All RAD recruitment campaigns follow an application form procedure. Applicants should only submit a CV in support of a completed application form.
Application forms are assessed against the person specification for the job. Those who meet the requirements most closely will be invited for interview. You will be informed via email if your application is unsuccessful.
If invited for an interview, you will be notified of the date and time via telephone and receive an email confirmation. You may be expected to complete a skills test and you will be informed if this is the case when contacted for interview.
Interviews normally take place at RAD headquarters in London. We are unable to refund travel expenses for interviews.
Outcome of interview
The HR team will be in touch with you via telephone to let you know that you have been successful. Once you accept an offer, written confirmation will follow.
The HR team will notify unsuccessful candidates via email.
All offers of employment are made subject to satisfactory references.
Referees will be contacted in advance of an interview where a post involves direct contact with children or with vulnerable adults. For other posts, referees will be contacted after an offer of employment has been made.
Criminal records screening
Posts involving direct contact with children or with vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (or overseas body equivalent).
- The RAD has a policy statement on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders and any criminal records will only be taken in to account if relevant to the post.
- We also have a policy statement on the Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information .
Criminal records self-declaration
If you are shortlisted for interview and have a criminal record you are required to complete the Criminal Records Self Declaration Form.
Under the Exceptions Order of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we are entitled to ask applicants for work with children to disclosure any criminal records they may have, including spent convictions. If you are invited for an interview for a post of this nature, please include spent convictions.
If you need to complete this form it can either be returned to the HR department in advance or handed to the HR representative on the day of the interview (in a sealed envelope).
Right to work in the UK
In compliance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, as a potential employee, you are required to provide documentary evidence of your legal right to work in the UK prior to starting work. A list of documents required by the UK Border Agency will be sent to you via email if you are invited for interview.
If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to bring original documentation with you. During the interview we will ask to see the documentation and take a note of what has been seen. If successful, you will be asked to bring the original documentation on your first day of employment so that we can make a copy.
An offer of employment is subject to verification of the right to work status and failure to produce valid documents will result in an offer of employment being withdrawn.