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The Application Form

Thank you for your interest in a role at Leeds Beckett University.

We want you to have a positive experience of applying for our vacancies so to help with your preparation, please consider the following guidance before submitting your application.

In order to apply online, you will need to create an online account. This will allow you to save applications which are in progress and view submitted applications. Once you have read our Guidance for Applicants and Application Form Tips and are ready to make an online application, please visit our jobs pages You may also find our FAQs useful.

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Recruitment Application Process

Registered Users

If you are already registered as a user and have submitted at least one online application via this site, your personal details, employment history and referee details will automatically feed through to any further applications you make. Please ensure you check whether any pre-existing details are still current. If you need to amend them, use the 'Edit' option. If you wish to add additional information, please use the 'Add' option.

Confirmation Statement

Please complete this section to confirm that you have read the 'How to Apply/ guidance’ before starting to complete your application.

Personal Details

Please include all your forenames and surname/family name. If you use a different forename, please enter this as your preferred name. If you provide more than one address, please use the tick-box on the on-line application to indicate which is your mailing address. Where possible, correspondence will be sent by email so it is important that you also provide a valid email address.

Employment Details

Please list your current and previous posts. Please account for any gaps in your employment history.

Education and Qualifications

Please provide details of those qualifications which you believe are relevant to this application, listing the most relevant qualification first. Please include the name of the education establishment, the qualification type/level (eg NVQ3, degree), the date the qualification was obtained or expected completion date and details of the subject(s) and grade(s). Please note that qualifications will be verified on appointment.

Professional Bodies and Occupational Training

Please give details of any professional memberships and/or occupational training which are relevant to the post applied for. Where appropriate, please state your level of membership, the date obtained and expiry or renewal date. If applicable, please include your membership or registration number.


You must provide the name, address, email address and telephone number of two people who can provide a reference. One of the referees must be your present or (if you are unemployed) your most recent employer or line manager. Referees should not be a relative and ideally both of your referees should be able to comment on your suitability for the post for which you have applied. Please note that references are not requested prior to interview. Your referees will usually be contacted after you have been identified as the preferred candidate for the post. Please note that it is University policy to make all appointments subject to satisfactory references.

Relationship With Leeds Beckett University

Please state if you are related to or have any substantial connection with any employee of the University.

Availability for Interview

Should you be selected for interview, please indicate any dates when it would be impossible for you to attend. Whilst the dates you provide will be taken into consideration, please note that it may not be possible to accommodate everyone's request when arranging interviews.

Availability to Start Work

If appointed, please indicate when you could start work and/or confirm the notice period required by your current employer.

Job Share

Job sharing is a form of employment where the duties and responsibilities of the post which would normally be held by one person are shared. Our University actively supports job sharing, where reasonable and practicable, and where it will not have an adverse impact on operational requirements. If you wish to be considered on a job share basis then please tick the relevant box on the application form.


For all posts we are legally obliged to confirm that our preferred candidate is eligible to work in the UK before they can start working for us. You must therefore indicate on your application form if you have permission to live and work in the UK. If you are selected for interview you will be required to verify this by producing appropriate documentation. Further information will be provided if you are invited to attend an interview.

Criminal Convictions

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the post you are applying for and the circumstances and background of the offence(s). For all posts you are required to declare unspent convictions. For posts requiring a criminal record check, if you are identified as the preferred candidate, you will be required to complete a criminal record disclosure. For further information, please refer to our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Source of Application

To help us monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment process, please tell us how you found out about this vacancy.

Supporting Information

This is your opportunity to make your case to the interview panel as to why you would be the best person for the job. In this section please provide any additional information which you feel is relevant to the job for which you are applying. Please read the employee specification carefully, as this identifies the criteria relevant to the role, and take care to address each point in your supporting information.

You should provide information, examples and evidence to illustrate how you feel you meet the criteria for the job. For example, if the employee specification states "ability to use initiative and work unsupervised" it is not sufficient to say "I can work unsupervised and show initiative". You must include examples of your work and/or experience which illustrate these abilities. When providing examples or evidence, you may also refer to any relevant experience acquired outside work such as community, voluntary or leisure interests.

The employee specification is divided into two parts: the first covers Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Knowledge; the second covers Performance Attributes and behaviours. In the first part of the employee specification, there may be some criteria that are not ticked as essential but are still very relevant to the role. It is therefore important that you provide evidence in relation to all the criteria regardless of whether they are ticked as essential or not. The second part of the employee specification covers essential criteria relating to Performance Attributes and behaviours and it is important that you demonstrate fully how you meet these criteria.

If you do not demonstrate that you meet all of the essential criteria, you will not be invited to interview. Meeting all of the essential criteria, however, does not guarantee you an interview. In a strong group of applicants, there may be other applicants who have demonstrated that they meet the criteria to a greater relevance and/or depth.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Applications are welcome from all sections of the community. The University aims to ensure that everyone who works or applies to work for our University is treated fairly and is not subjected to unlawful discrimination on grounds of their sex, age, race, ethnic or national origins, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, family responsibility, disability or political beliefs. We have an Equality and Diversity Policy and governance structure that reflects the requirements of the Equality Act.

In order to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity procedures, you are requested to complete this section of the form. This section will be detached prior to your application form being forwarded to the selection panel. The University actively invites applications from people with disabilities. The University has a Disability Employment Policy. This policy outlines practices and procedures that will enhance and support existing procedures within the University for the benefit of disabled staff, their managers and work colleagues, and those who are in a position of providing support. The University subscribes to the Positive About Disabled People Scheme which means a guaranteed interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria as defined in the Employee Specification. In order to do this, the only information that will be forwarded to a selection panel from this section of the application form is information identifying disabled applicants. If you are short-listed for interview, you will be asked to indicate whether any specific arrangements need to be made for you to attend.

Final Statement

You must complete this section on the form to confirm that the information you have provided is, to the best of your knowledge and belief, true and complete and also so that we can process your application in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2000.