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permanent positions

what to expect when you apply for a permanent position at Epilepsy Society: 

  • full details of the vacant position will be provided which will detail any special requirements for the role.
  • if a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is necessary for the job role, it will be clearly stated in the advert.
  • the HR department will provide a copy of the Society’s DBS Procedure if requested, or more information can be found on the DBS website
  • your application and/or CV should clearly explain how you meet the person specification for the role.  
  • after the closing date your application will be reviewed/shortlisted and you will be contacted if you are selected for interview.
  • you may have a preliminary telephone screening interview, prior to a formal interview, or when you attend for interview be required to undertake a written exercise and/or prepare a presentation:   your interview invite will detail full requirements of any selection process.
  • you will be given the opportunity to advise us if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made at interview.
  • if you are successful at interview you will be required to satisfactorily complete various pre-employment checks before being confirmed in post, i.e. original documentation to evidence your eligibility to work in the UK; references (one from your most recent employer) covering your previous five years’ work history; occupational health clearance, DBS clearance if required; qualifications if applicable.
  • if you have not lived in the UK for the past five years we will request an overseas police check as part of our pre-employment screening.
  • please note that Epilepsy Society is not a sponsor organisation under the UK Border Agency’s points based Tier system.
  • once all pre-employment checks are complete we will agree your start date and you will attend the Society’s Corporate Induction training.  All posts are subject to a six month probationary period.
  • Epilepsy Society offers family friendly working practices and we are able to consider flexible working on an individual basis.
  • as a permanent member of staff you will be entitled to 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time) and also the option to buy/sell holiday. 
  • Epilepsy Society is registered as a Disability Confident Committed Employer (Level 1):  if a candidate declares a disability and meets the minimum requirements of the role they will be considered for interview.

If you require any assistance completing your online application, would prefer to complete a paper application form, or have any other queries please contact the HR department on 01494 601447.



Current jobs

We offer rewarding and inspiring careers where you can make a difference to the lives of people with epilepsy.  The majority of our work is at our Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire based in the Chilterns.