For assistance at any stage of your recruitment process, contact HR Services at 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

    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.


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How long will recruitment take?


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

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

Recruitment policy

The principles underpinning our recruitment process.

Temporary and casual workers

Making appointments of 12 months or less