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How To Apply

Once you have seen a vacancy you are interested in we recommend making an online application, as the process is quick and user friendly. Just click the Apply Online button and this will take you to the online application system. You don’t even need to complete the whole application process in one go. As you proceed through each step of the application process, your details are saved so that when you return, the information you entered will be retained.  

How do I know what the current job opportunities are?

Select the Job Opportunities link in the left hand navigation bar or follow this link to view the current job opportunities.

The current job opportunity list is updated daily and vacancies remain on the website until midnight on the specified closing date.  The closing date is displayed alongside all vacancies so please ensure that you are aware of the closing date for any vacancies you wish to apply for.

How do I apply for a job opportunity?

We recommend that you make an online application as the process is quick and user friendly. If you wish to make an online application, you will need to register to access the secure application part of this site. To register, you simply need to provide some personal details which will go some way to completing the first stage of the application process. 

Once you have registered, you will have access to the application process which consists of eight simple steps in which we will ask you for the information required for your chosen vacancy. You will need to complete each step fully before you can submit your application for consideration. Only once you have submitted the application in the final step will your application be available to the University for consideration.

You do not need to complete the whole application process in one go. If you do not have time, or the information required is not at hand, you may complete the rest of the application at another time. As you proceed through each step of the application process, your details are saved and so when you return, the information you have entered will be retained. To complete an application, simply logon using your email address and the password you created when you registered. Kindly note that the application form does not include an automatic spell-check facility.

Postal applications are accepted, however we would like to encourage you to apply on line as the system is user friendly and simple to complete. If you would like to receive a paper application pack, these are available by e-mailing  or by contacting Human Resources and Organisational Development, Staffordshire University, D140 Blackstone Building, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2DE. Tel: 01782 292700.

What happens once you have received my application?

If you apply online, once we receive your application and supporting documents, we will send you an email to confirm receipt. 

If you apply by post and include an email address on your application form, we will again send you an email to confirm receipt of this. If you are unable to include an email address with your postal application, unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we receive, we will be unable to acknowledge receipt of your application.

How will I know the outcome of my application?

If you apply online, or include an email address on your postal application, we will let you know by email that we have received your application. Within six weeks of the closing date of the vacancy you will be informed by email whether or not you have been shortlisted for interview.

If you are unable to include an email address and do not hear from us within six weeks, we would ask you to please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.



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