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University of Kent Career Opportunities Jobs Frequently Asked Questions

 

Frequently Asked Questions - General

  1. Why do I have to register to apply for a job?
  2. Can you advise me on my suitability for a role and whether or not I should apply?
  3. I am not a British/EEA national. Can I still apply for advertised posts at the University?
  4. I am interested in working in the University, is there a way I can be alerted to job opportunities?
  5. How do you protect my information?

  1. Why do I have to register to apply for a job?

    Registration ensures that site users are aware of the Terms Of Use for the website and it also provides access to a personalised area of the website, 'My Applications', which enables you to more easily manage your application with the University.

    My Applications

    • Submitted applications are automatically saved and are available for printing.
       
    • You can monitor the progress of your application.
       
    • Once you have submitted your first application, it becomes available to re-use as a basis for future applications, which means that you will not need to re-enter all of your information again.
       

    All information is held securely and cannot be viewed by the University until you have submitted your application.

  2. Can you advise me on my suitability for a role and whether or not I should apply?

    We are unable to give specific advice on the likelihood of your application being successful. All applications for our advertised posts are assessed against the published criteria for the role.  Those who meet the criteria to the greatest extent will be selected for interview. As we are unable to pre-empt the quantity and quality of applications for the role in question, or how many of these will meet all essential criteria, the best advice we can give is that you review the job description and person specification in detail and assess to what extent you can evidence that you meet the requirements

  3. I am not a British/EEA national. Can I still apply for advertised posts at the University?

    For some posts that require specialist skills or qualifications, we may be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship (Tier 2 visa) for a suitably qualified applicant who is not eligible to work in the UK. 

    Applications who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.  However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled British/EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the University is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.  The UK Visas and Immigration, part of the Home Office, requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified British/EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

    For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

  4. I am interested in working in the University, is there a way I can be alerted to job opportunities?

    Job opportunties at the University may arise at any time of the year and so you may like to be alerted when we are advertisng a particular type of role.

    There are 2 ways in which you can register your interest, they are both absolutely free and you can choose whether to subscribe or unsubscribe at any time.

    1. Jobs by E-mail, this enables you to schedule a jobsearch , with the results then being sent to you via email.
       
    2.  RSS, this service enables you to subscribe to automatic updates via your web browser, enabling you to choose whether perhaps to be updated for jobs of a particular type or working at a particular campus . (More information on RSS technology can be found here)
  5. How do you protect my information?

    In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations the information contained in your application is used to shortlist and select for each position you apply for. If you are sucessful in your application, your application and equal opportunities information will form part of your manual and computerised personal file and your personal data will be used for employment and payroll processing purposes. For candidates who are not successful in their application, the information is usually kept for a period of one year after the closing date and then destroyed. Only collated, anonymised data from the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section is kept after that period to enable effective monitoring to take place.  In a small number of cases we are required to keep recruitment information longer than one year, until informed by the UK Border Agency that it can be destroyed.

    By completing and submitting an application, you consent to the University processing such personal data as may be necessary for the proper administration of its recruitment and selection processes. Please refer to the Terms of Use for see our full Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.

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