Are you applying for a NHS role? For a number of NHS roles you will be asked to provide a supporting statement.
If this is your first job application for NHS role, applying to a specialism or for a consultant role our team can help. Our team also have significant experience in supporting candidates for non medical roles within NHS Trust.
Dependent on the role and the Trust that you are applying to, this can be a cover letter, additional questions on NHS Jobs or an open “statement” section of the application(approximately 1500 words)
At Pain Free Personal Statements, our team offer a no obligation 30 minute review call with prospective candidates to understand their needs. If our team believe that cannot help, or your feel that you do not wish to proceed then we wish you well with your obligation and part at that point. We are so confident that our team can enhance your application that we offer this a service to all candidates.
Is a supporting statement important?
Some posts asks for additional critiera and a supporting statement is the oppoortunity for a candidates to show how you meet these criteria.
To quote from Imperial College NHS Trust
“When you write your supporting statement it is worth bearing in mind that this is probably the most important section on the form. The information here is a large part of what managers will use to decide whether or not to invite you for an interview.”
What should I include in a good supporting statement?
Some posts advertised have additional ‘key questions’ which candidates are asked you to answer.
To write a really good supporting statement you will need to explain clearly and concisely how you meet all of the essential criteria for the post. If you don’t then the manager is likely to assume you aren’t suitable for the job. You are more likely to be invited for interview if you are able to show that you meet some or all of the desirable criteria as well. It is a good idea to give examples for both the essential and desirable criteria. Think about what skills and experience you have that may be relevant to the job.
Typical skills and qualities to evidence for medical roles include:
- MDT, why team work is important, your contribution to the team
- assessing complex needs of patients
- planning, implementing and evaluating appropriate nursing interventions
- communication skills – both verbal and written
- understanding of confidentiality in a health care setting
Other common themes
- teaching and mentoring – have you supervised health care workers? Or what good practice have
- the patient – that is what the job is about! Try to be patient focussed
- current issues – Do you know what the 6Cs stand for and about the Francis Report?
- policy and procedures – recognise the importance of working to local Trust policies, values and
- continuous professional development – how are you going to continually develop your
knowledge and skills? What have you done so far to evidence your commitment to this?
What about non medical roles in the NHS?
Our team have experience in supporting candidates for a wide range of non clinical roles. This range from graduate entry roles in procurement, finance, HR all the way to supporting applications for Senior Leadership teams at Trusts throughout the UK.
At Pain Free Personal Statements, our team offer a no obligation 30 minute review call with prospective candidates to understand their needs. If our team believe that cannot help, or your feel that you do not wish to proceed then we wish you well with your obligation and part at that point. We are so confident that our team can enhance your application that we offer this a service to all candidates. Why not Contact Us to find out more?