How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in a career with Shropdoc. This page has been prepared to help you complete and present your application in the best possible way.

Please remember the application form is the only information that we have about you therefore you should fully complete all sections providing as much details as possible. If for some reason a section of the application form does not apply to you, please make this clear on your application form.

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted, all applicants are required to complete an application form.

All posts will close at 12 midnight on the closing date. If you complete a paper application form, this will also need to be received by the closing date. If your application arrives after this date, we cannot guarantee that it will be considered.  Please note that on occasions, posts may close earlier than the closing date due to the large amounts of applications being received. Therefore early applications are advised.

Following the closing date, shortlisting will be undertaken by the Recruiting Manager and a member of the HR Team.  Once this has been finalised we will contact all shortlisted candidates via letter or e-mail (or telephone if appropriate) with details of the interview. 

All unsuccessful candidates will be notified by letter or e-mail.

  • Take your time with your application – don’t rush – remember this is your first chance to make an impression.
  • Remember the shortlisters do not know you and may have no knowledge of the previous roles and experiences you may have, so be detailed. 
  • Read through the advertisement, job description and person specification carefully.
  • Ask yourself whether you are truly interested in the job, can you demonstrate commitment to the ethos and mission statement of Shropdoc?
  • The supporting information is the most important section of the application form. Don’t forget to mention how you meet the requirements of the person specification – sell yourself!
  • Read your application carefully and check for errors and omissions. False declaration or omission in support of your application will disqualify you from appointment. If you are appointed and false information has been provided, this may lead to disciplinary or legal action being taken against you.

This section should be completed in full by all applicants.

This section gives you the opportunity to list all the qualifications you have obtained through formal education. Please list them starting with the most recent first. For some positions qualifications are essential, but not all. The person specification will tell you which qualifications are required. Selection will be based on the qualifications that are required for the position as listed in the person specification. Please note that you will be asked to provide original certificates for your qualifications.

Please list membership of any professional bodies which are relevant to the position for which you are applying i.e. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). You will be required to provide evidence of current registration if you are offered the post and throughout any period you remain employed with Shropdoc.

You should provide full employment history. Any gaps in employment history should be explained in your application form.  If you have been out of paid employment, have never been in paid employment or you are undertaking voluntary work, please provide details of this as it may be relevant to the position for which you are applying. If you have been self-employed, you will be asked to provide evidence of your self-employed status should you be offered the position

This section is for you to provide us with relevant information on why you feel you are suitable for our vacancy. We will be assessing your application against the criteria listed in the person specification and therefore when completing this section you should ensure that you refer to the job description and person specification provided.

Ensure that you list all of your past experiences and provide evidence of your relevant skills, knowledge and competencies whether these have been gained in a work or personal environment. 

Please give the names of the people who have agreed to supply references. For all positions written references must be obtained to cover at least the preceding 3 years of employment.  This must be your Line Manager or someone in a position of responsibility who can comment on your employment history, work experience, competence, personal qualities and suitability for the post. If you are a student please provide contact details of a teacher at your school, college or university. Please note that personal references such as friends and relatives are not acceptable.    Referees may be approached prior to interview unless you indicate otherwise.

If you have any specific questions about our vacancies we are always happy to talk to you. Please contact our Recruitment Team on 01743 454900 or email We look forward to hearing from you.


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