FAQs

Launch of a new recruitment site

The University of Kent will be launching a new recruitment website on 6 March 2019. From this date all new vacancies will be advertised on the new website. Existing vacancies currently advertised here will continue to be accessible on this site until the closing date. After 28 March 2019, however, this site will no longer be accessible.

FAQs about the change of recruitment websites

Q. If I apply for a job on this website, what will happen when the new site launches?

A. The new site will be launched at https://jobs.kent.ac.uk/ on 6 March 2019. After this date, the old website (the one you are currently looking at) will move to https://jobs2.kent.ac.uk/. To refer to details of a vacancy or to complete an application, you will need to go to https://jobs2.kent.ac.uk/. All other aspects of the process will continue as normal.

Q. Where can I find details of all current vacancies?

A. All vacancies can be found by going to https://jobs.kent.ac.uk/. Currently open vacancies will not be moved to the new site. However, after 6 March the new website will include links to open vacancies on this site.

Q. Can I bookmark the old site?

A. Yes. The site is already available at the new address. Click here: https://jobs2.kent.ac.uk/ and bookmark the site or search for the particular vacancy you are interested in and bookmark the page.

Q. How long will the old site be available?

A. The old site will be available until 28 March 2019. After that, it will be removed completely. The University recommends downloading details, such as job descriptions and person specifications when you apply for a job. If you are invited for interview, these documents may be removed before you attend. If they have been removed and you require a copy, you may contact the Resourcing Team at jobs@kent.ac.uk

Q. I have an account on the old site. Will this be migrated across?

A. No. If you wish to apply for a job on the new site, you must register and create a new account.

Q. How do I find the new site?

A. When the new site launches on 6 March, it will be available at https://jobs.kent.ac.uk/. Until this time, this link will take you to the existing website.

Q. I can see a similar looking vacancy on both sites. Which one should I apply for?

A. The same job will not be advertised on both sites. If there are two jobs listed, they represent two separate vacancies. You should consider whether you wish to apply for one or both.

Q. Is there someone I can contact if I have any further questions?

A. Yes. Contact the Resourcing Team at jobs@kent.ac.uk for assistance.


General FAQs

Q. Who should I contact if I have a general enquiry?

A. You can email us at jobs@kent.ac.uk or call us on 01227 823033

Q. I would like to provide feedback on the service I have received, whom should I contact?

A. Please email any comments to jobs@kent.ac.uk

Q. How can I find out what job opportunities there are at the University of Kent?

A. We have a variety of opportunities available across our divisions. Please click on Search & Apply for Jobs and then choose an area that you feel you may be interested in working. You will then be able to select 'Job Search' and see what opportunities are available.

Q. How do I apply for a position I have seen on the website?

A. This varies depending on the vacancy. Please follow the specific application instructions for the role you wish to apply for.

Q. What happens next in the application process?

A. This will vary depending on the role you have applied for. You may be invited to attend an interview after your application has been reviewed.

Q. When will I know if I have been successful? What is the timescale involved?

A. It is difficult to give a definite timescale for reviewing applications as it may vary depending on the type of role that you are applying for. We will endeavour to advise you as soon as possible.

Q. How can I check my application has been received?

A. In most cases, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement email confirming that your application has been received.

Q. How do I get feedback on my application if I am unsuccessful?

A. Due to the high number of applications we received we can only give feedback to interviewed candidates. If you have attended an interview and would like feedback please email us at jobs@kent.ac.uk or call us on 01227 823033.

Q. Can I make a postal application?

A. We want to encourage as many applicants as possible to apply online. You can access the internet at many cafes, libraries and job centres. However, if you are struggling to find access to a computer please call us on 01227 823033.

Q. Can I still apply after the closing date?

A. Unfortunately, we do not accept applications after the closing date.

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

A. For some academic or research posts that require specialist skills or qualifications, we may be able to obtain a work permit for a suitably qualified applicant who is not eligible to work in the UK. However, for all other posts it is unlikely a work permit would be granted. Please visit the home office website for further information.

Q. I do not have an email address. How will I apply?

A. You can register for an email address with Wanadoo, Yahoo, Hotmail.

Q. I have been invited for interview, will the University pay for my travel expenses?

A. If you are living in the UK the University will pay travel expenses. If you are currently residing abroad please check with us before making arrangements, we may cover travel expenses or alternatively we may request to interview by telephone or video conference.