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Staff recruitment update

20 Mar 2020

Updated guidance from Human Resources Operations

This advice is correct at the time of publication of this news article.

If you have health concerns then you should refer to the NHS website, however to make other queries regarding the current situation you can email

The Directorate of Human Resources will endeavour to continue to provide professional and timely information and services for colleagues during this period. Here is some guidance on key HR matters.

You can also find a range of HR related information on our StaffNet site.

Staff recruitment

All staff recruitment activity is now paused with the rare exception of strategic appointments which will require the approval of the Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer for Professional Services roles or Deans for Faculty roles. Any posts which are currently being advertised will continue to be advertised and will run until their closing date.

A holding email will then be sent to candidates explaining that recruitment is paused. Recruiting managers are being asked not to shortlist applications or to carry out interviews during this period.

No new advertisements will be posted until further notice.

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