Recruitment Process

Having made your application, the next steps in the process are as outlined below. How long it takes will depend on the role, how many applications are received and shortlisted, panel member availability, etc. We will communicate with you via email throughout the process.  

1. Shortlisting

Shortlisting decisions will take place once the advertised closing date has passed. All applications are assessed by a shortlisting panel according to the information supplied against the criteria set out in the person specification.  As soon as a decision has been reached, we will contact all applicants by email with the outcome.  

Unfortunately due to the number of vacancies and applications the University receives, we will not be able to provide feedback to those who weren't shortlisted for interview, only to applicants following interview.

2. Interviews

If you are shortlisted, you will be emailed with details of the interview process. Where possible, we will advertise the interview date to ensure that you have sufficient notice to make arrangements to attend, if shortlisted. Interviews will be conducted by a panel, the size of which will vary depending on the nature of the job. When invited to interview, you will be given an indication of who will be on the panel.

Skype interviews are increasingly being used for candidates who are based overseas and not able to travel. Where a Skype interview takes place, candidates are asked the same questions as they would at an on-site interview.

Many posts will involve a work related test, presentation or assessment day as part of the selection process. This could be in the form of a clerical or IT test or a requirement to deliver a short presentation. Full details will be confirmed to you in the invite to interview email. 

In all cases, we do our best to ensure that all candidates are given fair and appropriate opportunities to demonstrate their abilities to do the job.

When invited to interview, you will be asked to bring along with you approved documents to verify your entitlement to work in the UK. 

3. Offers

If successful, you will normally receive a verbal offer which will be followed up by a formal conditional offer. All offers are conditional upon receipt of satisfactory references, proof of qualifications, etc.