How to apply for a job vacancy at the University of Hertfordshire

Apply online

You must complete and submit an online application for the job in which you are interested. If you wish to provide a CV, or any other documentation with your application, please use the Supporting Documents page on the online application form.

CVs on their own will not be accepted.

Completed applications must be received by 23:30 hours on the closing date. Applications cannot be accepted after this deadline.

Please note: Copies of the job advert and job description will NOT be available online after the closing date. Remember to print or save a copy BEFORE the application deadline.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Guidance notes

We recommend that the following are used when making an application:

PC - Windows XP or 7 using Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9, Firefox or Chrome browsers.

Apple Mac - Firefox browser.

For technical enquiries relating to the online application system, please email

Completing the online form

Please complete the online application form as fully as possible and fill in all the required information. Applications can be part completed, saved and returned to later.

It is important that you provide accurate information in your application. Providing incorrect information or deliberately omitting relevant facts on the application form could result in either disqualification from the selection process or, where the discovery is made after appointment, in dismissal.

Personal statement

Applicants will be shortlisted based on the information provided in the online application form so it is important that you provide as much detail as possible.

Pay particular attention to the personal statement section and:

  • give full reasons as to why you feel you are suitable for the post.
  • state how your skills, previous experience, qualifications and training are relevant to the post.
  • indicate how you meet the criteria specified in the person specification.

Shortlisted candidates

If you are shortlisted, we will contact you by email or telephone to arrange an interview time. Any correspondence from the University is likely to be by email so please check your account on a regular basis.

Due to the large number of applications we receive for each vacancy we will only be able to contact you if you have been successful in your application. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you will unfortunately not have been shortlisted for the post. You are welcome to apply for further vacancies when these are advertised.

Please note: The University only pays interview and relocation expenses in exceptional circumstances – these must be authorised in advance by the Head of HR.

Successful candidates

The offer of appointment will generally be made verbally following the interview. The offer is conditional on the pre-employment checks of one employment and one personal reference, fitness to work and right to work in the UK.

Please note: The University only pays relocation expenses in exceptional circumstances – these must be authorised in advance by the Head of HR.

Equal opportunities

As an equal opportunities employer we aim to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly.

The University supports:

Any questions?

Contact Human Resources if you have any queries about how to apply or need more information about the job vacancies at the University of Hertfordshire.