Our recruitment process

We want you to have a great recruitment experience and make applying for a job at Public Trust as straightforward as possible. We want you to know what is happening every step of the way, and we'll keep you regularly updated.

We want to attract the best people with the best organisational fit. To do this, we take an objective view and select on merit. Public Trust is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

Applying for a role

  • Have you seen a role that appeals?
  • Does the job description match what you're looking for?
  • Do you have the skills and experience to do the job? 
  • Do we sound like the sort of place you want to work? 
  • If you think the job might be right for you, then it's time to apply.

When you apply for a position, you'll be asked to create a user profile on our job search page. Your profile will include your personal details, job and location preferences, and your CV. Your application will then go through our selection process.

Your user profile can also be retained for any possible future applications which will save you from having to enter information again.


Your application will be reviewed against the requirements for the job, in order to form our candidate shortlist.

Candidates who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone to arrange a convenient interview time and date. At this time, we will communicate relevant information about the interview, such as the interview panel, interview style, what to expect, and how long to allow.

We understand that waiting to hear if you have been selected for interview is an anxious time. We don't want to prolong this period any longer than necessary, so if you're not selected for interview, we'll let you know by email within one week of the advertised closing date.

Interviewing and next steps

We aim to make the interview process as simple as possible. Our interviews are designed to be a two way process, because it's not only important for us to see if you're a match for our vacancy and team, but also for you to decide if we are offering what you're looking for.

When you attend an interview at Public Trust, you'll normally meet with a two person interview panel made up of the manager of the job and another senior person. The interview panel will assess your suitability for the position and take into consideration your skills, experience, qualifications and career aspirations. They will also tell you more about the role and the team and give you an opportunity to ask questions.

At the end of the interview, we'll advise you of the next steps and timeline. Depending on the position, this may involve a second interview, reference checking, credit checking, and/or ability testing.

If you're not selected for the position, we'll give you feedback to assist you with future applications. If you are selected for a position, we will phone you to discuss the offer details, and work together to get you on board as soon as possible.