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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 course dates.

Course overview

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

2019/2020 courses: This course is likely to run in October, November, January, March, June and July (online training). Course dates are published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

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 attend

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

Presenters: Abigail Lyons, Head of Employee Recruitment & Experience / HR Business Partner; Sarah Sutton, Talent Acquisition Manager


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 download the pre-work log-in and self-enrol on the Moodle course called 'Pre-work for Workforce Development (Staff Development) programmes and courses'.

To view the full details in Moodle and any downloadable documents click on the main topic title (otherwise you may see an extract and documents may appear hidden).

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.

Book or cancel a place

Find out how to book or cancel your place, plus read guidance on required timescales and discussions with your managers.

Discussing your learning and development with your line manager

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking, and have also jointly discussed the following with your line manager to ensure that the training is suitable and your learning can be transferred back to the workplace:

  • how this training will help to deliver your individual/team goals
  • the expected outcomes (i.e. what is expected to change/improve as a result)
  • any support required post-course to enable you to transfer your learning back to the workplace

Your manager will receive an automated notification when you book or cancel a place on a course using ESS.

Book a place

Once a course date has been arranged you can book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). You must book a place to be able attend. Download instructions on how to book your place using ESS.

PLEASE NOTE shortly after you book your place, you will be provided with an invitation to the training session on Teams.

Cancel your place

You can cancel your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). Download instructions on how to cancel your place using ESS.

Please cancel your place as early as possible, and at least 3 days in advance, to allow others to book instead.

Course date(s)

  • Course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

If the course dates are yet to be published and you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email

You can review and complete the pre-work for this course and access the related online learning and resources at any time, even if you have not booked a place yet.

Booking details

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If you have any questions, please contact us.