Recruitment Monitoring Scheme
The University of Oxford is proud to have a diverse workforce. Our policy and practice is that entry into employment with the University, and progression within employment, will be determined only by criteria which are related to the duties of a particular post and the relevant salary scale. No applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her age, disability, ethnicity, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or religion or belief.
To enable us to monitor how far we are meeting our equal opportunities policy; and to consider any changes that may be needed to our provision and practices, we collect equal opportunities monitoring data on all applicants and staff. Analysis of this data also enables us to meet our equality duties as a public sector employer.
We give guidance below on providing recruitment monitoring data both for posts recruited through CoreHR and for posts not currently covered by CoreHR.
For departments now using CoreHR to manage recruitment for non-academic staff, recruitment monitoring data is now collected and managed via the application process. Manual completion of forms is no longer required. However, maintenance of applicant statuses
is essential to maintain data quality.
Applicants for posts which are not being advertised through Core Recruitment are asked to complete a voluntary monitoring form M1 form
(77kb) and scheme administrators return a separate form, recording the results of the selection M2 form
(381kb) & M3 form
(142kb), to the University's Equality and Diversity Unit. A fundamental principle of the scheme is that the monitoring information is kept entirely confidential. Details from the applicants' forms are therefore not made available to scheme administrators, and details identifying individual applicants are not included in information sent by scheme administrators to the Equality and Diversity Unit. Unique identification numbers allocated to each post and to each applicant enable the production of anonymous monitoring statistics.