Our Recruitment Services

We are a specialist team who recruit health and social care professionals across a wide range of care & support, from residential homes to community support. We believe we can make a positive difference to peoples' lives, this is what we are passionate about. We're proud of the dedication and professionalism our workforce deliver to those they look after.

Our recruitment process meets the requirements of safer recruitment. Throughout our recruitment applicants are assessed and scored at every stage of our recruitment process. When a post become available we advertise the post publicly via jobcentre plus and other online platforms. There's clear job description, job specification and that stipulates full employment history, two references required and valid enhanced DBS within six months time period. All application forms are processed based on the criteria set above. Candidates are only invited to a face-to-face interview if they meet requirements. Our interviews structure is in two sections which is scenario exercise and face-to-face questions and answers.

If you choose to work with us, we want you to feel part of the team from day one. You'll benefit from free training, DBS checks and uniform. There's always a variety of shifts available so you can find work where and when it suits you. If you're looking for a new challenge or would like to find out more about working with us, then we'd love to hear from you.

Get in touch

For more information on the specialist services SMV Adult Care can offer, please contact us today on 07584869691, 07877975596, 07592017712 or email us on info@smvhealthgroup.org or use the form below to submit your application.

How to Apply

Completing the application form - guidance notes for support workers, care worker and nurses.

Please read these notes carefully before completing your application form for the position of Support Worker/ Care Worker/ Nurse. This is important as it provides the only information we use to assess your suitability for the job and our decision whether or not to progress your application based on this information.

General points

  • Be sure to complete the application form in full, as this will be used to consider you for the this post.
  • If you have a disability and need any help in completing the form, or require the information in large print, braille or on tape, please contact us.

Qualifications and training

  • As some jobs require no formal qualifications, do not be put off if you have nothing to write in this section.
  • As well as telling us about the exams that you have passed, you should also include information about any relevant courses that you have completed.
  • Include all qualifications and training which may be part-time as well as full-time.

Employment History

  • The form asks you to give details, to the nearest month and year, of previous jobs held, and account for any gaps in your employment record.
  • Alternatively, some people will have developed relevant skills through part-time or voluntary work. If you include any voluntary work, list the name and address of the group(s) involved.

Relevant experience

  • This section gives you the opportunity to demonstrate why you are suitable for the post. Before completing it, refer to the job and person profile for the job.
  • The job description outlines the main duties of the post, and the person specification contains a description of the skills, experience, qualifications, and competencies necessary to carry out these tasks.
  • Here it is essential to relate your experience to the information given in both these documents by giving specific examples. For example, telling us what you did in your job rather than what the team did and how you demonstrated a particular skill, rather than simply saying that you have it. Please ensure you address all the points identified on the person Specification which will allow you to demonstrate your suitability for the position you have applied for.
  • You may wish to draw on skills developed outside of work, whether home-based or social/community activities. These might include running a club or voluntary group, bringing up children etc, as well as previous/present employment, study, and training.


  • As an organisation working with vulnerable people, safeguarding, and protecting children, young adults and the elderly is an integral part of our work. We are rigorous in our reference checks for this reason.
  • For posts with SMV Health Group all references posts will be taken up prior to position being offered. Any objections from you will only be considered in respect of references from your current employer, and only after written reasons for the objection have been received with the application. Verbal and written references will be obtained for all other posts prior to any conditional offer being made.
  • Please ensure you give references that cover at least the last five years of employment including one from your current line manager.
  • If you are unemployed, include your last employer, and if you have worked in a voluntary or unpaid capacity e.g., as a member of a Parent Teachers Association, you could include the chair of the committee among your references.

Criminal Record
With some exceptions having a criminal record will not necessarily bar an individual from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position sought and the circumstances and background of the offence. If you have declared a criminal records, which we believe is relevant to the post we will discuss this with you at interview.

Applicants are asked to declare any criminal record on the page marked Criminal Records, Disqualification & Declaration as follows:

  • If the post you are applying for is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders legislation, e.g., jobs that do not involve working with children, you must declare only 'unspent' convictions.
  • Successful candidates will also be asked to consent to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Services before employment commences.

The covering letter will explain which section applies to you. It is important that the details of any criminal record you have should be noted on the page marked Criminal Record/Disqualification/Other, which should be removed from the application form, returned to the SMV Health Group Ltd, 170 North Hill Street, Liverpool, L8 8AQ in a sealed envelope marked with your name and 'criminal record/other'. Any information declared will be kept confidential and in line with data protection principles.

Disqualification from working with children or vulnerable adults
If you are disqualified from working with children or vulnerable adults, we are unable to consider you for jobs that involve working with these groups. You are therefore asked to declare whether you are disqualified on the page marked Criminal Records, Disqualification & Declaration.

Disqualification can occur through several routes:

  • being on a disqualification list, e.g., List 99, POCA List, National Assembly of Wales List, DWCL Scotland, DWC (NI) List, Department of Education (NI)
  • being subject to a Disqualification Order
  • under Disqualification from Caring for Children and Day Care Childminding Disqualification legislation (separate form enclosed)

Returning the form

  • Please keep a copy of the form. The interview will include questions about information given.
  • Please return your completed application form as instructed in the accompanying letter, via post or email. If it arrives late, we may not be able to consider you.
  • Remember we are only able to measure your suitability from the information you provide.
  • If you require any further advice on any of the above, please phone or email the recruiter named in the email.


Personal Details


Please nominate TWO referees. If currently employed, one referee MUST be your current employer. If currently unemployed, one referee must be your last employer. Your second referee should ideally not be from the same organisation and should be someone able to comment on your suitability to undertake the work you have applied for. If you are at present a student, one of your referees must be your academic referee or a person who knows you as a helper or volunteer. References will not be accepted from relatives, friends or personal referees.

Please note that references will be requested after a successful interview.

First reference

Second reference

Employment History

This section MUST be completed in full.

Previous Employment

Please list below all your other jobs since leaving school/college/university, including those overseas, in chronological order, with the most recent first. You must include details of any gaps or breaks in service, including outside of employment. (Add more rows if needed). Please note we reserve the right to contact any former employer, even if they have not been named as one of your chosen referees.

Gaps/Breaks in Employment

Please provide a written explanation of any gaps/breaks in your employment history, e.g. looking after children/family, gap year. If you do not include this information, the panel may decide not to shortlist you.

Unpaid/Voluntary Experience

You may have also gained skills and experience to meet the person specification through unpaid/voluntary work or other life experiences. It is important you also tell us about these experiences where they are relevant to the job you are applying for.

Second Experience

Qualifications & Training

The Person Specification for the job will tell you which qualifications are essential and desirable. Please list your relevant qualifications in date order with the most recent first.

You will be considered for short listing only if you have the essential qualifications listed for the job. If shortlisted, you will be required to produce proof of essential qualifications at interview. Teaching Certificates, relevant National Vocational Qualifications and Apprenticeships should be included in this section.

Second Qualification

Third Qualification

Non-Qualification Training Courses

Please provide information about training courses you have attended. Add more rows or continue a separate sheet if needed.

Second Course

Third Course

Please organise your information under the headings used in the Person Specification, and describe in no more than 1,500 words how you meet these requirements. Information beyond this amount cannot be considered. You must state on your application form that you can meet and carry out any special conditions of service detailed in the Person Specification.


Any employee of SMV Health Group Ltd?


SMV Health Group Ltd aims to be high performing, with low levels of sickness absence and expects all employees to attend work on a regular basis in accordance with the policy and procedures for managing attendance. If you do not complete this statement, you cannot be selected for interview.

Dismissals (excluding redundancy and retirement)


1. The information I have given on this form is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
2. I have read or had explained to me and understand all the questions on the form.
3. I am not subject to any immigration controls or restrictions that prohibit my undertaking work in the UK. I am able provide relevant documents to verify my eligibility to work in the UK (i.e., a work visa or Certificate of Entitlement to the right of abode in the UK, for biometric residence permits, etc).

4. I understand that:
a) If I am appointed, it will be to a specified post, but I may later be liable to serve in any post that is suitable for the grade at any other place of work that the organisation may require.
b) Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act I understand that I will be asked to declare in writing whether I have been convicted of any offences in a Court of Law and if so to provide details of the offence(s). I understand that failure to disclose such convictions may result in dismissal or disciplinary action by SMV Health Group Ltd.
c) Under legislation for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults, if successful, I will be asked to agree to a check being made by the Disclosure and Barring Service about the existence and content of a criminal record. I understand that a criminal record will not necessarily debar me from employment with SMV Health Group Ltd.
d) In accordance with the Data Protection Act, the personal details submitted with this application form will be used only for selection and interview procedures and for employment records if successful. If I am not appointed to this post, I understand that these details will be kept on file for six months.
e) Providing false information is an offence and could result in my application being rejected or summary dismissal if selected and possible referral to the police.

(If you submit your application by email, you will be asked to sign this declaration if you are invited for interview.)

Recruitment Monitoring

This part will be separated from your job application BEFORE it is seen by the selection panel
SMV Health Group Ltd is an Equal Opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. To ensure the effectiveness of this policy and for no other purpose you are requested to complete the details below.

Put a tick next to ONE of the following
Put a tick next to ONE of the following

Applicants with Disabilities

(Put a tick in the appropriate boxes and give details if necessary)

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as anyone who has had a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. You no longer must be registered disabled. Applications from suitably qualified disabled people are positively welcomed. Any disabled person demonstrating they meet the essential requirements of the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

Caring Responsibilities

Data Protection Act 1998

I consent to the data on this form being used for statistical purposes to assist SMV Health Group Ltd in the monitoring of equality and diversity.