Application support

Jobs at UCLan

Applying for a job at the University of Central Lancashire? Here you'll find everything you need to know about our recruitment procedures.

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Completing your application 

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

Details supplied in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section are kept confidential. All sensitive information is held by 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 details before completing the form.
  • Use the information supplied to make your application relevant to the post.
  • Use the form to explain how your particular skills, experience and qualifications align with those referenced in the person specification. The person specification is used as the basis for shortlisting.

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 email or phone.

  1. Shortlisting is carried out by members of the interview panel. Shortlisting is based on an assessment of the information you have provided in your application, against criteria defined on the person specification.

    UCLan graduates

    If you are a UCLan graduate and you are not shortlisted, further advice and guidance can be provided by our Careers Team.

    What happens if I get shortlisted?

    If shortlisted, you'll be contacted for the selection process. You'll also get notified of any additional methods such as tests or presentations.

  2. Disability declaration

    If you declare a disability, indicate that you wish to exercise your right under the Disability Confident scheme, and you meet the essential requirements of the post, you are guaranteed to be shortlisted. If you provide any details of your disability, these will not be shared with the shortlisting panel or recruiting manager.

    Armed forces declaration 

    If you declare that you are a member of the armed forces community and meet the essential requirements of the post, you are guaranteed to be shortlisted.

  3. We'll ask you to provide details of a minimum of two persons who will act as referees. These references will be in support of your application. Where possible, one of these references should be from your last employer.

  4. As part of our Equal Opportunities Policy, all interview panels will normally consist of at least three people. Panels will include both men and women.

    If you attend a selection process, the chair of the panel will agree with both successful and unsuccessful candidates. The timeframe and method for feedback will be provided by the chair. The successful candidate will have the decision confirmed in writing as an offer of employment. Unsuccessful candidates will have the opportunity for feedback from the Chair of the interview panel on request.

  5. All offers of appointment are conditional upon receipt of:

    • Satisfactory reference
    • Medical clearance
    • Verification of qualifications
    • Verification of eligibility to work in the UK
    • Where appropriate: satisfactory Disclosure and Barring checks, prior to commencement of employment.

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

Following a review of the UK's immigration scheme in 2020, a points-based system for immigration was introduced. Replacing the Tier 2 visa route, this is now called the Skilled Worker visa. 

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