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 staffing@essex.ac.uk 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 (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)