Careers, Employability and Skills has no obligation to promote organisations and opportunities and reserves the right to decline or remove advertisements which it reasonably believes not to be in the best interests of either students, graduates or the University.
In particular, this will usually include advertisements which:
(a) Promote or endorse illegal activity
(b) Require an unreasonable financial outlay by the applicant
(c) Are connected with a 'pyramid', ‘network’ or similar style selling scheme
(d) Involve writing academic course-related materials which may be used by other students
(e) Are from recruitment agencies or third party recruiters and do not include clear details of who the end employer will be or which may be used for the purpose of gathering applications/CV’s or candidate banks for multiple employers. Recruitment agencies or third party recruiters must also provide contact details for the commissioning person in the end employer company for the purposes of verification that they have been expressly engaged to recruit our students and graduates for the stated roles.
(f) Are submitted by generic email accounts such as Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo etc.
(g) Require the taking of medication or other forms of treatment, such as participating in drugs trials
(h) Are salaried positions which do not pay an hourly rate that meets the national minimum wage
(i) Are unpaid positions lasting more than one month, excluding those from registered charities and voluntary organisations and those that constitute part of a sandwich course.
(j) May directly or indirectly discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, sex, any gender reassignment sexual orientation or age. In general, requests for photos of applicants at the time of application are not permitted. Examples of wording to avoid in adverts includes: recent (graduate or experience), mature, energetic, young, dynamic, youthful, single, bubbly, strong, delicate, mobile, seasoned, native speaker/mother tongue. Advertisers must also justify any requirement for applicants to hold a driving licence. Further guidance can be found via the ACAS website www.acas.org.uk or helpline 0300 123 1100. To avoid any misunderstanding, Queen’s University does not accept any liability whatsoever which may arise out of the content of any job advert.