Better Care

Before you start

Congratulations on being offered at job at BCHC.  There just a few more steps we need to complete before you can be part of our team.

  • Conditional offer letter – If you are successful at interview, we will post a conditional offer letter and pack with all the documentation you are required to complete for the pre-employment checks.

  • Pre employment checks – If you choose to accept the conditional offer you are required to complete and return the acceptance form along with the other pre employment check documentation.

  • Occupational Health - You are required to complete the online occupational health form. If you have proof of up to date immunisations you can also attach these to the online form. Occupational health will then screen your form and you may be required to attend an occupational health clinic for an immunisation review, and if required they may ask you to take a blood test.

  • Criminal Records Check – The post may require a disclosure and barring check (DBS). There is an online form for you to complete.

  • References – We are required to gain references from your most recent manager or place of education. If you are coming from one NHS Trust to another we only require 1 reference, similarly if you are from an external organisation or place of education and the reference covers a 3 year history, we will only require 1 reference. For all other candidates we will require references to cover a 3 year history with any gaps identified. E.g if you have been unemployed and claiming benefits we would require proof of the dates.
  • References often take a while to be returned so it is always useful if you speak to your referees to let them know a reference will be sent over imminently.

  • Unconditional offer letter - Once we have received all clearances and your references have been approved by the manager, we will then be able to send you an unconditional offer letter with a start date. We will contact you to agree a start date. Please do not hand in your notice until all your pre employment checks are complete and you have a start date. If you are new to BCHC, your unconditional offer letter will also contain a date for the Trust induction; this is often your first day of employment.

  • Contract – You will receive a copy of your terms of employment within 8 weeks of your start date. If you have previous NHS service we need to verify this before we send your contract. To help us verify your service it is useful if you can provide us with previous contracts or pension statements.

Contact Us

Centralised Recruitment Team 

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust
3, Priestley Wharf
Holt Street
Birmingham Science Park
B7 4BN

Tel: 0121 466 7430

8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Monday to Friday