Applying for a Job

The Recruitment Process

To apply for a job in Queen’s you will need to complete an application form or a combination of application form, cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) depending on the post. All application forms, CVs and cover letters are submitted online. Applicants are required to supply the names of referees which the University takes up as necessary. A short list of candidates for interview is made after an assessment of the application documentation against the criteria outlined in the Job Details. It is therefore important that applicants clearly demonstrate, providing practical examples, how they meet the criteria on their application documentation.

Full details on Recruitment and Selection process is available on the Personnel Website. Current Job Opportunities are available here.

Interview Expenses

Normally applicants invited to interview, who are travelling from outside Northern Ireland, are entitled to claim reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation. Full details are provided to candidates at time of invitation to interview.

How to get to Belfast

You can fly to Belfast International Airport or Belfast City Airport. Regular shuttle buses run from both airports into the City Centre.

You can also fly into Dublin Airport and take a bus to Belfast City Centre. The bus departs from Dublin airport every hour and if you take the direct bus the journey will take around two hours.  Click here for more information about the bus service from Dublin Airport.

Note: If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national you should not travel to Belfast via the Republic of Ireland.  As there is no physical border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland you will not meet with any immigration officers and, as such, you may not be able to start work on your arrival to Belfast.

Belfast is a harbour city and it can also be reached by sea with regular crossings from both Scotland and England. Operators and travel times vary. Please check out Stena Line and P&O Irish Sea for travel options.

About Belfast

If you are invited to interview and you have spare time we recommend that you take a look around the city. Belfast is the administrative capital and largest city of Northern Ireland.

Historically, Belfast has been a centre for the manufacture of Irish linen, tobacco production, rope-making and shipbuilding: the city's main shipbuilders, Harland and Wolff, which built the well-known RMS Titanic, propelled Belfast on to the global stage in the early 20th century as the biggest and most productive shipyard in the world.

Today, Belfast remains a centre for industry, as well as the arts, higher education, business, and law, and is the economic engine of Northern Ireland. Belfast city centre has undergone considerable expansion and regeneration in recent years, notably along the River Lagan and around Victoria Square.

Find out what to see and do on the Visit Belfast website.