Application tips and advice

Application tips and advice

Application tips and advice

Application stage

Find your dream role

All our current vacancies are published on our website. You can search them by job type and location to find the perfect role for you.

If you can’t see the one for you, make sure to sign up to our job alerts and/or join our talent bank to make sure you’re the first to know when a suitable job comes up.


Apply online

We’ve tried to make sure our application process is as straightforward as possible but you can always email us if you’re having difficulty.

Make sure your CV is up to date and remember, we can only judge your application based on the information you give us, so try to include as much relevant information as possible in your application.


Interview stage

If you’re successful in your application, we’ll invite you for an interview. Part of our commitment to being a Disability Confident  employer, is that we guarantee an interview to any disabled people that meet the essential criteria for a job.

For most roles, there are two stages of interviews: a short telephone interview and a face-to-face interview.


Telephone interview

Either the hiring manager or a member of our talent acquisition team will call you to find out more about:

  • Why you applied and what interests you about working at Sense
  • Your relevant experience
  • Your notice period and availability
  • To give you more information about the role


Second stage interview

We’ll let you know where and when we’d like you to attend a face-to-face or virtual interview with the hiring manager, and who you’ll be meeting at the interview.

  • Make sure you’re comfortable with the timing and arrangements for your interview.
  • Plan your journey to make sure you have enough time to get there.
  • If you won’t be able to make it, please let us know as soon as possible so we can try to rearrange, by emailing
  • If you need any reasonable adjustments (that you haven’t already told us about on your application form) to allow you to attend the interview, let us know that too, at
  • Make sure you’re prepared for the interview. Our interviews are competency-based, which means they’re based on our values and the job description.
  • We’ll be asking you to give some examples of where you’ve demonstrated certain skills or behaviours. For example, we may ask you to describe a time where you actively supported someone, or where you dealt with a difficult situation. You can prepare for this by:
    • Re-reading the job description carefully and thinking about how your experiences may have prepared you for the role. Remember, even if you haven’t done this exact role before, you may have lots of transferable experiences. For example, if you’re applying for a support worker role, you may have experience from your personal life, volunteering, customer-facing jobs and more that would be relevant.
    • Reading about our values and what Sense stands for. We’ve included lots of this here on our careers site, and there’s also more on our main website Be prepared to talk about what our values mean to you, and why you want to work at Sense.
    • Thinking about the questions you want to ask, and writing them down. Remember, a job interview is a two-way conversation. The hiring manager just wants to get to know you, and will expect that you might have questions too.

During the interview, don’t be afraid to bring in some notes you’ve made, including the questions you want to ask.

  • Don’t feel you have to rush - feel free to take a little time to think about your responses if you need to.
  • Ask the interviewer to repeat their question if you didn’t hear or understand it properly.
  • Try to give honest responses about your experience and expectations, and be as focused as possible on the question you’ve been asked.


After the interview

After your interview, we’ll be in contact to let you know if you’ve been successful, and we want to offer you the job. You’ll be given full details of the job offer, including salary or hourly rate, working location and hours.

If you’re not offered the job, we’re happy to give feedback on your interview, which may help you for future interviews. Email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with any constructive feedback we have.


Take a look at our jobs here.

We’ll try to keep things clear and easy to follow at every stage of your application and interview process, but if you have questions at any point, email