Recruitment

For assistance at any stage of your recruitment process, contact HR Services at hr-enquiries@york.ac.uk or on extension 4835.

You can download a recruitment checklist [docx] to help you through this process.

  • Preparation

    Starting with an up-to-date job description and person specification, you need to grade your vacancy, plan your selection methods, write your advert and get authorisation to recruit

  • Advertising

    Advertising is the usual method of attracting applications. However, you might instead use candidate pools as your source of applicants

  • Selection

    Longlist, telephone screen, shortlist, invite, interview, test, select - how to pick the best candidate

  • Appointment

    You've chosen your preferred candidate: now we need to make an offer, complete pre-appointment checks and, if necessary, obtain permission to work in the UK

  • New starter

    You now have a new colleague - go to our new starters section for helpful information.

If you are recruiting to a senior vacancy - at professorial or senior management level - contact Paul Ellison, our Senior Recruitment Adviser, to find out how we can help you make the best appointment.

 

You should also know about...

Timescales

How long will recruitment take?

Costs

Standard costs are met centrally but additional expenses may have to be paid by your department.

Equality and diversity

Be mindful of treating all candidates fairly throughout your recruitment.

Recruitment and selection training

We run regular training sessions which we encourage recruiters to attend. Refresher training is also available.

Recruitment policy

The principles underpinning our recruitment process.