For managers

Human Resources

University of Essex

Recruiting staff

This page provides a range of information about recruiting new staff. If you have any questions and can't find the answers here, please just email us on or get in touch with your HR Contact.

Requesting permission for a post

Permission to recruit needs to be obtained by the recruiting manager prior to creating a requisition in iTrent. To start the approval process you will need to access Agresso.

The below documents are restricted to Essex staff only.

Advertising, shortlisting and interviewing

  • Job pack (.docx) (restricted access)
    • Includes template advert, job description, person specification and other advertising information needed to publish your vacancy.
  • Two Ticks - positive about disabled people
    • Our five commitments to the recruitment, employment, retention and career development of disabled people.
  • Senior support staff interview guidelines (.pdf)(restricted access)
    • To ensure the recruitment of our senior support staff is a fair, consistent and transparent process resulting in the appointment of the most suitable candidate.
  • Shortlisting decision grid (.rtf)
    • To record shortlisting decisions (during short-listing process).
  • Interview decision grid (.rtf)
    • To record interview decisions (during the interview process).

Making a staff appointment (job offers and contracts)