Application support

These hints have been designed to provide useful information for applicants about the University’s recruitment procedures.

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Completing the Application Form

Our application form is used both for shortlisting and for reference during the interview process.

Please note that details supplied in the Sensitive Information section are kept strictly confidential. All sensitive information is held in the People Team and is not seen or used by the shortlisting panel. The information is used for monitoring purposes only and forms no part of the selection process.

When completing the application form, please remember to:

  • Read the job description, person specification and advertisement and any other relevant details thoroughly before completing the form. Use the information supplied to make your application relevant to the post. It is important that you use the form to explain how your particular skills/abilities, experience and qualifications compare with those which have been defined in the supporting information. These documents, particularly the person specification, are used as the basis for shortlisting.
  • Complete all sections of the form; the system will not allow you to submit the form until all of the mandatory fields have been completed. A CV is not regarded as a substitute but may be included as part of the Supporting information in the section ‘Why are you suitable for this position?’. If you have difficulties including any relevant information, please contact the People Team at or on 01772 892324.
  • By ticking the Confirmation box in the Declaration section you are confirming that the information given is correct. Please note that if you provide false information or deliberately omit any relevant details you will not be included in the selection process.

The Appointments Process

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. If you are not shortlisted, you will receive an email confirming this. Applicants put forward for the selection process will be advised by phone or by post.

Applications from Non-UK Workers (not including Irish citizens)

Following a review of the UK's immigration scheme in 2020, a new points-based system for immigration has been introduced. This document relates to the Skilled Worker visa. This has replaced the previous Tier 2 visa.