Applying for a role

A good application will help you show why you are the right person for the role you are applying for.

Once you have found a vacancy with us that you are interested in, you can start your application.

The application form is divided into several sections. You can complete your application in parts and save as you go but make sure you answer all the questions on the application form. If you do not, your application may not be considered.

You can work on your application over a number of days. This will give you the chance to check all of the information you provide before submitting. Please make sure you submit before any closing date. Be aware that some job adverts may close early, so it is best to submit your application as soon as possible.

View our jobs board to find details on the latest job listings.

Application - Top tips

  • Read the job advert, job description and person specification thoroughly before starting your application. Make sure the role is everything you expect it to be. This will give you the certainty that you are the right fit for the job description and a better idea of what kind of questions you might be asked during the interview.
  • If you would like more information about the role, contact the Recruitment Manager by using the contact details provided in the advert.
  • Submit your application as soon as you can. For some vacancies, we receive a very high number of applications. This means we may close the vacancy early. This is clearly marked on all of our job adverts.
  • When applying to come and work with us, we will ask you to provide information about your education and qualifications. This includes your employment history and your personal information. We will also ask for supporting information in your application. In this part of the application form, we want you to tell us about how you think you meet the criteria for the role.
  • Please include your reasons for applying and take the opportunity to highlight your particular strengths, motivations and relevant experiences. You might find it easiest if you use the criteria within the person specification as headings and provide examples of how you meet these criteria underneath those headings.

International Applications

North Bristol NHS Trust currently recruits overseas Nursing staff through an NHS Trust Supplier and we adhere to the NHSE Code of Practice in relation to applicants from Red List countries. This means we cannot accept any direct applications from candidates who are not already based in the UK.

If you do not have right to work in the UK and require sponsorship via a tier 2 visa, we can only accept your application if you apply for a role on the Skilled Worker visa, shortage occupations list and meet all eligibility criteria. Visit Gov.UK Skilled Worker visa: shortage occupations to see the list of relevant occupations.


Once a vacancy closes, all applications are sent to the Recruiting Manager to review and shortlist. At this stage, the Recruiting Manager will review each application against the person specification. We will keep your personal information anonymous to ensure we maintain a fair recruitment process for all candidates.

If we shortlist you, we will invite you for an interview. 

We aim to contact all of our candidates with an outcome of their application, however there are times when this is not possible. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the application closing date this means that you have not been successful in your application. If you would like feedback on your application, please contact the Recruiting Manager listed on the advert.