I applied for the advertised position and under took the following interview process:
Were there any surprises in the process of securing the lectureship?
At the time of getting the lectureship I had no independent research funding compared to some of the other candidates. Although this is an important part of academic life obviously in my case it was not the only point considered when the appointment was made.
What top tips would you offer to other RS aiming for a lectureship?
Do your homework:
If you have to give an oral presentation prepare well and get the timing right: it is important not to over run and make sure it is pitched to a general audience.
Sell yourself appropriately: any university wants to know you will be able to secure research funding, manage research staff, perform and publish high quality research and that you are well known and respected in your field of expertise.
You should be able teach a broad range of subjects not just your specialist area.
You should get involved in the running of the department/university by taking on administrative roles. Obviously the above list will vary in importance depending on the Department/University you are applying to join, but the more evidence you have of these things in you career to date the better.