Sovereign Housing
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Applications and interviews

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When you apply online, you'll be guided through every step and will have the opportunity to review and amend your application before you submit it.

Find answers to common questions below. If you still have a query, please email us at and we'll be happy to help.

At interview stage already? Here are some tips on what you can expect.

You can apply via our website (mobile and laptop friendly). If you're unable to apply this way, contact us at  and we'll happily discuss the options available. 

It’s important to show how well you meet the criteria listed in the advert and job description. Make sure you do this as part of the application, or in your CV, as it will help your chances of being selected for interview.

Yes, we make sure all personal information you provide is protected from unauthorised use. 

We'll ask some personal questions (such as gender and age), but this information is not given to the recruiting manager. Sensitive information is separated from your application and stored confidentially. We ask for this information simply for monitoring purposes and to make sure we meet our commitment as an equal opportunities employer.

If you've already submitted your application, you won't be able to update or amend your application online. Please email us at .

No, unfortunately once the advert has closed you won't be able to apply. Please contact us at  and we can advise.

Yes, you can apply for as many vacancies as you like.

When you applied, you told us your email address and we'll use this to contact you throughout the online application stages. If you've checked your email and your spam folder, please email

We'll call you after the advert close date if you've been shortlisted for interview. On the call we'll offer you an interview date and discuss arrangements.

You might be invited to a telephone interview as part of the recruitment process. If this is the case, we'll arrange all the details with you. 

The interview process isn't there to trip people up, it's really about having a conversation to understand how your skills, experience and values meet the needs of the job. 

Read all of our interview tips and information here.

Don't forget that it's also an opportunity for you to make sure the role is right for you too, so feel free to ask questions.