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Barnardo's Interview Questions

Interviews at Barnardo's

48 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Family and Volunteer Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Barnardo's in June 2016.

    Interview

    Third degree type interview process
    One question became three
    Questions asked in the longest way possible
    Didnt make me comfortable or relaxed, having reach interview early, still waited 30 minutes passed interview time, which made me more nervous!!

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  2.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I had a face to face interview with two people. The interview was very relaxed and I felt at ease . I then had a telephone interview with the area manager

  3.  

    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.

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

  4.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Airdrie, Scotland
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barnardo's (Airdrie, Scotland) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Competency Interview. Was my first interview for around 1 year, they didn't make me feel very relaxed though. Nice enough women, however one was just a little condescending towards me which obviously didn't help my nervousness. Told me they would contact me that night or the next day and I didn't hear from them until around 1 week later.

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    Project Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Barnardo's.

    Interview

    Standard Application form and personal statement. About a week after the closing date I got invited to interview. I thought the interview process was good, giving candidates an opportunity to show their abilities through different methods - there was a presentation, a written case study task and an interview. It meant that if you are not great at one aspect there are other opportunities to shine. All took place in one session which lasted about 90 minutes.

    The panel were friendly and supportive and helped me feel at ease. I felt like they wanted to see my best side and help me relax. Had to take lots of documents along to interview and fill in lots of paperwork, but this is pretty standard for working with children. Overall a good experience.

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    • Give an example of a time that a safeguarding issue came up at work and how you dealt with it   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Project Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barnardo's.

    Interview

    A standard set of questions asked at every interview with a few inappropriate unfair personal questions thrown in.
    The questions are scored out of 5. But there is no way of knowing how or why you scored less/more than colleges

    Interview Questions

    • Will your relationship with other staff (friends) effect your professionalism   1 Answer

  7.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Barnardo's (Birmingham, England) in June 2015.

    Interview

    hit and miss online system, fairly informal 2 person interview, standard "stock"questions, didn't go out of their way to put you at ease or be friendly and certainly didn't tell you the truth about what the job entails

    Interview Questions

    • what do you know about our basis and values and how do you implement them   Answer Question
  8.  

    Customer Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartlepool, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Barnardo's (Hartlepool, England) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and was invited to interview via email. The interviewers were late, and didn't know which order the interviews were taking place. They asked about retail experience, what I knew about Barnardo's and how I thought they recruited their volunteers. I was also asked about profit and how I would ensure that the business was successful.

    Interview Questions

    • The question's about profit and the business side of things.   Answer Question

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    Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Barnardo's (Chelmsford, England) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Very relaxed, filled out a form with the manager in the room at the back. She went through the form with me and asked the questions, I answered and she wrote down what I said. The interview was pretty quick and she explained to me what I would be doing when volunteering at the shop, as well as mentioning some safety rules.

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  10.  

    Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ormskirk, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Barnardo's (Ormskirk, England) in June 2014.

    Interview

    It was a one on one interview where i was asked why i wanted to volunteer for a childrens charity. By the end of the interview i was asked when i could start work and shown around

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See What Barnardo's Employees Are Saying

StarStarStarStarStar   Former Digital Fundraising Executive in Bristol, England

Pros: “It's a big charity so lots of opportunities to apply for other roles and get experience. Managers are open to new ideas and the people are lovely!”“It's a big charity so lots of opportunities to apply for other roles and get experience. Managers are open to new ideas and the people are lovely!” – Full Review

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