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Receiving a job offer from us 

If you are successful at interview, the hiring manager may call you to let you know the outcome, and you will receive a formal offer letter from our HR Team via email. You’ll be asked to confirm acceptance of the offer and provide essential documents we require for conducting our pre-employment checks.  

Once you have accepted our offer and we have the essential employment checks, we will send you your contract detailing the terms and conditions of your employment. You should review, sign and return the contract to us as soon as possible. 

Your employment will remain conditional until all other checks have been satisfactorily completed; these will differ depending on the role you have been offered but typically they include: 

  • Evidence of right to work in the UK 
  • Proof of address, such as a utility bill or bank statement dated within the last 3 months 
  • Satisfactory references. The number of references required depends on the role and our team will confirm what is required   
  • Satisfactory medical clearance (we will send you a link to complete an online questionnaire). We will need this information to evaluate whether there is additional support you would need to perform in the role.  
  • A satisfactory criminal convictions declaration 
  • Proof of qualifications required for the role 
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) 
  • A satisfactory fraud check 

If you require a visa to work in the UK, you will be contacted by a member of our HR Team who will explain what is needed. We know that this process can be complex, but our specialist team will provide help and support throughout. Further immigration advice and guidance is available on our Immigration website

The university believes that flexible working enhances staff motivation and accommodates the diverse needs and preferences of employees by promoting better work-life balance and increasing job satisfaction. Enriching employee wellbeing also helps improve performance and productivity.

We recognise the importance of flexible working arrangements. All employees have a day one right to request flexible working. Therefore, we encourage you to engage in conversations about your specific needs and preferences with the recruiting manager at the offer stage. We are dedicated to finding mutually beneficial solutions where possible, which support professional and personal responsibilities.

If you have any questions at all, you can contact a colleague and their details will be in your offer email. Alternatively, you can contact a member of the team by email to or call +44 (0) 115 748 4800. 
Once your employment checks are complete, you will receive an email from the HR Team confirming this.