The University is committed to recruiting the highest calibre of staff in all categories to contribute to the attainment of its core objectives.
This Scheme sets out the procedures to be followed when appointing academic staff, academic-related and support staff. It does not cover the appointment to Studentships, Visiting Fellowships, Visiting Professorships,
Hourly Paid Tutors/Demonstrators and Student Employment.
The aim of the University’s Appointments Procedure is to appoint people who best meet the requirements of the post and to ensure fair and equitable treatment for those seeking employment with the University.
The University’s commitment to excellence underpins the selection process and builds upon the requirement to appoint applicants to posts solely on the basis of merit.
The University is strongly committed to ensuring that all applicants are afforded equality of opportunity and that there should be no unlawful discrimination, direct or indirect, against any person in the recruitment and selection process.
The University will make, where appropriate, reasonable adjustments in relation to candidates with disabilities
Each member of an Appointments Panel is responsible for ensuring that the Appointments Scheme is properly implemented and that the merit principle underpins the recruitment and selection process at all times.
All members of the Appointments Panel, employed by the University, must have received training in recruitment and selection.
Wherever practicable, Appointments Panels should be representative of the diversity of the Northern Ireland community and beyond and, where necessary, the panel will be supplemented to ensure representation.
Equality of Opportunity
The University is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all applicants and can only achieve its full potential when decisions, in relation to employment, are based on job-related criteria.
This Procedure is intended to ensure that the University appoints the best person for every post. It builds upon principles which will promote equality of opportunity and therefore should be read in conjunction with the
Equal Opportunities Policy Statement and the University Equality Scheme contained within
the Equal Opportunities Unit’s web site: http://www.qub.ac.uk/eou.
All staff and Appointments Panel members must respect the confidentiality of the process. Particular care must be taken in relation to sensitive personal data. It is of paramount importance that Appointments Panel membersshould treat all applications in the strictest confidence. Information about an applicant’s details should not be disclosed to anyone outside the Appointments Panel, except in exceptional circumstances, when advice should be sought from the Director of Human Resources. Details in relation to the interview performance of any applicant must not be discussed with anyone outside the Appointments Panel.