What happens next

Assessment and Shortlisting

The University uses a variety of assessment methods which may include on-line questions as part of the application process. These methods help us to understand if you are a good match for the job, and following a successful on-line assessment your application will proceed to shortlisting.

Following the closing date detailed on the advert, job applicants are shortlisted for assessment based upon how closely they match the requirements of the role.

Following submission of your application you will be able to logon to our website and track the progress of your application through the recruitment process.


Our interviews are designed to measure your abilities and competencies for the role, as well as your overall fit with our working culture. All interviews are conducted by an appropriate panel (usually comprises of two or three individuals) who fully understand the requirements of the role.

The University is committed to interviewing all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy, and will consider them on their abilities. This is indicated by the use of the two ticks disability logo on our job adverts. If you are invited for an interview and have any special requirements, or require adjustments due to a disability, please make the Human Resources team dealing with the vacancy aware prior to your interview date.

You will be contacted by email if you have been successfully shortlisted for initial assessment/interview, and this will be confirmed on the website, when you track your application status.

Dependent upon the role and number of applicants, it may be necessary to conduct a second interview. If the interview process contains additional assessment methods, such as a presentation or psychometric testing, these will usually be conducted at the second interview.

The successful applicant will be identified by the panel within a few days of the final interview. Any offer of employment made by the University will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory reference, and proof of eligibility to work in the UK. For roles involving regulated activity with children and/or vulnerable adults, possession of a satisfactory DBS Certificate will also be a condition of employment.

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