To help us fill clerical vacancies in a timely manner, we maintain Clerical Boarding Lists which are established and valid for up to 12 months and used to fill clerical vacancies as and when they arise. Candidates on these lists are ranked in merit order and particular areas of strength highlighted to allow identification of a candidate that best matches the recruiting department's requirements in terms of skills and competences, work experience, work pattern, preferred location etc.
Queen’s operates a competency based recruitment process, in which you need to provide details, including examples from your past experience, to demonstrate how you meet each competency. The following outlines the steps of our recruitment process:
* Please be assured that throughout the various stages we will send you email alerts to let you know or to remind you about what is happening next and what you have to do.
(Candidates with non – standard qualifications are asked to check the following websites and provide supplementary documentary evidence as to how their qualifications meet the required criterion*).
* Applicants are expected to state their grades, level of qualification and subject to clearly show they meet the education requirement. Applicants who do not demonstrate this or equivalent qualifications will not be shortlisted.
*A successful test result will be valid for 2 years from date of completion and therefore candidates will not be required to repeat the testing stage for any application at that grade within this period where the same group of tests are being used.
* Queen’s may notify more than one candidate, in order of merit that a post has arisen. This notification invites an expression of interest in a post and should this invitation be rejected, this will be considered as a strike and therefore a turning down of a suitable post.
If you are appointed into a temporary post you will be placed on the redeployment portal up to 6 months before the end of the funding for your temporary post. This will allow you an opportunity to apply and be considered for suitable clerical officer posts across the University which are fixed term, peripatetic and permanent.
If an internal applicant is successful at a higher graded clerical post through clerical boarding, they will be given access to the redeployment portal at the higher grade.
Unfortunately, there’s a lot of competition for opportunities at the University so not everyone will be successful.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the University is unable to provide individual feedback on why applications have been unsuccessful at shortlist.
We encourage you to request feedback from your interview, as this will help with any future applications or interviews.
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For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
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