Shortlisting and interview

Shortlisting the post

The initial selection and interview decisions are made by the individual recruiting managers. The recruiting manager will draw up a shortlist of candidates to invite to interview after the vacancy has closed. They will shortlist the candidates that meet as a minimum the essential criteria of the person specification. If they have received a large number of applications, the manager may shortlist against the essential and desirable criteria detailed on the person specification.

Unsuccessful candidates

If you are unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage, we will notify you via email through your Trac Jobs account. If you require feedback as to why your application was unsuccessful, please contact the individual who was named in the advert.

Successful candidates

If you are shortlisted for a vacancy we will send you an invitation to attend an interview via email to you Trac Jobs account.

The invitation will advise you of the date and time of the interview and where they will be taking place. The invitation will also include details about the interview panel and any tests or presentations that form part of the selection process.


Please be on time for your interview and take with you originals of your identification and qualifications.

Candidates unsuccessful at interview

The recruiting manager will contact all unsuccessful candidates to advise them of the outcome and to offer feedback on their performance at the interview.

Successful candidates

The recruiting manager will contact the successful candidate(s) to verbally offer the post to them subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks being received. If you accept the verbal offer of the post you will be sent a conditional offer of employment by email to your Trac Jobs account, indicating what pre-employment checks are required.

Page last reviewed: 8 July, 2022