Applying to ORR

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What you need to know to apply to work with us. 

Applicants with disabilities

How does ORR encourage applicants with disabilities? Collapse accordion Open accordion

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to:

  • Actively looking to attract and recruit disabled people
  • Providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  • Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum essential criteria for the job
  • Being flexible when assessing people so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  • Making reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process
  • Encouraging our suppliers and partner firms to be Disability Confident

How do I know if an adjustment is reasonable? Collapse accordion Open accordion

A good question to ask yourself is, “What do I need in order to demonstrate my potential?” The key word here is ‘need’; if you need it rather than simply want it, it is likely to be reasonable.

We are committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process and making reasonable adjustments as required. If you have any concerns or are unsure of what reasonable adjustments are available, get in touch with the recruitment team at hr.recruitment@orr.gov.uk.
 

What types of adjustment can candidates ask for? Collapse accordion Open accordion

Examples of adjustments include (but are not limited to):

  • wheelchair access
  • sign language interpreter
  • induction loop
  • written material in Braille or large print (please specify size of font)
  • personal support or assistance
  • keyboard for written tests
  • additional time to complete an assessment
  • rest breaks in between the interview/assessment

How can I request an adjustment for interview? Collapse accordion Open accordion

You will be asked at the application stage if you require any adjustments to be made during the recruitment and selection process.  If an adjustment is required, this will be evident by a wheelchair symbol your application form.

The recruitment team will discuss the adjustments requested with the hiring manager and implement these. If you are invited for interview, you will be sent a confirmation email confirming the details. 
 

Applications and technical support

What time do vacancies close? Collapse accordion Open accordion

Vacancies close at 23:55 on a weekday.

How do I withdraw or remove an application? Collapse accordion Open accordion

You can see this data in the Applicant Gateway, which will allow you to download, delete or withdraw your application.

Please note: You will need to register by selecting ‘Set Up Account’ in order to log in to Applicant Gateway. 
 

How do I create job alerts? Collapse accordion Open accordion

You can create alerts to keep track of new job opportunities from ORR.

Go to vacancies and click on the job alerts tab. Complete the form and press subscribe.

Do you require further assistance? Collapse accordion Open accordion

Should you still require further technical assistance please contact: 

Vacancy Filler Support Team on 01509 236 434, phone lines are open Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm.

Or email support@vacancyfiller.com.

Application process

How is my application assessed? Collapse accordion Open accordion

The selection panel will review all applications against the essential criteria, which includes success profiles outlined in the job description. As soon as a decision is reached, we will contact shortlisted candidates to arrange an interview. 

We will also email candidates who have not been shortlisted for an interview to advise them that we are not progressing with their application at this time.

When will I know of the outcome of my application? Collapse accordion Open accordion

Depending on several factors, such as the volume of applications or the work demands of the selection panel, the time taken for shortlisting will vary across our vacancies.

Typically, applicants will receive an outcome approximately two weeks after the closing date. Every candidate will be contacted via email from our recruitment system so before contacting us, please do check your spam/junk folder regularly just in case our communication has been filtered out of your inbox.
 

Will I get feedback if my application is unsuccessful? Collapse accordion Open accordion

Whilst we appreciate the time and effort put into completing your application, regrettably due to the number of applications we receive we are not able to provide feedback to candidates who are not invited to an interview. 

How is the interview conducted? Collapse accordion Open accordion

All interviews will be conducted by a diverse panel consisting of a minimum of two people, usually three, and will normally include the Line Manager of the vacant job. 

If you are invited to attend an interview, you will be notified with good time to prepare and be provided with full details including who you will be meeting and information of any other selection methods that will have been detailed in the job description, such as a presentation or a skills test. 

If the interview is to be conducted remotely via a video call, you will be provided with a separate calendar/meeting invite with a link to join the call.

Invited candidates can select their preferred interview slot on a first come first served basis and according to the interview panel’s availability. 

After the interview you will be contacted as soon as possible and informed whether you have been successful. We will provide interview feedback when requested.