Latest statement

Statement published on 21st May 

This year, due to the pandemic and subsequent public health response, we will be conducting all interviews virtually. Access details will be sent to candidates individually.

The Panel

Interview panels will comprise of a Senior Specialist Scientist and a Senior Member of the NSHCS Leadership Team. For a select number of interviews, there will be a Lay Representative observing the process.

The Interview Structure

Your interview will be 40 minutes long;

  • 10-minute presentation with 10 minutes of questions
  • 10 minutes leadership questions
  • 10 minutes scientific questions

The Presentation

As we are using a virtual platform for interviews this year, candidates will be required to share their desktop screens for the panel to view their presentation.

We will be running sessions for you to have an attempt at sharing your screen to help you become confident with the technology and platform. We highly encourage you to attend a session.

  • 16 June 2020: 9am-12pm
  • 17 June 2020: 9am-12pm
  • 18 June 2020: 9am-12pm

Log in details for the practice sessions will be made available in your individual invites.

Attending your interview:

There will be a briefing each morning at 9am on the day of the interviews.

To participate in the interviews, you will be required to log onto a device that has a camera function. No ‘audio only’ interviews will be taking place.

On the day of your interview, please ensure that you have the following documents with you:

  • 2 Photo ID documents inclusive of your Original Passport.
  • Evidence of HCPC Professional registration. If professional registration is still underway, please provide one copy of this evidence from the professional body.
  • If you have a disability, and require particular arrangements to be made to enable you to attend or if you require support to assist you during the interview, please contact hcsapplicants@hee.nhs.uk on receipt of this notification so we can discuss how we will support you.
  • If you are unable to attend your interview, please email the NSHCS Helpdesk Service as soon as possible hcsapplicants@hee.nhs.uk

HSST Interview Schedules

22nd June

9:30 11:00 13:00 14:30
Clinical Bioinformatics Health Informatics Clinical Bioinformatics

Genomics

Clinical Biochemistry Clinical Biochemistry
Medical Physics Medical Physics Medical Physics Medical Physics
Radiotherapy Physics Radiotherapy Physics Radiotherapy Physics Radiotherapy Physics
Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics
Immunology Immunology Immunology

23rd June

9:30 11:00 13:00 14:30
Respiratory & Sleep Respiratory & Sleep Respiratory & Sleep
Cardiac Science Cardiac Science Respiratory & sleep Respiratory & sleep
Audiology Neurophysiology Radiotherapy Physics Radiotherapy Physics
Imaging Physics Radiotherapy Physics Radiotherapy Physics Radiotherapy Physics
Clinical Biomedical Engineering Radiotherapy Physics Radiotherapy Physics Radiotherapy Physics

24th June

9:30 11:00 13:00
Microbiology Microbiology Microbiology
Microbiology Microbiology Microbiology
Cardiac Science Cardiac Science Cardiac Science
Reproductive Science Reproductive Science Reproductive Science
Molecular Pathology of Acquired Disease Molecular Pathology of Acquired Disease

Important Dates

1 June Deadline for candidate confirming interview attendance or declining
15 June Closing day for candidates sending presentations to NSHCS
16 June (9am – 12pm)  Technology Testing Session
17 June (9am – 12pm) Technology Testing Session
18 June (9am – 12pm) Technology Testing Session
22 June Interviews for:

Clinical Bioinformatics (Genomics)
Clinical Bioinformatics (Health Informatics)
Clinical Biochemistry
Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics
Immunology
Medical Physics
Radiotherapy Physics

23 June Interviews for:

Audiology
Cardiac Science
Clinical Biomedical Engineering
Imaging Physics
Neurophysiology
Radiotherapy Physics
Respiratory & Sleep

24 June Interviews for:

Cardiac Science
Microbiology
Molecular Pathology of Acquired Disease
Reproductive Science

3 July Offers and confirmations
10 July Hold Deadline