We are currently recruiting for two Practitioners and a Business and Finance Manager (employed roles), so we thought this was a great opportunity to share with you all our Mortal Fools’ Recruitment Promises.
We believe that when it comes to people, it’s not helpful to try fit them into boxes. We want all folks that engage with us to feel that they are seen, heard and their individual needs met; this includes our recruitment process. We understand that the right individuals, in all their complex and multi-layered glory, can make up a richer, more innovative and resilient collective. In our recruitment process, valuing and seeing individuals, starts with encouraging folks to bring their authentic self to the process. Our Mortal Fools’ recruitment promises – a series of promises that we hope, makes our recruitment process positive, fair and transparent whilst supporting applicants to be themselves and valuing individuals.
Promise #1 - We issue recruitment information in a range of formats
Our organisation is richer if it includes people with a range of lived experiences. No-one should miss out on a job because the information provided didn’t meet their needs. We recognise we still have things to learn in this area and are committed to continuing to get better at this. We support the positive recruitment action in the Equality Act by offering all disabled candidates who score at least 2 on all person specifications, an interview.
Promise #2 - We accept written and video application formats
Sometimes written applications are not the most suitable way for a person to effectively apply for a job. If that’s you, this alternative means you’re not excluded.
Promise #3 - We clearly explain what we expect to see demonstrated and evidenced in an application
There’s too much of “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” that dictates success in the world, so all our applicants are assessed against the same criteria and without bias or favouritism. We provide a detailed recruitment pack and application form and explain specifically what we need you to reference and demonstrate in your application e.g. with reference to the job description and person specification.
Promise #4 - We assess all applications anonymously against the same criteria
We want to have as equitable a recruitment process as possible. Your application is anonymised when it arrives, by someone not involved in shortlisting (including removing the names of any educational establishments attended). The applications are assessed using a numeric scoring system, based on how well you have demonstrated the qualities listed in the person specification.
Our scoring system is:
0 = no evidence
1 = little evidence
2 = some evidence
3 = strong evidence
Promise #5 - We reply to everyone who applies, providing all applicants with concise, personalised feedback
We respect that it’s taken you time and effort to submit a job application. In recognition of the time spent applying to us, we make sure to give our time in return by giving you a personalised response.
Promise #6 - We provide interview questions in advance to support preparation
For those jobs where, having the ability to think on the spot is a requirement, we’ll ask some direct questions in our interviews. For all other situations, we want you to be enabled to give responses that are considered and that present what you want to say in a way that you’re happy with. Knowing what you’re going to be asked is even more important for supporting neurodivergent people appropriately.
Promise #7 - We provide expenses to attend interviews
We can’t pay everyone for the time they’ve taken applying to us, but we can recognise that it does take time with this small recompense.
Promise #8 - We provide detailed feedback to all interviewed unsuccessful candidates
You’ve put in all that time and effort to applying to work with us. There’s likely been some stress and
some disappointment. Even though you weren’t offered a job, we want to support your learning and development and be transparent about why you weren’t the fit for the role we were looking for.
Our recruitment promises are about trying to be inclusive, fair, transparent and valuing individuals and respecting what they need from us during our recruitment. You can see more about the roles we are currently recruiting for HERE and see how our recruitment promises feature in with our Information Packs.
Application for the Practitioner roles and the Business and Finance Manager Application close at 11:59pm on Sunday 31st October.