Thank you for your interest in 18 Week Support. 18 Week Support is a clinically-driven organisation created to provide UK NHS Trusts with a range of high quality insourcing services.
18 Week Support help Trusts to reduce their waiting times in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Our core purpose is to act as full-time support to the NHS services.
By completing this form, you are giving us permission for us to retain your personal data, including voice recordings. If at any stage, you would like information about you to be deleted, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If an application is started, but not progressed we will remove your details after 6 months.
How do I become a member of 18 Week Support?
Start by completing our online application form.
Once completed, the application form is screened by one of our senior clinical or nursing leads form the specialty applied for. They will assess to see if you have the right skills, experience and decide if you are a right fit for our team who continue to deliver exceptional care to patients throughout the UK.
All applicants should have a minimum of 12 months experience working with the speciality applied for and be substantive within the NHS. As such, you should be fully compliant with NHS Employment Check Standards which can take some time to collate. We do have additional checks in place to ensure that consultants meet our quality standards, which may be outside of what other organisations ask for.
The Recruitment Process
Our recruitment team will try and make the recruitment process as seamless as possible and are on hand to support you. You can assist them by ensuring that all the documents requested are sent within a reasonable time so we can get you screened and hopefully working with us soon. It takes time for references and DBS (Disclosing and Barring Service) to be returned. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
We record calls to monitor the quality of our service to you during the recruitment stage and to assist employee training. If you do not wish to be recorded, please email the recruitment lead managing your application.
Data Protection Statement
During your engagement with us, 18 Week Support will need to keep and process information about you for normal employment purposes. The information we hold and process will be used for our management and administrative use only. Where appropriate we will share information with the NHS trusts that we work with for compliance purposes if you have been allocated to work there.
We will keep your information and use it to enable us to run the business and manage our relationship with you effectively, lawfully and appropriately, during the recruitment process, whilst you are working for us, at the time when your employment ends and after you have left. This includes using information to enable us to comply with the employment contract, to comply with any legal requirements, pursue the legitimate interests of the Company and protect our legal position in the event of legal proceedings. If you do not provide this data, we may be unable in some circumstances to comply with our obligations and we will tell you about the implications of that decision.
The personal information (data) collected on this form is collected for the purposes of recruitment, personnel administration and monitoring only. Unless you direct otherwise, the Application Forms of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed after 6 months. It is the policy of 18 Week Support to protect, and keep secure, all personal data collected. All personal data is processed for the purposes of recruitment and in the case of successful applicants, for the satisfactory administration of their employment, and for no other purpose.
We may enter into agreements with subcontractors to manage information for us and as an organisation we are legally bound to comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations. We undertake due diligence to ensure that subcontractors are GDPR compliant.
With regards to the processing of personal data and all staff have a legal duty of confidence to the information they are exposed to throughout the course of employment. All employees have a moral and legal obligation to preserve the confidentiality of certain information however it is acquired and held.
You must not, during or after your employment, access or disclose confidential information belonging to the Organisation unless duly authorised to do so or under a requirement of law. This obligation will continue after the termination of your employment and until any such data enters the public domain other than through any breach of this provision by you.
All Consultants working with 18 Week Support are required to set up a Limited company before their first shift.
If you have selected 'no' to this option 18 Week Support will engage you as a non consultant grade.
Please enter the number of procedures you have undertaken in the past year:
Please indicate your professional body below - you will also be required to submit a copy of your statement of entry as part of our recruitment process
Please register at https://ned.jets.nhs.uk/kpi/
(To be contacted in case of emergency)
We will contact your references by email if your application proceeds.
To ensure that you meet our minimum requirements, our clinical leads will need to see a number of documents in order to assess your suitability.
CV. Please submit an up to date CV, including your most recent employment history. For consultants, you must clearly indicate if your current position is a substantive or locum post.
Appraisal summary. This should be a copy of your most recent appraisal summary.
Performance data. Consultant Gastroenterologists (or Consultant Colorectal Surgeons who want to do Endoscopy) are required to submit their JAG Key Performance Indicators before their application can be considered. Other staff groups please can you provide copies of your logbooks.
Current Indemnity Insurance Certificate (that includes an expiry date) from your Medical Defence Organisation.
Letter of good standing from your Medical Defence Organisation (covering the last 5 years).
Performance data ie JAG KPIs, logbook.
Indemnity insurance certificate.
Qualification certificate ie medical degree.
Proof of entry (GMC).
Copy of your passport or right to work (please ensure all four corners are shown in the download).
Certification of enhanced DBS (if on update service) if you are not able to provide this please upload two proofs of address e.g. council tax (last 12 months), valid driving license, utility bill or bank statement (last 3 months).
Passport size photo / selfie of yourself.
As a general rule, no-one needs to answer questions about spent convictions. However, this rule does not apply to specified professions, employments and occupations. By virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Orders, the exemption rule does not apply to:
a) any employment or other work which is concerned with the provision of health services and which is of such a kind as to enable the holder of that employment or the person engaged in that work to have access to persons in receipt of such services in the course of their normal duties, or
b) any employment or other work which is concerned with the provision of care services to vulnerable adults and which is of such a kind as to enable the holder of that employment or the person engaged in that work to have access to vulnerable adults in receipt of such services in the course of his normal duties
One or both of the above apply to work with 18 Week Support, and covers all occupations.
You are therefore requested to provide details of all convictions, including those which would otherwise be considered as “spent”. All applications will be considered carefully, and the disclosure of a conviction does not imply that this application will be rejected.
If you have selected yes to this option, please detail convictions on a separate piece of paper with your name clearly visible, place it in a sealed envelope and headed 'Private and Confidential' and send to -
18 Week Support Recruitment Team, Third Floor, 19-21 Great Tower Street, London, EC3R 5AR
If you selected this option please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Week Support operates a policy of Equal Opportunites, which embraces the principle that all people shall be treated equally regardless of their age, gender, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability or offending background.
To help us monitor this policy, we would be grateful if you could complete the following non-mandatory section.
Your answers will be treated with the utmost confidence and will be used for statistical purposes only.
The Equality Act 2010 protects people against discrimination on the grounds of their age and sex.
The Equality Act 2010 also protects people who are married or in a civil partnership.
The Equality Act 2010 protects people against discrimination on the grounds of their race which includes colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin.
Please indicate your ethnic origin:
Under the Equality Act 2010 the definition of disability is if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities.
Further information regarding the definition of disability can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/definition-of-disability-under-equality-act-2010
Reasonable adjustments will be made available should you be invited to interview.
18 Week Support is legally bound to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Data Protection Act 2018, incorporating the General Data Protection Regulation.
You must not, during or after your employment, access or disclose confidential information belonging to 18 Week Support, in whatever form, unless duly authorised to do so or under a requirement of law. This obligation will continue after the termination of your employment and until any such data enters the public domain other than through any breach of this provision by you.
I declare that to the best of my knowledge the information I have supplied in this application form (and any supporting documents) is correct and true.
Please note that this is a self declaration.
Health Pre-Engagement Check
Please confirm that your Mandatory Training is up to date: (Please note - we may ask you to provide evidence of this).
By signing this form, you are declaring that the information given is true, complete and accurate. Any false information will result in your application being rejected.
A service provider offering high quality clinical support services to NHS Trusts throughout the UK.