How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at recruitment@derby.ac.uk.

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Advice on completing your application

Online applications can be completed in stages and the information you enter is saved automatically. You can review and amend each section of your application at any time before submission. Advice is provided within each section for guidance.

We strongly recommend reviewing the job description before submitting your application as the information you provide will be assessed against the criteria outlined in the person specification section of the job description.

Within your application you will be asked to provide statements that evidence your ability to meet selection criteria chosen from the person specification. This method is used to enable you to demonstrate how your qualifications, experience, and skills, knowledge and abilities are relevant to the post for which you are applying. Remember to include specific evidence or examples to support your application. We recommend using the STAR method, outlined below:

The STAR method refers to Situation, Task, Action, Result and is useful is helping you structure your responses, both in application forms and interviews.

Please note that you will be asked to provide evidence that you hold the essential qualifications for the role, as detailed on the job description.

To ensure fair and consistent assessment between applicants, recruiting managers are only able to use the information provided in your responses to the selection criteria questions and supporting documents (if requested) to make short-listing decisions. Therefore, it’s important that you don’t assume they will be able to infer that you have relevant skills from your current and previous roles.

Applying from overseas

If you currently live outside of the UK and you're looking to apply for a job at the University, we've put together some guidance which is designed to support you through this process.

Learn more about applying from overseas