band 7/8A interview differences?

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band 7/8A interview differences?

Postby Pink » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:29 pm


I've been invited for an 8A interview tomorrow, which I'm delighted about but also somewhat in shock about! I'm not looking for specific interview questions, but more a broader idea about what might be different in the interview please? I guess my immediate thoughts are: more focus on resolving service challenges, MDT working and potential sources of conflict/competing need between different staff groups, service development stuff, plus the usual band 7 stuff. Is there anything else that I might be missing please? It was an internally advertised post so there doesn't seem to be a job spec I can use to study from, but the post is in a specialist small team that covers the whole trust so does alot of consultation/supervision/training. Any thoughts gratefully appreciated!

many thanks

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Re: band 7/8A interview differences?

Postby Randall » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:57 pm

Hi Pink

What was your experience after all this? I too, have been invited to a band 8a interview for next week...

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Re: band 7/8A interview differences?

Postby SuperEgo1300 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:20 am

It will be different with each service and how they are set up. From experience though, I'd say they're not massively different processes, if you're genuinely ready to make the step up, there wouldn't be anything you're not ready to handle :)
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