How to apply

Applications for most posts must be made via the e-Recruitment system.  However, for some posts a different approach is required.

  • For on-line applications there will be an Apply Now button (full details are given below).
  • Otherwise, you will be requested either to click on a further particulars link or a link to the recruiting department, with full details of the subsequent steps to take contained within the advertisement.

The approach you should follow will be made clear within each advertisement.

University Administrative Services (UAS) pilot

Certain UAS departments are piloting a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the supporting statement. The Supporting Evidence form is intended to clarify the level of detail required in order to help you demonstrate your skills and experience to the recruitment panel.  If the post you are applying for requires you to use this new form this will be clearly explained in the Job Description and Selection Criteria document associated with the post and it is very important that you read this before applying. 

On-line applications

If you consider that you meet the selection criteria, click on the Apply Now button on the ‘Job Details’ page and follow the on-screen instructions to register as a user. You will then be required to complete a number of screens with your application details, relating to your skills and experience. When prompted, please provide details of two referees and indicate whether we can contact them at this stage. For the majoriy of roles you will also be required to upload a supporting statement and, for some roles, a CV (or, for roles involved in the UAS pilot, a Supporting Evidence form see above for further information). The job description document will provide details of exactly what you are required to submit for that specific role.  The supporting statement (or Supporting Evidence form) should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria outlined above. Please upload all documents as PDF files with your name and the document type in the filename.

All applications must be received by midday on the closing date stated in the online advertisement.

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To return to the online application at any stage, please click on the following link

Please upload all documents as PDF files with your name and the document type in the filename

Equality and Diversity

The University of Oxford aims to provide an inclusive environment which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential.

To support the University’s equality and diversity policy we collect data on recruitment. Personal information provided by applicants for recruitment monitoring does not form part of the selection process and will not be seen by any member of the selection panel. In all cases, your ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration when making the selection decision.