Managing Your Application

Managing Your Application

In line with our continuous improvement we have recently introduced an on-line recruitment portal. There is an online help but if you are experiencing any particular difficulties or have questions regarding the role or working at SKA Organisation before you apply contact us at jobs@skatelescope.org

What information will I need to provide?

For all applications you will need to provide an up to date CV and complete an on-line application form.

You will be asked to provide some personal details which will only be seen by HR; this information is used for our reporting and monitoring purposes.

What do I need to include in a cover letter?

As part of the application form, you will be required to provide a cover letter to summarise how your experience, skills and knowledge fits with the specific role requirements listed in the job advert.

Applications are assessed against key criteria specified in the job description in order to draw up a short-list of candidates for interview.

To provide the best possible cover letter for the shortlisting panel you should list each of the mandatory criteria in turn and provide a brief summary in a few sentences or less to explain how you meet that criteria. You shoud also list desirable criteria if you meet any of those.

Why do you ask me to share my current salary details?

Please note that your salary details do not form part of shortlisting decisions.

We ask you to provide salary details at the start so that we can contact you if your current salary is higher than the budgeted range. This means you have full information to allow you to decide whether to proceed. We do offer generous pension and leave and realise the salary level is ony one part of the reason why candidates apply for roles but we do not want to waste anyone's time if your salary and package requirements are not in line with what we can offer.

If you are not currently in a role, please provide your most recent salary or contractor earnings and/or your salary expectations to help us with this.  

Does the application need to be in English?

Yes, your application must be submitted in English. You must be proficient in both written and spoken English as this is the working language of SKA Organisation.

How can I verify that my application has been received?

After submitting your job application, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received. If you don’t receive this, please contact us.

What should I do if I search for a job and no results come back?

This means there are no vacancies meeting your search criteria currently. You can set up a job alert and you will receive an email if any suitable vacancies arise in future.

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

You are welcome to apply for any job for which you are qualified for. You will need to submit a separate application for each role, not least so that you can tailor your application to the differing role requirements.  

How do I view my application/s?

When you have registered and log in, you will be able to view any draft or submitted applications. 

Once you have submitted an application you can only change it by withdrawing and resubmitting the application before the closing date.

Saving a copy of the Job Description

If you wish to be able to see a copy of the job description after the role has closed, please choose the send a friend option on the portal to e-mail a copy of the job description to your email address before the role closes.  

Updating personal details

You can amend your personal details at any time. Go to Your Profile to do this. Please note this will not amend your details on application forms you have submitted.

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