Completing this application form
You should refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for this post to compile your application.
Please ensure that you complete all sections of the form. You may add sheets if you need extra space to record your responses. We will not accept CVs or partially completed application forms.
You do not need to sign the declaration if you submit your application via email. However you will be required to sign a copy of your application form if you attend an interview.
The closing date for completed applications is Monday 12th June at 2.00pm.
Your completed application form must be received at the following address by the closing date and time:
Post: Recruitment, IntoWork, Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY
Applications received after the cut off date and time will not be passed to the short-listing panel. IntoWork does not accept responsibility for delays in the postal system or IT servers. You are strongly advised to ensure that you submit your application in good time.
If you would like us to acknowledge receipt of a postal application, you must enclose an SAE.
You are expected to address all of the points listed on the Person Specification on your application form.
The short-listing panel will assess applications against the criteria listed the Person Specification. They will consider ‘essential’ criteria in the first instance, but may also consider ‘desirable’ criteria if there is a high volume of applicants with similar assessments.
Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June.
Interviews are expected to last between 35 and 45 minutes.
If you are selected for interview, we will contact you by the method that you indicate on Section A of the application form.
The Recruitment Panel may decide to invite some applicants to a second interview. The date and time of this appointment will be arranged with the appropriate applicants.
We will advise applicants of the outcome of their interview by letter.
Into Work is not able to pay relocation costs.
Into Work does not pay general costs, such as refreshments, incurred by applicants attending an interview, or travel costs outwith Edinburgh and the Lothians. However we will reimburse bus or standard train fares within our operating area of Edinburgh, East, West and Midlothian.
While we are committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants, IntoWork is only able to offer a contract of employment to foreign nationals who can provide evidence that they are eligible to work in the UK.
This post involves working with vulnerable adults. The post-holder will be required to undertake relevant disclosure checks before employment can commence.
Disclosure checks are handled confidentially by a senior Into Work Manager.
Into Work has a policy on the recruitment of offenders, to ensure fair treatment where criminal record information is disclosed which is not relevant to the job. If you have any concerns about your own fair treatment please feel free to enclose a separate letter with your application marked Confidential—G Cooper. You should include your name and any details you wish to make known about your criminal record in the letter.
Into Work has a Data Protection Policy. We guarantee that the information you provide will be held securely and used only for recruitment purposes. It will be destroyed 12 months after the interview date.
It is recognised that disabled people are not only those whose disability is immediately apparent, but also those whose disability is not obvious (eg: heart trouble or mental ill health).
Into Work operates a scheme guaranteeing an interview to all disabled applicants who demonstrate on their application form that they meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy, and who ask to be considered for the scheme. The minimum criteria are defined as meeting the ‘essential’ criteria listed on the Person Specification. You are not obliged to participate in the scheme if you have a disability.
If your application is successful and you require us to make reasonable adjustments, we will need to establish how you will be able to do the tasks identified in the Job Description. It will help us if you are well informed about possibilities in your situation.
IntoWork is happy to provide constructive telephone feedback to any disabled applicant.
We welcome feedback on our processes and communication. We will use this feedback to provide a better service
If you feel that, during the recruitment process, you have been treated unfairly, or that you have been subject to discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, ethnic origin, disability, sexuality, religious belief, political opinion, age, marital status, economic status or social background, you may wish to make a complaint.
To register a complaint or to offer feedback, please get in touch with us, using whatever format is appropriate to you and addressing your communication ‘Confidential – G. Cooper’ to the address on the first page of this form, within 3 months of the date of the job advert. If you have a complaint, it will be investigated by IntoWork and you will receive a formal reply within 28 days of receipt of your complaint.