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Barnardo's Interview Questions

Interviews at Barnardo's

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barnardo's.

    Interview

    Really simple. Got to the store, was greeted and then taken into the back of the store and asked some questions. The interviewer was quite nice. As long as you know the basis and values you should be fine, it's easy.

    Interview Questions

    • - Why do you want to work for Barnardos?
      - How would you recruit more volunteers?
      - A time where you've had to work towards a target?
      - A time when you've had to work in a team?
      - What are Barnardos basis & values?   Answer Question

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    Service Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barnardo's (Leeds, England) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The interview lasted about 30 minutes and was fairly informal, with an interview panel of three people including the Service Manager, Team Leader and Assistant Finance Manager.

    There was also a 30 minute test on finance administration.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about your skills and experience, and how these can be transferred into the role of Service Administrator?   Answer Question
    • Tell us about your I.T. skills, systems or packages that you've used in previous roles, and would you feel confident about using them in this role?   Answer Question
    • The Service Administrator role is a very varied one, with lots of changing demands on your time. Can you give examples of how you have previously had to cope with a highly demanding portfolio of work, and what strategies you've used to deal with this?   Answer Question
    • Significant responsibility within this role is given to carrying out finance tasks for the service. This involves petty cash, reconciliations, budget monitoring and recording grants and invoicing. Another important aspect will be to process referrals, manage a service activity spreadsheet and transfer information between systems. You will be expected to collate these statistics to support the Service Manager in compiling quarterly reports, what relevant skills can you bring to this?   Answer Question
    • Tell us about your experience in using MS Excel formulas, and any other finance related databases or information systems?   Answer Question
    • Our team ranges from Volunteer to Assistant Director level, and the administrative team also receive regular regional and national bulletins.Can you give us some example and techniques you use to prioritise tasks in order to meet deadlines?   Answer Question
    • You will be responsible for managing the telephones, meeting and greeting external stakeholders and members of the public. What would be your primary considerations when interacting with people?   Answer Question
    • Can you give an example of when you've had to deal with a difficult situation, on the phone or in person? This could be due to the person being distressed, angry or responding to something in the media.   Answer Question
    • Data protection and confidentiality are a vital part of this role. What do you think this would include in this service?   Answer Question
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    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swansea, Wales
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barnardo's (Swansea, Wales).

    Interview

    I met at the service with the Manager and another member of staff. We began the interview then they realised I was not the applicant they thought so had to go outside and return when the other applicant had finished.

    The interview was okay, the panel were quite abrupt and one of them rolled her eyes when I spoke about the work I had done with vulnerable people, which was very unprofessional. I knew by the atmosphere and their responses that I hadn't got the job. The job description stated administration experience wasn't essential but it was clear they were looking for someone who was experienced.

    I applied online and heard back from the company around a week after the closing date. I was given 10 days to prepare for the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation where one of the young people accessing the service was drunk and disorderly?   Answer Question
    • How would you handle a busy reception and multiple phone lines?   Answer Question
    • How would you incorporate Barnardo’s values into your work?   Answer Question
    • What is your experience of administration?   Answer Question

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    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Crystal Palace, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barnardo's (Crystal Palace, England) in January 2016.

    Interview

    The interview took 30 mins and it was like you speak to a friend, which was very nice. I did not feel like I'm having interview, but more like I meet friends.

    Interview Questions

    • questions about me, what I know about the company.   1 Answer

  5.  

    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Barnardo's (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Fairly laid back. The questions were the usual for retail and nothing tricky. Past experience, volunteers, customer service, experience with targets and budgets. There was only about 6 questions. They are looking for people who are flexible and asked that about 3 times! They always ask if you know barnardo's basis and values, so make sure you know it!

    Interview Questions

    • Explain barnardo's basis and values.   1 Answer

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Barnardo's (Bristol, England) in March 2018.

    Interview

    It was nice with friendly approach, asked about experience, job and Value. but they did not call back ,no feed back disappointing . I was called twice for interview and no offer was given. I would not recommend very unprofessional,at least email with feedback

    Interview Questions


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    Store Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stevenage, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barnardo's (Stevenage, England) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Friendly , relaxed and nice. I have to face interview with two people. Even English is not my mother language they still very patient to listen to me.

    Interview Questions

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    Store Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Barnardo's (Plymouth, England) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Structured interview asking questions about what I have done, or would do in specific situations. Friendly interviewer, whole process was positive even though I didn't get an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you cope if you were the only trained member of staff on duty ?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Store Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Barnardo's.

    Interview

    Quick and easy. Filled out an application form then I applied to be a volunteer but I got an interview for the store associate job. The entire process took a week.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you summarise and apply Barnados basis and values to your job?   2 Answers
    • Tell me about how you are used to working with targets   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your previous role   Answer Question

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    Support Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barnardo's.

    Interview

    started off with a scenario based presentation task (given 45 mins to plan) followed by interview with 2 panel members who took turns to ask interview questions. Ten mins were allocated to presenting the scenario based task

    Interview Questions

    • mainly scenario based questions - must have past experience specific to question   Answer Question

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