Shortlisting and Assessment

Selecting candidates involves two main processes: shortlisting and assessing applicants to decide who should be offered a job. These processes support the University’s commitment to excellence and build upon the requirement to appoint candidates solely on the basis of merit.

Key tasks of the Appointments Panel, led by the Chair and supported by a HR Business Partner:

  • Shortlist candidates for interview this is typically a paperless exercise with documentation made available online
  • Define the interview process, the method of assessment will depend on the role, examples include: interview, presentation, test, research seminars and publication review 
  • Conduct interviews
  • Reach consensus on candidate appointments

 Associated documentation and information: