View all applications from the dashboard
Applications made by supervisors cannot be cleared until the applicant had completed the application.
If you have permission1 to manage applications you will see the application widget on your dashboard. The widget keeps you informed on how many applicants you have at each stage of the process and selecting any of them will redirect you to the application listing page with the selected filter applied.
This widget is affected by "Me" "My team" and "All" filters at the top of the Dashboard page.
You’ll also receive notifications when new applications are made against an opportunity you are managing and if an applicant has moved to the next stage of the process.
On default, the application listing page will sort applications by the last update date/time and you will only see applications for opportunities that you manage or supervise.
You can also use the filters and the sorting option to refine your search.
The coloured dot next to applicants name indicates an SLA failure, therefore the application requires some action from the application manager.
Default SLA(s) timeframe for each stage are:
Referee without an email address - SLA will be flagged as soon as the application hits the check stage.
|Stage||Ideal (days)||Max (days)|
Once an application reaches the ideal time frame set to application current stage, a yellow (warning) dot will be flagged. The dot will change to red (danger) once the application has reached the max timeframe, and no action has been taken.
All the decisions about an applicant are made in the application screen.
You can see the role details at the top-right corner, including role manager and a link to the role profile.
The Overview provides you with a detailed progress map of the application. You will automatically be taken to the relevant section when you select any stage.
Different roles may have additional checks or processes to complete. Assemble will guide you through each step and stage, and if a step is not required for the specific opportunity, it will move the applicant through automatically.
E.g. if no parental consent is required, then Assemble will automatically mark it as completed.
You can keep track of the application changes on the application history section.
At the very top of the application under the applicant's name, you will find the actions button. Click on it to reveal what actions you can perform to an application depending on the permissions your role holds.
After the application is cleared, the action button will only show the "View applicant record" option.
If you are waiting for certain documents/information from an applicant and they have not responded in due course, you can set the system to send them a reminder email and then automatically close within X weeks if they do not respond.
If you set the application to close automatically, a banner will appear on the application screen above the "Role details" stating the date it will close with the option to cancel the closure. And on the application listing page, there will also be a warning marker next to applications which will automatically close.
You can move an application to another available opportunity under the same role profile.
Applicants might inform you that they want to withdraw the application, therefore you must close it.
You can also close applications if the applicant has not been selected or is not suitable for the role.
Closing applications with unsuitable or not selected reason will send an email to the applicant; the email can be customised.
If you are the primary manager of an opportunity, you will be able to toggle emails on/off to stop or resume an applicant receiving system emails & notifications.
If you are not the primary manager of the opportunity you must have the required permission4 to use the toggle emails functionality.
During the clearing process, you might have some information that needs to be kept on the user record after the applicant is cleared to start the volunteering role.
Notes or touchpoint added to the application will show on the "User details" page, but if they are added from user/applicant details page then it won't show on the application screen.
Let's go through the application stages
At this stage, you can see the details of the applicant and their answers to any custom questions, attributes and referee details. If you have the right permission6, you can also make any amendments, if necessary, before progressing the application to the next stage.
You won't be able to amend applicant details after the application has passed the first stage.
Set up a meeting (interview) with the applicant. If you select the meeting day for today or in the past the system won't send the meeting invitation email.
- You can download and print the application form for you to refer to. Store and dispose of it carefully as this contains personal information.
- An interview template is also available for you to download and print.
- After the meeting, you can add any notes from the interview.
This stage allows you to carry out checks against the applicant. These could be documents, referees, vetting and parental consent (if required).
- Referees must have an email address (preferable) or phone number
- If the applicant only has provided the referee phone number, you must complete the reference form over the phone by selecting "fill out" references option from the actions button next to the referee details
- When providing references if referee selects they are not happy to provide a reference; if they mark they only know the applicant for less than six months or that they are a "relative or partner" of the applicant they won't need to complete the reference form, and the reference won't be valid
You can either add an additional referee on behalf of applicants or ask them to add through the applicants portal. You must have the Edit application permission to Add new referee to an application.
- When adding a new referee if they have an email address you can select to send the reference request form to the referee automatically.
- You can also resend the request by clicking the action button next to the referee details.
- If (somehow) parental consent was created without an email, and the parental consent details are added during the process the request need to be manually triggered.
The volunteer is good to go!
- The clearance stage won't open until all mandatory steps are completed.
- Also, you won't be able to clear an application made by a supervisor on behalf of the applicant until the applicant completes its application.
- Hover over the "Yes" on the clearance step will show a help text with the reason why the application can't be cleared.
- You can resend the complete application email from the "Action" drop-down at the top of the page.
Completing application on behalf of an applicant
You can also complete an application on behalf of the applicant (if you have the right permissions7,8), to do this select the "View user record" from the Actions drop-down and on the user record select the assume identity functionality.
On the applicant portal click on the "Click here to complete your application" link on the banner, add the applicant email address on the form and proceed to complete the application.
Important to note that on the application history it will be logged who completed the application.
What if an application is stuck
If an application you manage is stuck at any stage you can override (reset or bypass) any actions necessary to allow you to move forward with the application. Also, you can re-open closed applications. Please note you must have the permission5 to perform any of these actions.
At any stage, including after it's been cleared or closed, an application can be reset to the current or previous stage.
If the application is cleared, the role will be removed from the volunteer until the application is cleared again.
To reset the application click the override decision at the stage you want to reset.
You can select to re-open an application from the actions drop-down menu. The application will open at the stage it was before being closed without resetting the step.
You can only re-open rejected applications (withdrawn, not selected and unsuitable), successfully cleared application cannot be re-opened.
This action will show on the application history logs
Contacting applicants (chat)
Applicants don't have access to Assemble until they get cleared to start their volunteer role; therefore you won't be able to send them a direct IM. However, on the application screen on the button right-hand side, there is a chat functionality you can contact them from there.
During the application process, the system will automatically send some emails to applicants. If they reply to any of those emails, the opportunity manager will get an IM and the manager can respond to it.
All messages sent to the applicant either through the chat or by replying to an applicant’s email will be sent to the applicant’s personal email address.
You must have permission to send external emails to reply to applicants. Click here for more info on sending external emails.
Applications are part of the volunteer's record, and they are accessible at any time from the user details, roles & responsibilities tab, application section.
- Supervisory permission:
- Manage applications1
- Close application at any stage2
- Move an application from one opportunity to another3
- Toggle application emails4
- Override application actions5
- Edit application6
- View applicant user record7
- Log in as another user8