University of Bath

Recruitment and selection for panel members

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

When the course runs

Date(s) and times:

  • Friday 8 March 2019, 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Monday 29 April 2019, 10.30am -12.30pm

Presenter(s): Kathryn Macrae, Deputy HR Manager (Recruitment)

2018/19 courses: This course is likely to run in October, November, January, March, April and June. Course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

To book/cancel your place once a course date has been arranged - please see the instructions below for using Employee Self Service (ESS).

About this course

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.

Intended learning outcomes

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

Pre work

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'.

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) has nine key behavioural areas. This course will help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups highlighted 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.

Who should attend this course

This course is mandatory for anyone chairing an interview panel, whilst all interview panel members should also attend this training.

For academic positions it is mandatory for all interview panel members to have attended this training.

Book or cancel your place using ESS

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

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.

If the course date is yet to be confirmed but you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email

Cancel your place

You can cancel your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS).

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

Online learning and resources

Access online tools and support about recruitment and interviewing on-demand via the Development Toolkit, such as: