Application Guidance

Application process 

To apply, you will need to follow the online application process specific to the post you are applying for. Where applicable, the online application form may set out a number of competence questions related to the selection criteria for the post. Shortlisting will be based on your responses to these questions. Please make sure you provide evidence to demonstrate clearly how you meet these criteria. All applications must be made through the online applications portal. We cannot accept emailed applications or speculative CVs. 

Please check the application deadline as applications cannot be considered after the closing date. 

Personality assessment 

Where applicable, shortlisted applicants may be required to undertake the CREDO on-line personality assessment. This assessment provides us with a valuable insight into your preferred working style, interests and values. We will use your assessment to focus our interview discussion with you, in order to assess the fit between your profile and the role. At the end of the selection process each candidate will be offered the opportunity to receive a copy of the CREDO candidate development report. Staff selection decisions will never be made solely on the basis of a psychometric assessment. 


Applicants will be required to provide two referees who will be contacted either prior to interview or before an offer of employment is made and must include your current or most recent employer. Where the role involves work on a one-to-one basis with people under 18 years of age, two referees who have known you continuously for at least two years must be provided. 

You can indicate on the application form if you do not wish us to contact your current employer prior to interview. 


Due to the high volume of applications received for our vacancies, we regret that feedback is only available at the discretion of the recruiting manager following the interview stage. 

Eligibility to work 

All job offers are conditional on you providing proof of your eligibility to work in the UK. 

If you don’t currently have the necessary document required to gain permission to work and live in the UK, UAL is able to offer sponsorship for skilled worker visa subject to UK Border Agency (UKBA) requirements. Further information is available on the Home Office website

Relocation assistance 

UAL operates a relocation assistance scheme for newly appointed employees. To qualify you must be appointed to a contract of at least two years duration, currently live outside a 50-mile radius of UAL and wish to move significantly closer to your workplace. Full details of the scheme are available from Human Resources. 

Safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults 

We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors. 

UAL recognises its particular responsibility to safeguard the wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults by ensuring that there are appropriate arrangements in place to provide a safe and secure environment and to deal with issues concerned with suspected or reported abuse. 

If your role requires you to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults, you may be required to apply for and receive a satisfactory enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

The cost of this check is met by the University. Further information is available on the government website

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