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Our process

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Useful information to guide you through the recruitment process

Recruitment process

Our recruitment process can vary from role to role based on the nature of the role, level, responsibilities, job family and other factors. Please check the advert for any further information.

Our typical recruitment process looks like this:

Application – Shortlisting – Interview – Offer – Onboarding – Induction

We will always inform candidates of the outcome following an application. We are unable to provide feedback at application stage due to the volume of applications we receive but we do provide feedback following an interview.

However, sometimes this process can involve extra steps that might look like this:

Application – Shortlisting – Psychometric Assessment – Stakeholder + Formal Interview – Offer – Onboarding – Induction

For example, for a professor vacancy, prior to any interviews taking place, psychometric tests will take place. In addition to this, either a day before or on the same day as our standard formal panel interview, there would also be stakeholder panel where you would need to present on a certain topic. The Research department would be invited to be on the stakeholder panel along with Deans and other senior academics.

Application process

To be considered for any of our vacancies, you will need to follow the application process as detailed in the post you want to be considered for.

If the role is one UAL is directly handling, you will need to apply through our job board. We cannot accept emailed applications or speculative CVs. If you have not applied or signed up for job alerts with us before, you will need to create an account. Registration does not take long and will help you to keep track of your application. You can save your application and come back to it later provided the role has not closed.

We advise you to apply early as the application closing date may be brought forward if we receive enough applications and new applications cannot be considered once the vacancy has closed. Any changes to the closing date will be communicated.

Where applicable, the application form may set out several competency-based questions related to the person specification for the post. Please make sure you provide evidence to demonstrate clearly how you meet these criteria.

If you have any general questions or require any reasonable adjustments, there should be contact details on the advert. If there are none listed, you can contact our general jobs inbox via ual_jobs@arts.ac.uk making sure to quote the vacancy ID, job title and your application ID (if relevant).

Eligibility to work

All job offers are conditional based on you providing proof of your eligibility to work in the UK. Some roles will also require a DBS check to be carried out. Please check the advert and job description for further information.

If you don’t currently have the necessary document required to gain permission to work and live in the UK, we are able to offer sponsorship for skilled worker visa subject to UK Border Agency (UKBA) requirements. Further information is available on the Home Office website.

However, with apprenticeships, there are additional eligibility requirements – you must already have the right to work in the UK and have ordinarily been resident in the UK for the last 3 years. Due to apprenticeship funding rules, sponsorship is not available for apprenticeship opportunities.

If you require specific advice about your eligibility for any apprenticeship opportunities, please get in touch via apprenticeships@arts.ac.uk 

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