For assistance at any stage of your recruitment process, contact HR Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or on extension 4835.
You can download a recruitment checklist [docx] to help you through this process.
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 is the usual method of attracting applications. However, you might instead use candidate pools as your source of applicants
Longlist, telephone screen, shortlist, invite, interview, test, select - how to pick the best candidate
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
Maintain contact with your new colleague before they start to make them feel welcome and share important 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.
How long will recruitment take?
Standard costs are met centrally but additional expenses may have to be paid by your department.
Be mindful of treating all candidates fairly throughout your recruitment.
We run regular training sessions which we encourage recruiters to attend. Recruitment refresher training is also available.
The principles underpinning our recruitment process.
Making appointments of 12 months or less