shortlisted and invited to come for an interview. If we feel you’re not suited to this role, at this time, we’ll email you to let you know.

  • Step 3. Invited to interview

    You’ll receive an email invite to an interview, this will include a link for you to book a suitable time to attend. Once you select a time, you will receive an email which will include details of the interviewers and any additional tests that form part of the selection process, as well as when and where to attend on the day.  If the interviews are being held virtually you will be provided with instructions as to how to sign in.  Depending on the role, you may be required to undertake other forms of assessment as part of the selection process. This may include Presentations, Intray exercises, Discussion Groups, Psychometric Tests for example.

  • Step 4. After your interview/assessment

    If you’re unsuccessful, we’ll email you to let you know. We’ll also include details of the recruiting manager so you can get in touch with them should you require feedback. If you’re successful, we’ll email you a conditional offer. This will confirm the details of your new role and explain the next steps in the recruitment process.

  • Step 5. Pre-employment screening

    We have to make sure that our patients and staff are safe in our care, so our stringent NHS pre-screening process meets right-to-work, DBS and data protection regulations.

  • Step 6. Your unconditional offer

    Once your pre-employment screening is completed and your checks have all been verified and cleared, we’ll arrange a start date and then book you onto our Corporate Welcome.


    Congratulations! You’re now officially part of the team. 

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Hints & Tips

Hints & Tips

We receive lots of job applications. It’s useful to understand how we evaluate them, so that when you’re applying to join us, you can make sure you’re giving it your very best shot. Here are some helpful points to consider:

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  • Read everything carefully

    Ask yourself if you’ve the necessary experience, qualities, capabilities and qualifications to apply for the advertised role and make sure you gain a realistic understanding of the day to day responsibilities.

  • Sell yourself

    Emphasise what you’ve achieved professionally and personally so far and highlight why you’d be the ideal candidate for the advertised position.

  • Be honest

    Highlight the relevant qualities and skills you’ve gained in any previous employment but be truthful, as you may have to elaborate on these points if you progress to interview stage.

  • Be relevant

    Answer each question fully, but succinctly. Avoid waffle if possible and stick to the point you’re making. Don’t be too lengthy. Keep it short, sweet and to the point.

  • Quality Check

    Make sure your contact information is correct, check all grammar and spelling and make sure you or someone else proofreads your application before you press submit.

  • Include references

    Any professional, academic and/or personal references will only bolster your application, but make sure your referees’ contact information is updated and correct.

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Open Days


Open Days

This is the place to find out for yourself what it’s like working with us. Think of it as an opportunity to ‘try before you buy’. After all, the thought of starting a new job can be quite daunting and it’s only natural to wonder if you’re making the right career step.

Our Open Days give you a great opportunity to see and speak with professionals across our hospitals and community services. You’ll be able to get a better picture of what your future role here could look like and where a career in the Northern Care Alliance in Greater Manchester can take you.

Upcoming events:
You can follow our Eventbrite page to stay updated on our next Open Days here

Band 5 Nursing Recruitment Event – Oldham Care Organisation
Monday 27th November 2023
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AHP Day Recruitment Days coming soon to 2024

23rd February – NCA Wide Physiotherapy Recruitment Event
1st March – NCA Wide Occupational Therapy Recruitment Event

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Contact Us


Contact Us

If you have any queries or questions that you’d like to ask us directly or there are subject areas we haven’t covered, we’re always happy to help. So, please feel free to get in touch on the channels below.

Call us on:
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