As a minimum all job vacancies must be advertised internally (i.e. to those working within NHSBT) on NHS Jobs and in NHSBT’s Vacancies Bulletin document. The Vacancies Bulletin is updated by Wednesday and Friday on a weekly basis. This includes posts that are to be filled on a permanent, fixed-term / temporary or secondment basis. Exceptions to this must be agreed with a senior member of the Recruitment team, who can be contacted via your recruitment contact or HR Direct.

Exceptionally other media can be used for external adverts.  Please discuss your requirements with your recruitment contact.

Vacancies which are identified as being relevant to redeployees for priority status will be published on NHS Jobs on the Internal Restricted Vacancies Area in the first instance, before being released to wider advertising.

If you are recruiting for a Donor Carer, Team Assistant or a Donor Centre Administrator, visit the Blood Donation Recruitment page.

Priority status for Redeployees

Your recruitment contact will guide you through the priority process for redeployees.

Each week we will compare the vacancies submitted for advertising against the redeployment register and relevant vacancies will be advertised via NHS Jobs on the Internal Restricted Vacancies Area in the first instance before being released to wider advertising. All other vacancies will be released to normal recruitment advertising. 

Redeployees will need to demonstrate in their application / interview how they meet the essential criteria for the role. You must consider whether a redeployee could be reasonably expected to acquire or meet the required criteria in a reasonable period of time. If a redeployee does not match the criteria in their application / Interview, the recruiting manager must provide justification, stating their reasons in writing to the Recruitment and Resourcing Department for ratification before the decision is confirmed to the redeployee. 

If you are unable to appoint a redeployee to your vacancy it will be released for wider advertising.

All redeployees who are not shortlisted or unsuccessful at interview may request feedback from the recruiting manager.