Jobs FAQs

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Find out more about job applications and working at HLF.


FAQS and answers

Do you accept speculative applications?

No, we currently do not accept speculative applications.

Do you accept CVs and cover letters?

No, we currently do not accept CVs and cover letters. Please apply through our online portal.

Where can I search for current vacancies?

Please visit our online portal to find current vacancies and apply. Interested parties can also register for email alerts to find out about the latest roles advertised.

I am having technical problems with the online portal – who can I talk to?

For technical help, please contact our HR team via telephone: 020 7591 6000.

Can I apply for more than one position?

Yes, it is possible to apply for more than one position. 

How will I know if my application has been received?

Once we have received your application, we will send you a notification email including your unique application number.

How do I withdraw or cancel an application?

It is not currently possible to withdraw or cancel an application through our online portal. If you have any queries, please contact our HR team via telephone: 020 7591 6000.

Will I hear back if I have not been successful in my application?

No. Only candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

When will I hear back after an interview?

You will hear from our HR team as soon as a decision has been made. The timescale for the decision-making will be discussed at interview.

Will I be able to get feedback after an application or interview?

We do not offer feedback on applications. We offer written or verbal feedback after interviews.

Does HLF offer visas or work permits?

We are unable to offer visas or work permits.

Do I need the right to work in the UK?


What should I do if I have a disability that may affect my performance at any stage of the recruitment process?

As a recognised Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for the vacancy. Any special requirements can be discussed and arranged before an interview. Please contact our HR team via telephone: 020 7591 6000.

Are you an equal opportunities employer?

Yes, we are a recognised Disability Confident employer. Please find out more on our Equal Opportunities page.

What benefits does HLF offer?

HLF offers a wide range of benefits including childcare vouchers and the Cycle to Work scheme. Find out more on our Benefits page.

What is it like to work at HLF? 

HLF employs more than 300 people, working in a wide range of roles across the UK. Find out more by reading our interviews with staff on the Meet the Team page.

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