Interview Information

To help you feel at home as soon as possible, we’ve put together this useful information, along with all the forms you might need. 

Corporate induction

When you start work with us, we’ll give you a comprehensive introduction to the organisation and the people you’re working with. This will help you understand the principles and uphold them in your work. It will also give you a good overview of the Trust’s services and how the different parts of the organisation work together.

Essential training

Safety is massively important. So we’re committed to reducing both clinical and corporate risk. We do this by providing a systematic approach to risk management training and by making staff aware of the risks associated with not receiving essential training. We also have robust systems for monitoring attendance and non-compliance.

The Trust is aligned to the national core skills framework, which allows for transparency of all mandatory training across the NHS.

Preparing for an interview

We’re committed to making joining our team as easy as possible. But we have strict standards to adhere to.

If you’re currently applying for positions with us and have been invited for an interview, you’ll need to produce documents that show the panel you have a right to work in the UK and that you have the appropriate qualifications.

All applicants will also need to complete the Trust Declarations Form A, where you must declare all criminal convictions, including those that would otherwise be considered ‘spent’ (i.e. any convictions, cautions, reprimands, final warnings, Police investigations etc. regardless of when they were issued, including during childhood).

Before your interview, please bring…

  • Three forms of valid, current and original identification, at least one of which should be photographic (e.g. a current passport; photocard driving licence (with counterpart); UK ID card - non EEA foreign nationals; EU national identity card - EU only). At least one should also confirm your current address (e.g. utility bill or bank/building society statement dated within the last 3 months)
  • Evidence of any essential qualifications as identified in the person specification (e.g. RSA diploma, professional registration details)
  • Your completed Trust Declarations Form A

Self declaration form

After a successful interview

Firstly, well done! But there’s a bit more work to do before you can start with us.

In line with NHS standards we have to make sure you complete an Occupational Health clearance. This is part of our conditional offer, so you need to complete the Occupational Health Assessment and email it directly to our Occupational Health department at

Occupational Health Assessment form/questionnaire

If Occupational Health needs to see you in person, they’ll make contact with you directly.

These are all things you’ll need to complete:

It will really speed up the recruitment process if you complete all your forms correctly and send them to us as quickly as you can.

Posts where a Satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Disclosure (Formally Criminal Records Bureau) is required

If you have been in receipt of an Enhanced DBS certificate in the last 6 months, it may be possible to accept this document as a Disclosure Document. If you are possession of a DBS certificate dated within the last 6 months, you should bring this with you to your appointment with the HR Recruitment Team so it can be assessed.

Alternatively for (Substantive Staff) you will be required to pay for your own DBS check at a cost of £44.00. You will have the option of either having the total cost deducted in a lump sum from your first pay advice or by three equal instalments from the first three pay advices.

Please note that we will not be able to process your application until a form has been received. So please complete the AUTHORISATION OF DEDUCTIONS FROM SALARY form.

And for (Bank Staff) you will be required to pay for your own DBS check at a cost of £44.00. Please make your cheque payable to “The Christie NHS Foundation Trust” and return this with your completed documents. Please note that we will not be able to process your application until this cheque has been received.

To do this please follow the below instructions:

You should have already provided the interview panel with copies of these documents:

  • Current passport or UK/EU photo card driver’s license (license must include paper counterpart).
  • Two official proofs of your current address, which must be recent (within the last three months), e.g. utility bill, credit card or bank statement, mortgage statement or insurance documents.


  • Any of the following that you may have available: original birth certificate (or similar official document if born outside of the UK) paper drivers license, P45/P60, non-original birth certificate, and N.I. number.

On joining the Trust you will be automatically be added to the NHS Pension Scheme unless you opt out by completing an SD502 form. Please read this form so that you can make an informed decision. This form can be found on the internet.

The NHS Opt-Out Calculator will illustrate the impact on your take home pay and contains some information outlining the benefits you would lose if you decide to opt out.