Recruitment & Selection
The University wishes to maintain a high calibre and flexible workforce through the appointment and development of staff in line with the University's Equality and Diversity Policies. Human Resources and Development will support managers in recruitment and selection processes to help ensure that we select the best candidates.
However, to minimise or avoid redundancy senior management will always consider whether they can redeploy staff from redundant posts within the University or elsewhere. Prior to commencing recruitment for the post, please liaise with your HR Adviser to check if there are any staff currently on the Redeployment Register.
Planning and organisation
Here are some key tools to help you plan and manage your recruitment process:
Recruitment Project Planner
As soon as you know you need to recruit, use this planner to work out key dates and give you an idea of how long it will take to successfully recruit the best candidate.
You will need to submit an Online Staffing Authorisation Form for authorisation to recruit.
Recruitment and Selection Checklist
Step by step guidance document which includes links to the forms, guidance and documents that you will need at each stage of the process.
Appointment Panel Constitution and the Academic Appointment Panel Constitution
The minimum recruitment panel constitution for all posts. It is essential to organise your panel at the beginning of the process.
Recruitment and Selection Trained Recruiters List
List of all staff members who have been trained to sit on recruitment panels.
Vacancy Management System. All job applications are made using our online application form. Recruitment contacts and panel members have access to the Vacancy Management System to view applications online. Download the Recruitment Contact user guide or the Panel Member user guide.
Recruitment and Selection FAQs
Recruitment & Selection Training
We provide training and support for all staff who are or will be involved in the recruitment & selection process. Staff must have completed this training before sitting on an interview panel.
Find out when the next Recruitment & Selection Training Event takes place.
For staff who have alreadfy attended a training session at Edinburgh Napier. as a 'refresher' you may wish to refer to the online materials available on Moodle Community, for access contact Corporate Learning & Development.
Academic promotion and award of title
The University holds an annual round of academic promotion and award of title from 1 April. For more information on the academic progression process please visit the Promotion and Award of Title page.