It should be noted that no offer of employment is made, or should be interpreted as having been made, until the HSE formally offers employment by way of a contract of employment. A person will not be appointed to a position until a signed contract is returned to the issuing office.
Due to the nature of service provided, there is an onus on the HSE to ensure that the successful candidate takes up duty without undue delay. Consequently the following timescales have been set so as to minimise potential disruption of its service to clients and service users;
- External recruitment candidates will be required to take up duty within 3 monts of receipt of the formal offer of employment
- Internal HSE candidates will be required to start in the new role within 6 weeks from the date of notification.
The HSE reserves the right to withdraw the offer of employment should appointees fail to meet these timeframes.