Information for Applicants

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 short listing, 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 Act 1998

The information given on this application will be either stored in a secure area for the period of your employment should you be appointed, and for a further period of six years following the date of leaving employment. Aspects of your application will also be stored on filed on a computer information system. If you are not appointed, the information will be stored in a secure area for a period of at least six months following application or interview. At the end of this period your records will be securely destroyed.

Completing the Application Form

Please note the following when completing your application form:

  • Please provide all the information requested and, if printing and handwriting the application form, please complete all the sections in black ink.
  • Please supply an email address for communication purposes.
  • To short list 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

As a local charity, we are constantly striving to make best use of our funds to provide an effective service to the people of Cumbria. As part of this effort, we regretfully do not acknowledge receipt of application forms. However if you wish to receive notification please enclose a self addressed envelope.

Please return your form to HR Manager, Eden Valley Hospice, Durdar Road, Carlisle CA2 4SD.

If you are shortlisted we will contact you by email or telephone, within five days of the shortlisting date. If you do not hear from us, you may assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful. If there is a delay during the process, we will communicate this here on our website and on social media.

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

HR Manager on 01228 817619 or email