amaan - Member
So anybody here work for the NHS or have experience?
Yes I have, including recruiting/appointing people in the NHS, and explaining to disgruntled candidates why they didn't get the job. Happily I have never had to appoint someone who interviewed well but I knew to be the 'wrong' person, as the good ones I appointed also scored highest at interview. (and with shortlisting maybe 8 for interview out of as many as 70 applicants, I have also ruthlessly binned lord knows how many applications without the right qualifications and experience!)
IMHO, to be able to go from a b3 to b6 at age 19 in finance dept without professional qualifications suggests to me that the bandings of posts is rather up the spout, ie that b6 should be a 5 or less. And/or that there has been some serious back-scratching and golf played.
However, and it is sad to say that a 'good' hr/workforce development department (and by 'good', I mean one that effectively protects the interests of the organisation and the Chosen Few against the interests of the rest of the rokforce and the patients) will have covererd all bases, and there will be a 'legit' but obviously cooked-up explanation for everything that has happened including a rationale for how the successful candidte has been offered a post lacking major parts of the person spec.
By all means involve unions of you want to blow smoke up their asses but I wouldn't expect to have a band 6 at the end of it.