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Recruitment and selection for panel members

A summary where you can check whether this course meets your development needs and review pre-work, online tools and access the webinar.

Course overview

An overview of the University's policies and procedures for recruitment and selection, and your legal responsibilities.

This webinar focuses on the University's approach to recruitment and selection. The content is designed to help you recruit and select candidates effectively; ensuring that the very best talent is identified, selected and inducted.

Before you start the training

If you haven't already completed the pre-work required for this course please leave the webinar and click on the weblink and complete the pre-reading.

This course focuses on a structured, systematic approach to recruitment and selection with an emphasis on University policies and procedures. Particular attention will be paid to your understanding of the legal responsibilities and the content is designed to complement the following on-line learning courses which are recommended to all staff, particularly managers: Diversity in the Workplace; Unconscious Bias.

Please note that this course focuses on the procedural aspects of the recruitment process and does not cover interview skills as part of the session but guidance and tips can be found within the Development Toolkit.

Who should complete this training

This course is Mandatory if you are:

  • the chair of any interview panel
  • an interview panel member for academic positions

This course is Recommended if you are:

  • an interview panel member for non-academic positions

Recruitment & Selection for panel members (refresher module)

If you have completed the training previously, however it is in not in the last 5 years, you will be required to complete the 'refresher module' (this is a requirement of the Athena Swann action plan) which provides an overview of the responsibilities and actions at each stage of the interview process.


Review and complete pre-work for this course.

The pre-work for this course is available on Moodle and will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

To access and download the pre-reading for this course, click on the weblink here

Intended learning outcomes

Check whether this course meets your development needs.

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • identify and outline the legislative context of the recruitment process and reflect on the implications to your role at each stage

  • identify and follow the main steps involved in the recruitment process

  • describe the responsibilities you need to carry out at each step of the process

  • know where to go to for information and help

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

Review how this course will help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups.

The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) has nine key behavioural areas. The three key behaviours related to this course are listed below:

  • Using resources effectively
  • Delivering self and others
  • Working together

Please note that attending the course does not provide evidence of achieving these behaviours; you will need to demonstrate them by applying your skills and knowledge.

Related online learning and resources

Access online tools and support on-demand.


Please click on the course link to the webinar on Moodle. You will be required to self-enrol using the enrolment key password 'recruit'.

Once you have completed the webinar your 'career development record' will be automatically updated.


If you have any questions, please contact us.