There are two different options for applying;

  • You can apply online by clicking here
  • You can email or call 0161 638 3285 and ask for a printed copy to be posted/emailed to you.

If you want to apply for more than one role you will need to complete an application form for both.

If you have a disability, we will accept applications in different formats such as a CV or audio, please email or call 0161 638 3285 for more information.

You must have a valid work permit to apply for a role.  The Human Resources team will ask to see evidence of this before you are offered employment.  This is in line with current Home Office requirements.  Further information is available from the UK Visas and Immigration page.

As part of Care in Mind’s ‘safer recruitment’ process, we need to be aware of your full employment history for us to understand your previous experience and to also discuss any gaps with you.

It is important that you highlight any gaps (anything above 4 weeks) in your employment history and explain what you were doing for these periods e.g. stay at home parent, travelling etc.

If you have been self-employed during the last three years, this means we will need to see your tax returns for that period if you are successful.

In addition, if you have been claiming benefits for the past three years we may need to contact the Benefits Office to verify this.

We require the names of two referees, not related to you, who are willing and able to provide up-to-date references on your qualifications, experience and skills.
One of these must be your current or most recent employer.

If you have not previously been employed, a referee related to relevant voluntary or community work or, if appropriate, your head teacher or lecturer/tutor from your last school, college or university.

If you currently or have previously worked with young people or vulnerable adults, the other reference must be from this source.

Please note personal or character references will not be accepted.

Please give details of your education, qualifications and training, starting with secondary school.

If we have requested that you have a professional qualification for this job (ie. NVQ, Nursing, Social Work qualification etc.), you will need to provide us with the relevant original certificates/registration documents at interview.

The supporting statement is one of the most important tools for the selection panel.  Read the Person Specification requirements in the Job Description and, in no more than 750 words, explain why you are suitable for this post.

You should address each of the relevant essential / desirable requirements listed, giving evidence of your skills, experience and knowledge in each area.

As we work with vulnerable young people and adults, all posts within Care in Mind are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  You are required to declare any pending prosecutions or convictions you may have, even if they would otherwise be regarded as “spent” under the Act.  You must also declare any cautions or bind-overs.

If you have been convicted or cautioned you may still be eligible for appointment depending on the nature and circumstances of the offence.  However, failure to disclose details will result in your application being rejected and if appointed, may lead to dismissal.

If the post requires, you will be subject to an enhanced DBS check that you will need to complete once you have received a conditional offer.  Further information about DBS checks can be found online

The person specification, which is included at the end of the Job Description, details what the requirements are for the job role.  It explains what the essential and desirable elements of the role are and how applicants should demonstrate this; whether it be through the application form or through the interview.  If the requirement is essential then applicants are required to demonstrate how they meet this requirement.

The decision to invite you for interview and assessment will be based entirely on the information you provide on your application form.  Therefore, it is extremely important to provide examples on the application form of the skills, knowledge and experience that you possess which relate to the points on the person specification.

  1. Once you have applied, your application will go into the shortlisting stage, here all personal details will be anonymised.
  2. All applications will be shortlisted within two weeks of the closing date.
  3. You should, therefore, hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, if you are successful. If you are unsuccessful you will not be contacted and we cannot provide feedback at this stage.
  4. If you are successful, we will invite you for an interview. Please remember to bring at least 3 forms of Original ID with you and any original certificates/qualifications.

Depending on the role you are being interviewed for usually the interview process will consist firstly of a task and then a panel interview where there are usually 2-3 panel members. For our residential services and roles such as Support Worker, Waking Night Support Worker and Senior Support worker you will be asked to complete a written scenario based on the type of work you will be doing, where you will be asked to explain how you would react in certain situations. The panel interview will then ask you questions based on the criteria in the person specification of the job description. For our business support roles based a head office, there will usually be an in-tray exercise and a panel interview. For our more senior roles, we usually hold an assessment day where you will complete tasks alongside other candidates and then have a panel interview.

Please be aware that all applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks (references and DBS check) and to attend tailored seven-day mandatory induction programme at our head office in Stockport before commencing their role. This process helps to prepare you for the role and gives you relevant training required such as First Aid and Safeguarding. We therefore advise all successful candidates to be mindful of this when handing in their notice as a start date will not be confirmed until these processes have been completed.

Please view our safer recruitment: recruitment of ex-offenders document here.

If you have any questions please contact us

Phone: 0161 638 3285

Hope House, Unit B2, Hercules Office Park, Bird Hall Lane, Stockport, SK3 0UX