How we Recruit
All permanent vacancies are advertised. All Cestria vacancies follow a policy based recruitment process. You will be required to complete an application form for all vacancies- CVs cannot be accepted.
If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend a panel interview. Some vacancies may also require shortlisted candidates to attend an assessment centre. All appointments will be made on the basis of merit of the assessment process.
In order to help candidates feel more relaxed we suggest that applicants arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled interview time.
Under Cestria’s commitment ‘positive about disabled people’ (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) if you consider yourself as having a disability and in the shortlisting process meet the essential criteria you will automatically be offered an interview. The essential criteria relates to the key skills and experience as outlined in the role profile. If applying for the post under this scheme you will be required to declare this on your job application and give details of any special requirements you may need at the interview or assessment should you be invited.
All new employees will be employed on a six month probationary period.
Job Share Opportunities
The Association recognises in order to ensure that a wide range of applicants apply for employment, most full time vacancies should be open to job sharers. This method of working involves two part time employees who voluntarily share the responsibilities of one full time post, dividing the pay, holidays and other benefits between them, according to the number of hours worked.
Feedback on Applications
Unsuccessful candidates are able to requested feedback on their application and/or interview once the recruitment process is complete. This service is available for up to 3 weeks after the interview date.