Making your application a success

The four R's for making your application to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity a success.


Familiarise yourself with the full job description, running through each point and thinking about what skills you have that make you suitable. We suggest that before you apply you re-read your CV and any standard cover letter you usually send, then tailor it to the position you are applying for at the charity.


Reflect on your career to date and write down any examples of where you’ve performed tasks that form a key part of the role. If you make it through to interview stage, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate the skills and competencies required for the role. Providing examples of where you have done things in practice will have greater impact than just discussing the theory.


We would expect all candidates who are invited to an interview, to conduct a certain level of research on the charity prior to their interview. This might be information you can find on our website, anything that has recently featured in the news or asking people within your network. You might also want to take a peek at the LinkedIn profile of those confirmed as your interview panel. Passionate is one of our five values and this is something we look for in every candidate we appoint to a position within the charity. For us passionate means being driven, committed and proud of what we do. Read more about our values.


Although we run our interviews in a professional environment, the comfort of our interviewees is paramount. We will make every effort to ensure you feel comfortable so that you can perform at your best. Following the tips above regarding preparation should also help you feel more at ease. In terms of what you should wear, we suggest smart office attire that will allow you feel comfortable and relax.

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