You can contact the successful candidate by phone to offer the job but you must be clear that the offer is made subject to:
A pre-employment checklist can be downloaded from: New Starter Checklist
In the first instance the job should be offered on the first point of the scale. Only if your new recruit indicates that they would not accept the job on the salary offered should a salary negotiation be considered.
If a higher than minimum salary is to be offered then this should first be agreed with the HR Business Partner. A Starting Salary Form must be completed recording the objective justification for the agreed salary. Be aware that this form may be made available as evidence in the case of an equal pay claim, should one arise.
Points to consider when determining a higher than minimum salary:
NB: Existing salary is not always a good indicator of an appropriate starting salary as this may perpetrate inequity from other employers
Before your new recruit can take up post the following must have been received:
The following are some points to bear in mind:
The start date cannot be confirmed in writing until the document checks are completed.