Introduction and exceptions to external recruitment


These guidelines provide advice and information regarding the recruitment of all staff. The University seeks to recruit the highest possible quality of staff to roles. To achieve this the University aims to:

  • Secure the widest possible response to employment vacancies.
  • Encourage candidates from all sections of the community to apply for University vacancies.
  • Make selection decisions which do not discriminate unfairly against any individual or group.
  • Give a good impression of the University as a professional and progressive organisation.

To meet these aims, all permanent posts and fixed-term contracts of 3 months duration or longer, should be externally advertised.

(An exception may be made for posts longer than 3 months but less than 6 months duration with the agreement of the link HR Business Partner.)

Please follow the appropriate link below for the recruitment of the following staff:

Exceptions to external recruitment

There may be occasions where a job is restricted to internal-only applicants or restricted to a particular work area or group of staff; examples are listed below and in all instances prior consultation with HR is required.