Human Resources

Recruitment process

All of the University’s vacancies are advertised with a closing date. All vacancies will close at midnight (GMT) on the closing date published. Late applications cannot be submitted. Once the closing date has passed, all applications received up to and including that date will be visible to the relevant University staff within the School or Department who will complete the shortlisting process.

If you wish to apply for multiple vacancies, you will need to submit an individual application form for each vacancy. The University’s online recruitment system will save the last application form you submitted, so that you only need to review and amend it for each new vacancy you apply for.

Each role has a unique person specification and we require documentary evidence that you possess the required skills and knowledge the role expects.

Interview dates for all vacancies are published with the job advert on our online recruitment system. If you are shortlisted, you will receive an email containing details of the selection process.

We are not usually able to rearrange an interview date for a candidate who is not available on the day.

Once the selection process has taken place, the selection panel will make a decision as quickly as possible and will contact the successful candidate to offer them the position.

All roles will be offered subject to receipt of satisfactory references. These will be taken up once the verbal offer has been accepted. It is the University’s policy that all employment covering the past three years is referenced. A minimum of two references is required to cover this three year period of employment or study (where there has been no employment). One of your referees must be your current or most recent employer.  

Testimonials or open references will not be accepted. One referee must be your current or most recent employer as they must have direct knowledge of your work and have been in a position of seniority to you. If you do not have a recent employer, references in relation to unpaid employment may be suitable. School leavers/graduates may wish to give details of lecturers or tutors as appropriate.

Details provided on the Recruitment and Staff Monitoring form will not be made available to staff comprising the shortlisting panels and are used only for monitoring the University's Equal Opportunities Policy.

Please click on the links below for more information:

Occupational Health Guide for newly appointed Staff

e-recruitment guide-applicants

Online Redeployment Guide- Applying for Vacancies (Candidates only)