Hiring Manager Guidance

Follow the steps below to advertise your vacancy and select the best candidate, detailed guidance on how to proceed in Talentlink can be found by clicking the icons


Click here for the Hiring Manager's Guide for Police Officer and Police Staff roles

Click here for the Hiring Manager's Guide for Volunteer roles

  • Prepare Advert

    First you need to prepare your advert text, you will also need to ensure you have a copy of the job description saved before creating your advert.

  • Login to Talentlink (eRecruitment)

    Click the icon to login to Talentlink.

    The company name for login to Talentlink is 'Surrey & Sussex Police' 

  • Create and Post Your Vacancy

    Create your job advert in Talentlink and then post it to the internal and external job search pages.

    Click the icon for detailed guidance, the document will show as a download at the bottom of this page.

  • Shortlist the Applicants

    Review the applications received against the required competencies and criteria for the role.

    Click the icon for detailed guidance, the document will show as a download at the bottom of this page.

  • Assessment (optional)

    If required for the role, use this step to invite the candidates to undertake an assessment of your design and then enter the results.

    Click the icon for detailed guidance, the document will show as a download at the bottom of this page.

  • Invite to Interview

    Invite the candidates to interview via Talentlink.

    Click the icon for detailed guidance, the document will show as a download at the bottom of this page.

  • Interview Results and ID Documents

    Following the interview the ID documents must be uploaded to the interview step and the results entered.

    Click the icon for detailed guidance, the document will show as a download at the bottom of this page.

  • Submit Successful Candidate to SBS

    Once you have your successful candidate(s), perform this step to tell Shared Business Services who will send out a Conditional Offer and start the pre-employment checking process.

    Click the icon for detailed guidance, the document will show as a download at the bottom of this page.

  • Pre-Employment Checks

    Shared Business Services will commence the pre-employment checking process for you.  You can view the progress of these steps by logging in to Talentlink or by contacting Vetting, Occupational Health or Fingerprints directly.

  • Cleared for Start Date

    Once all pre-employment checks are clear Shared Business Services will contact you to advise you to arrange a start date with the candidate and to provide you with guidance on what you need to do next to get the candidate hired.