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Information for applicants

Thank you for your interest in working at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw. Here is some information for all applicants to positions.


Equal opportunities

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw is an Equal Opportunities Employer and will consider all applicants based on suitability regardless of gender, sexuality, associations, creed, colour, ethnic origins, race, age, marital status or disability, in line with the Equality Act 2010. We will also ensure that no employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on grounds which are unlawful or which are not relevant to the requirements of the particular job.

Please note that, in order to maintain our equal opportunity measures, CVs and other additional information such as testimonials will not be forwarded to those shortlisting, so you should ensure that all relevant information is given on the application form or continuation sheets.

Any offer of employment will be subject to the applicant complying with the disclosure process required by the Care Quality Commission and Disclosure and Barring Service.

Data protection

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018, Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw is responsible for securely collecting, storing and destroying the personal information you provide. The hospice collects your personal information when you submit a job application form to us. Under GDPR you are advised that the details provided on the application form will be used only for the purpose of recruitment and, if successful, to administer your role as an employee at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw. We will not pass your details onto any third parties without prior consent. For more information explaining how we use your information please see our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Completing the application form

Please note the following when completing your application form:

  • Please provide all the information requested.
  • Please supply an email address for communication purposes.
  • To shortlist applicants we need to identify that they meet the criteria on the person specification. We can only do this if you tell us in the section asking for additional information how you meet the criteria.
  • You should keep the information in the ‘Additional Information’ section relevant to the post you are applying for and should put particular emphasis on the essential criteria.

Interview and appointment process

Please complete and submit the application form online or download, print, complete and return your form to the People Services Department , Eden Valley Hospice, Durdar Road, Carlisle CA2 4SD.

We will acknowledge receipt of your application only if you provide us with an e-mail address (this keeps costs at a minimum).

Shortlisting will take place the week after the closing date; we will advise you via e-mail (or telephone for successful applications) the status of your application, if you haven’t provided an e-mail address, if you haven’t heard from us within one week of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

If you need this document in a larger print then please contact:

The People Services Team 01228 817619 or email

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