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​A recruitment campaign can take up to 12 weeks from the moment you notify HR of the need to recruit. There are several departmental and University approvals that must be secured before going ahead with an advert

Although HR will provide advice and support during the process, PIs and line managers hold crucial information that has to be provided at the very beginning of the process: source of funds, job description and advert.

Please download the Job Description Template and update it with the information relevant to your vacancy. You may find it useful to consult this Generic Grade Information Document and Salary Scale. You should aim for 15 responsibilities/duties as well as 8 essential and 4 desirable requirements.

Once you have the final Job Description, please send it to together with an advert, a completed vacancy request form, a hazards checklist and the letter of award confirming the funds available.

HR will check with the Research and Finance teams that funds are available before going ahead with any advert. Please provide as much information as possible regarding source of funds in order to avoid delays.​

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