Please ensure you read the job description and person specification carefully as these documents outline the responsibilities, duties, experience and qualifications needed from the post-holder.
The application form must be completed together with the equal opportunities and diversity form, without the equal opportunities and diversity form the HR Team will not know who the application form is from. Please do not submit CVs as they will not be accepted.
The information held on the equal opportunities and diversity form is strictly confidential and does not form part of the selection process. It is used by the HR Team for the purpose of monitoring equality and diversity data, and to identify any reasonable adjustments needed.
CUSU welcomes applications from candidates with disabilities, and will accept job applications in alternative formats where requested. Large print forms are also available for visually impaired on request.
We encourage applications to be submitted via our website, however if you have requested a postal application form, please ensure that you apply the correct postage to ensure it reaches us by the closing date. We will not pay any excess and therefore we will not receive your application form.
During the selection process, all applications will be made anonymous to ensure that the shortlisting panel base decisions purely on the criteria set against the person specification.
Not all candidates who meet the minimum criteria will be guaranteed an interview; however, we have made a commitment to interview all candidates with a disability providing they meet all the essential requirements of the post.
If you have a disability, please ensure that you complete the equal opportunities and diversity form, and if you require adjustments to be arranged, for example, wheelchair access, adjustments to lighting or the need for extra time, please ensure you have addressed this on the form.
Information relating to your disability will not be used for any other part of the selection process.
Invitation to interview
Unfortunately, due to the large number of application forms we receive, we are unable to let all candidates know of the outcome of their applications. Therefore, if you do not hear within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful.
If you are invited to an interview or assessment event, you will be contacted by email, advising you everything you need to know, including information on any practical exercises or activities to be used. If you cannot attend the interview or you have decided to withdraw your application, please inform us as soon as possible.
Offers of Employment
Before any offer of employment being made, we normally request at least two satisfactory references of which one must be your present or most recent employer. We do not accept references from your family or friends.
We will inform you of the outcome of your interview or assessment as soon as possible; a time frame will normally be confirmed during your interview by the interview panel.