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Values and competency based interviews 


NHS Lanarkshire has adopted a values and competency based approach to the recruitment and selection of all Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals and Support Services.  

The remaining job families will be included in this approach in the future.

Why is NHS Lanarkshire adopting a values and competency based approach to recruitment of NMAHPs and Support Services?

In its strategic plan for 2012-20 NHS Lanarkshire gives a commitment to:

  • Demonstrating a caring and person centred ethos that embeds high quality, safe and effective care
  • Continually striving to do the best individually and collectively
  • Accepting individual accountability for delivering a service to the best of ability
  • Being responsive to changing culture, expectations and needs.

To do this NHS Lanarkshire needs staff to be the most caring, knowledgeable and skilled workforce in Scotland.

It follows that selecting the best staff with the right values, aptitudes and attitudes; staff who can demonstrate excellence in previous work and learning; and staff who are willing and able to care, to work hard and continue to grow and develop is essential.

This revised approach to staff selection has been designed to do exactly that. It is evidence based, fair, consistent and transparent. It demonstrates person centeredness, safety and effectiveness the three quality ambitions of the NHS in Scotland.

The documents below have been developed to assist applicants in getting the best from their application, interview and further assessments: