Recruiting staff

This guidance provides a step-by-step guide on recruiting and appointing staff. It takes account of the Equality Act 2010, GDPR and related UK data protection legislation, UK immigration legislation, the relevant University policies and advice on best practice.

All HR staff with recruitment responsibilities should familiarise themselves with and follow this guidance, to ensure successful recruitment and minimise risk.

The guidance covers the following areas:

In addition, you will find guidance on:

Decisions on recruitment and selection of candidates should be based on principles of fairness, merit and equality of opportunity. The University has a duty under the Equality Act 2010 and its own Equality Policy to:

  • eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
  • advance equality of opportunity; and
  • support the University’s strategic aims and policies on diversity.
The characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010 are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.