Read before applying Please read before applying What should I put in the covering letter? In your covering letter, you should clearly explain your motivation for applying for the post and provide specific evidence demonstrating how you meet the required capabilities as detailed in the job description. We will not consider applications without covering letters tailored to this opportunity. This information will be used to decide whether or not to invite you for interview. Your covering letter should be no longer than two A4 pages. We kindly ask you not to attach or insert your photograph in your CV or covering letter, nor put your name or surname anywhere in the covering letter. As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we have introduced ‘name blind’ recruitment, to help reduce unconscious bias when screening applications. It means your name and contact details can’t be seen by our recruiting team when they screen your application. By removing these details from the application, it helps our recruiting team to evaluate people on their skills and experience instead of factors that can lead to unconsciously biased decisions. When will I hear from you about the status of my application? Once you have completed your application and sent it through you will receive an automated acknowledgement email confirming receipt of your application. Applications will usually be shortlisted within two weeks of the closing date. If you are successfully shortlisted for interview, a member of the HR team will contact you to arrange an interview. As we receive a large number of applications for our advertised vacancies we are unable to respond to those applicants who have not been shortlisted and we apologise for this in advance. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.