The University is committed to equality of opportunity for all its activities and recruitment is no exception.


All our vacancies are advertised on our dedicated jobs web site and on as well as any other relevant media.

Our web site enables the applicant to gather information about the vacancy eg job description and person specification and also enables them to to apply online.  Traditional paper applications are also accepted.

The web site also provides additional recruitment information about working at the University of Nottingham including:


Once a job vacancy has been advertised and closed, candidates are short-listed using the person specification.  As soon as a decision has been reached, short-listed applicants will be contacted with an interview date.  Normally, candidates will hear from us within two weeks of the closing date if they are to be interviewed.  In some cases, references are sought prior to interview, in others they are sought following an offer, but we require at least two references from previous employers prior to appointing.


Interviews are normally conducted by a panel which will include the line manager, and as well as more senior members of a Department or School.  Interviews may be conducted by video conference.  Candidates will often be asked to give a presentation on a relevant topic as part of the interview, which will be explained in the invitation to interview letter. In some cases, there may be a second interview.


Job offers

Once the interviews are complete, we will select a preferred candidate and may issue a conditional offer of employment ─ conditions may include satisfactory references, medical, etc.  When we have completed all the necessary employment checks on a preferred candidate, we will confirm the unconditional offer.  We will ask the successful candidate to accept the offer by signing and returning the Contract of Employment.


When new employees commence employment they are supported by various induction programmes ─ both in the School or Department they are working in, along with a University wide induction session.

Recruitment support and resources

Support and guidance in recruitment and selection is provided for managers by the Human Resources Department.  Professional Development also offer a variety of short courses.

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