So you've decided you want to apply for a job at Missing People!
Here you will find everything you need to know about our hiring process. All our job vacancies require a full CV, along with a supporting statement; before the closing date.
How to apply
Before you apply, make sure you check the hints and tips listed on the 'Application and Interview Guidance' page, and read through the job description in detail.
Once you have done this, gather together the following documents;
- Full and up to date CV;
A supporting statement (maximum 2 pages) that demonstrates how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification. This statement is crucial to help us consider you for the role, so don't forget to address each criterion in the person specification and specifically highlight any relevant experience and skills you have, and why you want to work at Missing People;
You will be taken through the application process online and will need to attach your CV and supporting statement. Please ensure this is done before the closing time and date.
Application and interview guidance
What to do...
- Do have a look at our website and find out about who we are.
- Do think about why you want to work for Missing People.
- Do use your supporting statement as a chance to give us more information about you, how you match the role, connect with the charity and why you want to work for Missing People.
- Do prepare for the interview, considering how your previous experience matches up with the requirements for the role.
- Do have questions for us – it’s a two way process!
What not to do...
- Don’t be late for the interview.
- Don’t forget to give examples and evidence to support your answers.
- Don’t lose track of the time – you need to give us plenty of information in your answers, but not so much that your main points get lost and you go over time.
Shortlisting and interview process
Once we have read all the applications received for a vacant post, we let all applicants know if they have been shortlisted.
First interviews will be conducted by two members of staff (one of which is the line manager for the post) and will last around 45 minutes to an hour.
We look for demonstrable ideas and knowledge and at how you would meet the requirements of the role on offer. Remember to set the scene; be specific about your role in the situation / conducting the task; detail about your actions; and the end result (STAR approach).
Feedback is offered to candidates being invited back to second interview; as well as unsuccessful candidates should they request it.
Second interviews usually consist of a test (related to the job role), followed by a second meeting with at least two members of staff.
In this second meeting, we look to learn a little bit more about you, to delve deeper into what makes you tick and to assess how well you would fit within Missing People's culture. It's important for you to ask us questions in both stages, to assess if Missing People is the right fit for you too!