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Recruitment and Selection

This section provides information, help and guidance on the recruitment and selection of staff at the University of Portsmouth.

The University Recruitment and Selection Policy sets out the procedure that Human Resources and recruiting managers are required to follow in the event of recruitment of staff to the University. It outlines the responsibilities and duties of the parties to recruitment and it also identifies sources of support and guidance for employees and managers. Full details of the recruitment process are provided in this flowchart

We have gathered our HR forms and organised them under area of activity. If you know which form you need, just click on the appropriate link on our HR Forms page.

Recruitment to open-ended and fixed term roles

  • Identifying and defining the role
  • Advertising and marketing the role
  • Evaluating applications and shortlisting
  • Guidance on using the Online Recruitment System
  • Interviewing and assessing applicants
  • Preparing for a new member of staff/your team
  • Dealing with enquiries and unsolicited applications

Recruitment to temporary roles

  • Recruitment guidance and the contract process
  • Part-time hourly-paid roles (PTHP)
  • Employing Tier 4 sponsored students

Recruitment and Selection training

  • United Kingdom Visa and Immigration
  • Advertising and Marketing the Role
  • Shortlisting and Selection Process
  • Job Descriptions, Person Specifications and Grading
  • Interview Practice
  • Online Recruitment
  • Equality and Diversity and Online Unconscious Bias

Considering other options

  • Using existing staff (extra hours, extra responsibilities)
  • Secondments
  • School work experience placements

Promotion and Appointment to Reader and Professor

  • Promotion and Appointment to Reader and Professor Policy
  • Key dates and deadlines

Appointment to Visiting and Honorary Reader, Professor and Emeritus Professor

  • Appointment to Honorary and Visiting Professor
  • Appointment to Emeritus Professor

Visiting staff (from another institution) 

  • Visiting academics and the prevention of illegal working
  • External examiners and practice assessors (either paid or unpaid)

Working at the University of Portsmouth- Information for applicants

  • A short history of the University
  • Our vacancies
  • Working at the University


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