Job applications and Supporting Statements
- Advice for nurses and healthcare professionals in both the NHS and private sector.
The process for submitting a job application varies greatly depending on the job and the employer.
If you’re applying for jobs in the public sector or with larger private sector organisations, you will probably find a Person Specification and Job Description included within the job application pack. The Person Specification will outline which skills, qualifications, experience and/or attributes the employer is looking for in a candidate. You may be asked to write a Supporting Statement, in which you'll have to demonstrate that you meet the desired criteria, and essentially show the employer why you'd be the best person for the job.
Alternatively, you may be applying for jobs with smaller private sector employers, (e.g. general practice, nursing home, independent company, etc) who require you to submit a CV and covering letter.
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If you're an RCN member, and want feedback on your supporting statement or covering letter, you can book a telephone appointment with a Career Coach. Call RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100 or enquire via live chat or email.
Alternatively, you can email your statement or covering letter to email@example.com, along with the Person Specification and Job Description. Written feedback will be provided via email within 10 working days. If your application is due sooner than this, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.