Current job opportunities at the University of Essex. The University is a
diverse community and welcomes applications for all categories of employment
from women and men from all socio-economic, ethnic or racial backgrounds, and
people with disabilities.
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Guidance notes for applicants
These guidance notes are intended to help you when making your application
and to provide you with information about the selection process.
Setting up an account
If you haven't registered online with us before, then after you have chosen to
apply for a role, you should click on the new user
registration link and complete your details. Once you have created your account,
you can then apply for jobs - you can complete your application in stages, saving
your details as you go along, if you prefer.
If you forget your password, click on the forgotten password link on the login page.
We moved to a new online recruitment system from 20 June 2016. If you have applied for a
job with us previously you will need to re-register as a new user. You will also need to
re-register to receive job alerts if you have previously signed up for these.
Job vacancy email alerts
If you wish to be notified of future vacancies that match your search criteria you can
set up an email alert. Search for a job and then scroll down to the bottom of the results
page. Click "click here to save this search as a job alert". If you are a new user then you will
need to register. If you are an existing user, log in to view the job alert under the "My profile" tab.
Job alerts can be removed from here. When a new job is added which meets your search criteria,
you will receive an email notification.
"Send to a friend" allows you to send the job description to a friend,
colleague or anyone else you think may be interested in the role. When the user
reads the email, the link to the specific job will be displayed so that they
can apply immediately.
General guidance on making your application
All job applications must be made via the website unless otherwise stated. We
do not accept speculative postal, faxed or emailed CVs. Before submitting your
application, please make sure that you have read the Recruitment Pack carefully.
Your application will be assessed according to how closely you meet the
knowledge, skills and attributes required. It is important that you demonstrate,
by giving examples, how you meet the essential, and where possible, the
desirable criteria. Applications will be considered by a selection panel of at
least 2 people and a shortlist will be drawn up on the basis of the experience,
skills and attributes required to undertake the duties for the post.
your application, there are some details you must provide. These mandatory
fields are marked with a red star.
For some posts, references may be taken up
prior to interview. If you do not wish us to contact your referees at this
stage, please indicate this in your application. You are required to provide us
with the names and contact details of two referees who can provide information
regarding your suitability for the post, one of which should be your current or
most recent employer. Students should give the name of a
lecturer/tutor/supervisor as appropriate.
Once you have completed all sections
of the application form, and attached any requested documents, a ‘submit'
button will appear allowing you to send your application to us.
You will receive
an acknowledgement by email. You can print out an application summary sheet
showing the information you have submitted.
If you do not receive an acknowledgment email, check your junk/spam email
folders. If you still have not received acknowledgment, it may mean that you
have not successfully submitted your application, in which case you should
contact the Resourcing Team (tel: 01206 874588/873521 email:
If your application has been unsuccessful, you
will be notified via email after the closing date. This could take a couple of
weeks, depending on how long it takes for the selection panel/committee to
shortlist. If you have been unsuccessful at interview stage you may request
feedback by emailing email@example.com.
Information for disabled applicants
If you have a disability which makes it difficult for you to apply online
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone the Resourcing Team on 01206 874588 / 875321. Under the
Employer scheme, the University will guarantee an interview to candidates with a
disability who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the post.
You will be asked if you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 when
making your application. As part of the application process you will be asked if
you have a disability or require any adjustments to the interview process. Any
specific requests will be discussed with you prior to interview to ensure your needs can be met.
Attending an interview
The shortlisting decision will have been based solely on the information you
have provided in your application. Even if you are already known to the
University as a current or previous employee you must ensure that you have
provided sufficient evidence of how you meet the job criteria.
Arranging your interview
If you are
shortlisted we will contact you via email to invite you to attend an interview
and you may be asked to schedule your own interview time.
If communication by email is not possible, please
let us know.
We will try, wherever possible, to give you one week’s notice of
the interview date. Whilst we will try to be as flexible as possible to
accommodate your needs, it will not always possible to re-arrange the scheduled
You will be able to view any
interview information via the "My applicant" tab.
If for any
reason you are unable to attend the selection process, please let us know as
early as possible.
At the interview
You will be
interviewed by at least two people. If you are required to give a presentation
or undertake a test or task as part of the selection process you will be given
full details when you are invited for interview.
After the interview
We will let you know whether
you are successful or unsuccessful at each stage of the process.
When making your application, you will be asked to provide confidential
information for legal or monitoring purposes covering the following:
- Equality Act 2010
- Data Protection
- Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006
- Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974