Recruitment guidance, resources and forms

Our University is committed to fair and transparent recruitment practices. The following guidance ensures consistency in the recruitment of staff across the University.

Hiring manager and panel member access guidance

The following guides will assist you in using Unit 4 Business World to request funding authorisation (permission to recruit) using the e-Recruitment system (iTrent) to manage your vacancy and general guidance on both Academic and Professional Services recruitment.

iTrent guides

Should you require any support with using your iTrent access, please contact the Resourcing Team, resourcing@essex.ac.uk or 01206 876559 for assistance.

Recruitment and selection, equality and diversity training

It is mandatory for all University staff participating in recruitment activities to undertake the following training on Moodle:

Users can self-enrol onto these modules. If you have any questions regarding accessing these, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk. It is essential for the Chair of the interview panel to undertake the Unconscious Bias training online via Moodle.

Recruitment forms

These are the forms that you will need during the recruitment process:

Social events

Some departments may wish to invite candidates to socialise with members of the department either in the department itself or over dinner. This is not recommended practice and if it occurs it needs to be carefully managed in accordance with University guidance on social occasions (.docx).

Please note that social occasions cannot form part of the selection process.

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