Short Application Process
Fill in our short online application form for the role you wish to apply for. We encourage you to complete your application form as soon as possible as we review applications throughout the advertising period. If you require support with completing the form or would like more information please contact our recruitment team.
If you are successful with your online application form, you'll be invited to complete a short telephone discussion with a member of our recruitment team. This is to get to know you a bit more and understand whether this is the right opportunity for you, as well as for you to ask any questions you may have.
If you are successful with your telephone discussion, you will be invited to an interview.
Offer & pre-employment
If you are successful, you will be offered a great career opportunity with Friends of the Elderly. Our pre-employment team will be on hand to support you with your DBS application and obtain your references.
Once we have copies of your references and your DBS check in place, we’ll arrange your start date.
Welcome to the Friends of the Elderly careers page.
Friends of the Elderly has been supporting and caring for older people since 1905. Over a century later, we still play an important role ensuring that older people have the opportunity to live fulfilled and respected lives.
We provide a range of excellent care services including care homes and day care services across seven regions in England. With a variety of jobs from Health Care Assistant to Medical Technician, you are sure to find a role to suit you.
The quality of our employees is what sets us apart in delivering excellence. We know that in order to deliver the best care we have to employ the best staff, staff who are valued, respected and celebrated. We offer excellent training and development opportunities, as well as a range of benefits.
Why work for Friends of the Elderly?
Why become a Carer?
A great place to work
Friends of the Elderly has engaged with an external Recruitment Process Outsourcing partner to manage the recruitment process for these roles and your application.
This privacy notice sets out how the data that you submit will be used throughout our recruitment process and how we protect your personal data in accordance with the most recent Data Protection Regulations.
Cohesion Recruitment Ltd takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly observes the regulations of the latest Data Protection regulation.
We use your personal data made available by you exclusively for the purpose of processing your job application and the onboarding process for those candidates who are offered a role. Your personal data is not passed on, sold on or otherwise transferred unless this is necessary for the purpose of the recruitment process, executing an agreement or you have expressly consented to this. All third parties/platforms that Cohesion work with in regards to our recruitment processes are clearly outlined below.
We use your personal data in order to process and consider your application, including conducting eligibility checks. We will also use any information you or others provide to consider your application and for our legitimate interests in managing the recruitment process.
As part of our process, Cohesion Recruitment may ask successful candidates to provide details for at least two referees.
By providing referee details you confirm that you have the necessary authority and have obtained all necessary consent from those individuals in order for us to collect such information for the purpose of an employment or character reference.
For certain roles it may be necessary for us to verify the details you have provided (for example in relation to academic qualifications). We may use third party service providers to carry out these checks on our behalf.
Should the role require background checks in relation to criminal convictions we will tell you about this and again, we would use a third party service in order to carry out those checks on our behalf.
We will only carry out background checks in accordance with the law and with your consent.
Automated decision making
For some of our processes we may use automated programmes. For any element of our process that is automated, this will be very clearly stated and will give you the option to contact us to review/discuss the assessment that has been made.
Your data is being processed because;
- This is necessary for the legitimate interests of the business in relation to our recruitment and selection processes;
- This is necessary for compliance with legal obligations to which the business in subject;
- This is necessary for the taking of steps at the request of the individuals with a view to entering a new contract.
Retention of your data
We will hold details of your application for a period of 12 months following the last contact we have with you. We store your data for this time to deal with any matter that may arise in relation to your application.
Some candidates may wish to have their details entered into our talent pool, whereby we will keep your details on file to consider your suitability for future vacancies that may be available. Candidates will be asked if they would like to keep their details on file and would only be added to this database should they confirm they would like to do so.
Candidates who are part of the talent pool will be regularly updated via telephone or email and will be able to unsubscribe/remove their details at any time.
Disclosure to third parties
Personal data will be shared between the companies mentioned in this policy for recruitment, selection and on boarding processes only.
As part of the recruitment and selection process for some of our roles, Cohesion may use some third party services/platforms such as video interview platforms, Intelligence testing, DBS, or psychometric testing. All candidates will be made aware of when any third party platform or processing is being used and have the right to stop processing or withdraw their application at any time.
Personal data may be shared with government authorities if required by law to do so.
In the event that any of the companies mentioned in this policy are sold or integrated with another business, your details will be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchaser’s advisers and will be passed to the new owners of the business.
We have taken appropriate technical, administrative, physical and procedural security measures to protect your data from misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction.
If you wish to access your personal data please contact a member of our recruitment team on 0121 713 8320.
You have the right to ask us to rectify and delete your personal data, to restrict its use, or to transfer your data. You also have the right to request further information about the use and handling of your personal information and have the right to object to any further processing of your data by us.
All requests will be dealt with in a timely manner under the statutory time limit that GDPR stipulates.
Access may be denied in some instances if making the information available would reveal personal information about another person or if we are legally prevented from disclosing such information.