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Frequently Asked Questions - Applications

Please select one of the FAQ categories:
  1. I am applying for more than one job, do I need to fill out a separate application form?
  2. Can you tell me if you have received my application?
  3. I have made some mistakes on my application form - how can I correct them?
  4. Who should I provide as my referees?
  5. How long will I have to wait to find out if my application is successful?
  6. Can you send me a paper application pack?
  7. What is the Equal Opportunities Form used for?
  8. How do I get a job here?
  9. How do we protect your information?
  10. Why do I have to register to apply for a job?
  11. Why do I have to fill in an application form?
  12. I am interested in working in the University, is there a way I can be alerted to job opportunities?

  1. I am applying for more than one job, do I need to fill out a separate application form?

    For every post advertised you must ensure that you complete a separate application form and provide us with a separate supporting statement.  You cannot use one application form to apply for more than one job.  The information you complete on your initial application, including your supporting statement, will however be saved for you to resubmit or amend to suit subsequent applications.

  2. Can you tell me if you have received my application?

    Once we receive your application online we will send you an email to confirm receipt.  Normally you should hear from us within six weeks if you have been shortlisted for interview, otherwise you should assume you have been unsuccessful.

  3. I have made some mistakes on my application form - how can I correct them?

    Unfortunately, once you have submitted your application form online you cannot change your details.  If you need to change your details please use the contact telephone numbers as they appear on the site.

  4. Who should I provide as my referees?

    Your referees must be able to comment on your past employment and recent work performance in relation to the post’s selection criteria. 

    We request that one of the nominated referees be your most recent, direct supervisor/line manager, or, if you have just completed full-time education, the Head/Principal or Tutor. Please do not include family members or friends. 

    The University policy is to contact referees PRIOR to interview for all applicants SHORTLISTED for interview.

    If you would prefer us not to contact your referees prior to interview, please ensure that you tick the box on the referees' section of the application form.

     

  5. How long will I have to wait to find out if my application is successful?

    If you have not heard from University of Bath within six weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

  6. Can you send me a paper application pack?

    We would like to encourage you to apply online as the system is user-friendly and the application simple to complete.  However if you would like a paper application pack these are available from Human Resources please email jobs@bath.ac.uk or call the ad-line on 01225 384146 if you are unable to submit an online application.

    Please note the information sent to you will be exactly the same as the information on our website and you should allow at least four working days for the information to arrive with you.

    Applications must be received by the closing date displayed on the job advert.

  7. What is the Equal Opportunities Form used for?

    University of Bath is an equal opportunity employer.  It is our intention to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership, family circumstances, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction.

    The information gathered on the form is used to assist us in monitoring the effectiveness of our policy and will not be taken into consideration for short-listing and interviewing purposes.  In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the University will seek your explicit permission should it intend to process any sensitive personal data for any reason other than Equal Opportunity purposes or exercising a legal right or obligation required by law.  Sensitive data includes your racial or ethnic origin, sexual life, political beliefs, trade union membership, religious beliefs, physical or mental health and criminal offences.

  8. How do I get a job here?

    Apply on this site!

  9. How do we protect your information?

    We use a server certificate (also known as a digital certificate) to assure you of our identity and secure sockets layer (SSL) to encrypt data transmissions.

  10. Why do I have to register to apply for a job?

    Registration is important to ensure that potential site users are aware of the Terms Of Use for the website and it also provides access to a personalised area of the website, 'My Applications', which enables you to more easily manage your application contacts with the University.

    My Applications

    • Submitted applications are automatically saved and are available for printing
       
    • You can monitor the progress of your application
       
    • Once you have submitted your first application, it becomes available to re-use as a basis for future applications, which means that you will not need to re-enter all of your information again.
       

    All information is held securely and cannot be viewed by the shortlisting panel or HR staff until you have submitted your application.

  11. Why do I have to fill in an application form?

    We require all applicants to apply for vacancies via the specific application form for the role, as our application forms are often customised to the particular role that is being advertised.

    Using application forms, we are able to guide you through the information we require and it also helps to ensure that all applicants provide the information in the same format, which helps the selection panel to more easily compare the applications that they receive.

    Once you have submitted an application to the University, the information you have input will then be available for you to use for any future applications.

     

  12. I am interested in working in the University, is there a way I can be alerted to job opportunities?

    Job opportunties at the University may arise at any time of the year and so you may like to be alerted when we are advertisng a particular type of role.

    There are 2 ways in which you can register your interest, they are both absolutely free and you can choose whether to subscribe or unsubscribe at any time.

    1. Jobs by E-mail, this enables you to schedule a jobsearch , with the results then being sent to you via email. 
       
    2. RSS, this service enables you to subscribe to automatic updates via your web browser, enabling you to choose whether perhaps to be updated for jobs of a particular type or working in a particular department . (More information on RSS technology can be found here)

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