Our current advertising strategy is web based advertising only. All external vacancies (that have exhausted all internal recruitment options) will be placed on the below websites by HR, with no cost to the department.
Jobs.ac.uk - This is a specialist jobsite for careers in academic, research, science and related professions.
Edinburgh Napier University Internet job vacancy site - This links to the Edinburgh Napier vacancies site where jobs advertised externally are detailed.
Edinburgh Napier Univeristy Intranet job vacancy site - This links to the HR Intranet where jobs advertised internally are detailed.
Job Centre Plus - All roles must be advertised with the Job Centre Plus in-line with the new points based immigration.
All posts will be advertised on Edinburgh Napier Univeristy Social Media sites. The sites are: Twitter and LinkedIn
S1jobs - All support roles will also be placed on S1jobs.
THE online - All support roles will be placed on THE online for a year.
All additional adverts must be funded by the recruiting area.
For further Guidance on Writing an Advert
To view a Sample Advert
Please use our current Advert Template when writing your advert.
Advertising Deadline Dates
One of the main advantages of web based advertising only is that adverts can be placed on the same day that approval is recieved by HR. All adverts must be placed for a minimum of 2 weeks in-line with immigration requirements.
There are a number of exceptional circumstances when advertising a post (externally) may not be required. If you think that you vacancy may fall under of the below categories please consult your HR Adviser or HR Client Partner.
Internal ONLY: If a SAF is raised for a vacancy, it will normally, be advertised both internally and externally to ensure open competition. However, in exceptional circumstances, when the recruiting manager believes that the post can be successfully filled by an internal candidate, it can be advertised internally only.
Three Month Rule: In circumstances where a successful candidate leaves a role within three months of appointment, an appointable candidate from the original interview can be offered the post without a new recruitment process being initiated. Any period exceeding three months will require a full recruitment process to begin again.
Ring-fencing: Where it is the considered view (by an appointing manager) that a post can be filled from within an area, an advert can be ring-fenced for applicants within that area. If no suitable candidates apply or are successful through the interview process, the advert can then be advertised more broadly.
When posts need not be advertised: Adverts may not be required in the following circumstances (in both cases outlined below, a properly constituted interview still has to be conducted):
- When a tender/project specifically names a person whose particular skills are required for completion of the work
- When a lecturer with a particular knowledge OR experience is specifically requested to fulfill a specialist or zero hours lecturing contract.
Recruiting staff through an Agency: Agency staff should only be used in exceptional circumstances, fixed-term contracts are available where there's a confirmed need for cover. Agency staff should never be used for more than 12 weeks.
All casual / temporary staff MUST complete an Oath of Confidentiality Form on the day they commence employment. This must be retained in the department for 6 years after they cease employment.
Blue Arrow - Preferred Supplier
Blue Arrow Recruitment Agency is the University’s preferred supplier for all temporary staffing needs.
To book temporary staff, please use the Blue Arrow Booking Form ensuring that the appropriate budget code and hourly rate is completed. Temporary staff rates of pay are available from Blue Arrow.
Blue Arrow Contacts
If you require temporary staff the current contact arrangements are: Telephone - 0800 0288384 and/or E-mail - Napier@bluearrow.co.uk
Edinburgh Napier University HR contacts:
If you have any queries or concerns please contact your HR Adviser or HR Client Partner.