How to apply

All our current job vacancies are advertised online.  If you’re using our web recruitment system for the first time, you’ll need to create an account using an email address and password before you can complete your application.  The email address you provide will be the one we use to contact you.  

The application form

Please ensure that you complete all sections of the online application. Advice will be available to guide you through the form.

Please read the job description and person specification for each vacancy carefully before completing an application, as the decision on whether to shortlist you will be based on the information provided in your application, demonstrating how you meet the criteria. CVs alone are not accepted, but you can submit three attachments, with a maximum size of 5 MB each, to support your application when applying online.

Are you a current student or graduate?

If you’re a current student or a graduate of the university, then you can receive advice on your application and help preparing for interview. To find out more, please visit and you can learn how to book an appointment or get in touch.

Submitting your application

Please only submit an application if you meet the essential criteria for the role, and make sure you provide examples of how you meet the criteria in your supporting statement, as we can only consider you for the role if you do! 

You will only be able to click ‘Apply’ once all mandatory fields are filled in and each page shows as being completed on the Summary page.

Note: Please don’t use the back button on your web browser when completing your application, as you may lose information you’ve entered.

Job Alerts

If you’re interested in working at The University of Huddersfield, but are unable to find a suitable current vacancy, you can save your job search as a job alert and we’ll notify you when we have any vacancies fitting your criteria.


All vacancies close at 23:59 on the closing date provided on the advert.  Following the closing date your application will be assessed by our shortlisting panel.

Interviews and Assessments

Our process is tailored to the role we’re recruiting to, so expect to bring your real-life skills to the recruitment process.  From competency and values-based interviews, to presentations and practical assessments, this will vary depending on the role you’re applying for and gives you the chance to show us what you’re great at doing.

Our interviews measure your abilities and competencies for the role, as well as your overall fit with our working culture. All interviews are conducted by an appropriate panel usually comprising of at least 3 individuals, including an independent colleague.

We’ll contact you by email if you have been successfully shortlisted for interview. Interviews are conducted on campus in person, or online via MS Teams, determined by the recruiting manager.

Usually, the successful applicant will be identified by the panel within a few days of the interview. Any offer of employment made by the University will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks including references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Disability and Reasonable Adjustments

We’re proud to have been accredited as a Disability Confident Employer and are committed to offering reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.

We also acknowledge that not all disabilities are visible and are committed to making adjustments for people with unseen disabilities and those who are neurodiverse.

Many factors will be involved in deciding what adjustments the University needs to make and they will depend on individual circumstances.

We’re committed to offering an interview to all applicants who have declared a disability and meet the minimum essential criteria for the role, as detailed on the person specification.

Criminal Convictions

For all posts we ask you to declare any unspent convictions.  Some of our roles are also subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  Where relevant this will be clearly stated on the job advert. For further details please refer to our Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Information for Applicants.