Applying for a job

If you are interested in applying for one of our vacancies please complete the online application form. You will be asked to register, using a personal email address, to which we will forward any correspondence.

Please read the following notes carefully before completing the application form:

  • It is not our practice to hold speculative CVs on file. You are welcome to submit CVs, supporting statements or additional information, but you must complete the University’s online application form and apply for a specific role.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of your online application will be sent out to you by email automatically once the system registers your application. There's no need to send us a hard copy of your form in the post.
  • If you have any issues with your online application form, we do have guidance notes to help you through the process. Alternatively, please contact the People Customer Service Centre on the details below.
  • If you have difficulties completing an online application form or need additional support, please contact the People Customer Service Centre on +44 (0)24 7765 3333 email

Closing dates

Unless otherwise specified within the advert, we allow for a two-week closing date for all our vacancies. We’re sorry but any applications received after the closing date cannot be considered.


It is our policy to obtain two confidential written references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.  If you do not wish them to be contacted prior to interview, please indicate this clearly (by selecting 'yes' from the appropriate box on the application form). Referees should be able to comment authoritatively on your work, education, skills and abilities and must not be related to you.

Academic appointments

Please attach a letter of application to your formal application form. Please include details of your research, published works (including text books) and professional practice in your letter of application. 

Canvassing for appointment

This will disqualify your application. However, you may make informal enquiries to further your knowledge and understanding of the role.

Acknowledgment of your application

You will receive a receipt of your online application. We regret that because of the large number of applications we receive for posts within the University, we will only be able to communicate further with candidates who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not been contacted within 28 days of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful.

Where we advertise

We advertise our vacancies on our corporate website alongside appropriate print and web-based media.

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