Only the Human Resources section, Registrar or Vice-Chancellor can make offers of employment.
Appointments are subject to relevant conditions of service. These are made available to candidates invited to interview.
In most cases, these will also be on the University website. Copies are available from the Human Resources section.
Pre-employment health assessment
For posts requiring specific pre-employment screening there is a pre-employment health assessment. This will involve completing medical questionnaires for the University’s Occupational Health Service.
In most cases medical clearance is on the basis of the questionnaire(s).
Under certain circumstances a medical examination takes place before clearance. This would depend on the nature of the work to be undertaken or the candidate’s medical history.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
If the position you have applied for is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975, you will be subject to a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Applicants should declare details of any:
- criminal convictions
- cautions or reprimands
- final warnings
They must include any other information that may have a bearing on their suitability for the post.
They should make this information available to the relevant recruiting team HR Manager.
HR Privacy Notice
You will also receive a copy of our HR Privacy Notice 20180517 (PDF: 230KB) which provides information about the use of your personal information while you are a member of staff, worker, consultant, honorary or emeritus member of staff, associate academic, academic visitor, lay committee member or guest member of staff at Newcastle University and your legal and contractual responsibilities to protect the personal information of other people (eg other employees, students, research participants).