How to apply

If you are interested in working for Plus Dane, please take the time to read through these guidelines first – they’re designed to help you make the very best of your application.

In order to make it as easy as possible for you when completing your online application form on our website, we advise that you use the latest browser version and suggest you use Google Chrome. Older browser versions may not be compatible and may affect submitting your application form via our website.  

At the moment it is also not possible for you to partially complete your online application, save it and come back to it at a later date - so we recommend you prepare your application and then copy and paste the information into the form before submitting.

Please complete the personal details section fully as this will enable us to contact you if we need to.

CVs should only be submitted as supplementary information, not as a replacement for the form or for sections on the form.

When completing the competency-based questions we are keen to hear about any voluntary / community work and other experience you may have had as well as paid work – all experience counts, and we know that many valuable skills are developed outside the paid workplace.

You should also pay careful attention to the values listed in the job pack; our values underpin all the roles within Plus Dane, and there will be some form of assessment against these at the interview.

When completing your application form, remember that the shortlisting panel will assess your application based solely on what you provide – so make sure you include everything you can to increase your chances. The form needs to include information which gives clear evidence about how you meet the specific requirements of the job you are applying for, as described in the role profile. You can include this information in the ‘relevant experience and skills’ section of the application form. 

If your application does not include information as to how you feel you meet the specific requirements of the job you are applying for, it is likely your application will be unsuccessful.

Equal opportunities

We feel strongly that diversity is good for business in terms of responding to our customers and the services we give them.  Diversity in the workforce, in our view, is more interesting, fun and creative. We especially want people to feel comfortable and supported, to be themselves and not to feel that there are any barriers put in the way of their being able to do the best at work, develop their skills and enjoy working for us.

To ensure that we are working in the right direction to achieve this, we regularly monitor our performance in terms of our applicants for employment and our current employees with the aim of ensuring fair representation at all levels in the workforce.

It would be very helpful to us therefore, if you would complete the equal opportunities monitoring form and return it with your application. This information is confidential and is kept separately from your application form by the HR Team.

If you decide not to complete this form it will not affect your job application but we hope that you will understand the reason why we feel it would be helpful.

If you have any difficulties completing the application forms, please contact the Recruitment Line on 0151 708 0674 for us to arrange an alternative method for you.