How to Apply for Jobs at Newcastle

Newcastle University will be switching to a new e-recruitment system on 8 June 2015. All applications in progress at that point will be reviewed in the normal way.

Please note that your details and application history WILL NOT be transferred to the new system and if you apply for a new job vacancy you will need to re-register. If you would like to retain your application history you will need to do the following before 8 June 2015:

  • Click ‘Update my Details’ and login
  • Click ‘Show previous applications’
  • You will be able to view the summaries of any applications you have made and will have the option to print.

We need to make sure we have the right information from you when applying for jobs at Newcastle University, this page will help you through the process.

Searching for jobs

You can tailor your search to match your skills, options include:

  • Department - to view jobs in a particular School, Institute or Service
  • Job Type - to view jobs of a particular type – we have further information on the different types of jobs available
  • Free text search - to search for key words in the vacancy description
  • Reference number - if you have seen a post advertised with an associated reference number
  • Or specify < Show all > in the job type box, < Show all > in the department box and < Show all > in the Hours of Work box to show all current job vacancies

Search for jobs now.

Register for job alerts

You can receive e-mail alerts on all jobs or on specific job types.

General guidance

  • All job applications must be made via the website unless otherwise stated
  • If you have a disability, please read the Guidance for Disabled Candidates
  • We do not accept postal speculative CVs
  • Before submitting your application, please make sure that you have read the job description and the necessary criteria for the post. Your application will be assessed according to how well you meet the knowledge, skills and attributes required
  • You may be asked a few preliminary questions with ‘Yes/No’ answers. These may relate to key criteria for the vacancy – depending on the answer, you may be ineligible to continue that application
  • There may be other questions requiring a text answer – the answers to these questions may be used in short listing, alongside the information you provide in your application form or CV. It is important when completing these questions that you bear in mind the criteria for the job, and use the opportunity to demonstrate how you meet the essential, and if possible the desirable, criteria
  • Applications will be considered and a shortlist will be drawn up on the basis of the skills, attributes and experience required to undertake the duties for the post, as outlined in the job description
  • When making your application, there are some details you must provide. These mandatory fields are marked with a red star. You will not be allowed to proceed with your application until these fields have been completed
  • We normally take up references prior to interview. If you do not wish us to contact your referees at this stage, please indicate this in your application. You are required to provide us with the names and contact details of two referees who can provide information regarding your suitability for the post, one of which should normally be your current or most recent manager/supervisor. Students should give the name of a lecturer/tutor/supervisor as appropriate
  •  Once you have completed all sections, a 'submit here' link will appear allowing you to send your application form to us. You can then print out a summary sheet showing the information you have submitted in each section
  • You will receive an automatic acknowledgement when your application is received. You will also be advised of the outcome by e-mail. This may take up to several weeks depending on how long it takes the panel/committee to shortlist
  • Communication will normally be by e-mail so you should check your inbox regularly

Attending an Interview

  • The shortlisting decision will have been based on the information you have provided in your application
  •  If you are shortlisted we will contact you via e-mail to invite you to attend an interview. If communication by e-mail is not possible, please let us know. Whilst we will try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate your needs, it will not always possible to re-arrange
  • You will be interviewed by at least two people. If you are required to give a presentation or undertake a test as part of the selection process you will be given full details when you are invited for interview
  •  You will be able to view any e-mail correspondence that we have sent you regarding your invitation to interview via the 'your e-mails’ link. We will let you know, by e-mail, whether you are successful or unsuccessful at each stage of the process

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

When making your application, you will be asked to provide information for equal opportunities monitoring purposes. This information is not made available to those engaged in short listing for the position. There is more information on the University’s policy on monitoring in the equal opportunities section. The University's Diversity web site contains further information on the University’s policies on Equal Opportunities and Diversity.

Job enquiries

For enquiries or help with your application, please contact a Human Resources Assistant in the relevant faculty or service team (e.g. for a job code Cxxx, contact Team C).

Please note: if you fail to follow this procedure there will be a delay in responding to your enquiry.