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Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions. If your queries are not answered below, then do not hesitate to contact us


If you are applying for more than one job, do you need to complete more than one application?

Yes, you should submit a separate application form for each job that you apply for.

Do you acknowledge receipt of applications?

If we receive your application via email we will send you an email to confirm receipt. Due to the large number of applications we receive, if you apply by post we are usually unable to acknowledge receipt of your application.

Can you include additional information with an application?

Yes, additional information may be attached or sent in as required. Significant amendments should not be made to the application form.

Can you submit a CV only?

We do not accept speculative employment requests or CVs only. You are, however, welcome to submit a CV in addition to your application form.

What is the deadline to submit an application?

You must submit your application by midnight of the published date on the website.

What happens to applications submitted after the published deadline has passed?

You must submit your application by midnight of the date published. If you submit your application after this deadline, it will be sent on by HR to the relevant professional service or faculty and they will decide whether to consider it or not.

Who should be provided as referees?

If you are applying for an academic post please provide the names and contact details of three work-related referees who are of high academic or professional standing. You must include your current/most recent line manager and for Professorial applications at least one referee must be a Professor.

If you are applying for a non-academic post please nominate two referees who may be contacted regarding your knowledge, skills, attributes and suitability for this position, including your current/most recent line manager plus another work-related referee, or an academic referee if applicable.

When do you find out if an application has been successful?

If selected for interview you will normally be informed by email within one month of the closing date. If you do not hear from us within one month, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

When will the job start?

If you are successful in the selection process your start date will be agreed with your line manager.

Do you provide feedback on applications?

Due to the large number of applications we receive we do not give feedback if you have not been shortlisted for interview. If you have attended an interview and would like feedback please contact us.

How can you sign the declaration if submitting the form electronically?

If you submit the application form via email it will automatically be deemed that you have signed the declaration.