I worked at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust full-time (More than 3 years)
Some absolutely dedicated and caring professionals with a huge variety of support staff doing an amazing job in challenging times.
Too many agency staff being used, lack of management getting involved in the day to day to truly understand the issues faced on a daily basis
Advice to Management
Spend some time on the floor to understand the challenges
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in May 2016.
It was in three stages; a presentation, competency-based interview and a writing test.
I had to prepare a 5-minute presentation on 'what are the top three things to think about when promoting a new NHS service?'
It was a two-panel interview with a Marketing Manager and an executive officer/PA who each took a turn to ask me questions.
I was asked six questions in total.
The manager started the interview with introductions and a summary of the role followed by a series of competency based questions.
Manager seemed underprepared and out of her depth as an interviewer when I asked questions about the role and examples of how they applied their values to their role.
For the writing test, I was placed in a room that was interrupted twice and the PC crashed twice meaning I lost my work. I told this to the executive officer but she shrugged off my concern.
I waited a week and didn't hear if I was successful. I had to chase HR to be told I was unsuccessful, and when I asked an HR advisor if I could have feedback, she told me in a laughable tone she wasn't in the interview so can't help me and advised me she'll ask the marketing manager to get back to me, but she never did.
Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition –