Guidelines for Applicants 

Cardiff Metropolitan University aims to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and judged solely on their ability to do the job. Your completed application form will be assessed against the criteria in the person specification.

In keeping with Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Equal Opportunities Policy, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. Individuals are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their merits and ability. The University holds the Two Ticks disability symbol and is positive about disabled people. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria on the person specification and consider them on their abilities.

The equal opportunities monitoring information you provide will be treated in confidence. This part of the form is detached from the information provided to the selection panel. However, the Chair of the panel is informed if any candidate has declared a disability as the University holds the Two Ticks disability symbol and interviews all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria on the person specification. The equal opportunities monitoring information is stored by the HR department for a maximum of 6 months and then destroyed if you are unsuccessful. Relevant information will be extracted from the form and included in your staff record held on the secure HR system database if you are appointed.

Certain sections of the form may not be equally relevant for all applicants. You should complete the form as it applies to you. All applicants must complete the section headed Further information in support of your application.

Cardiff Metropolitan University requires candidate information to be in standard format on its own application form.

Please complete the form in BLACK INK, or typescript, to facilitate photocopying.

Please indicate if you are a new candidate applying for a post or a Cardiff Metropolitan University re-deployee, or an internal candidate already employed by Cardiff Metropolitan University by ticking the relevant box on the top of the application form.

Candidates are selected for interview on the basis of evidencing the extent to which they satisfy the criteria at the application stage as outlined in the Person Specification.

For academic posts applicants are required to submit an academic CV in addition to the Cardiff Metropolitan University application form.

Offers of employment are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references. References will be requested upon the identification of a preferred candidate following the interview process. Referees must have direct knowledge of your work and must include your most recent employer. If you do not have a recent employer, references related to unpaid employment, for example in voluntary organisations, may be appropriate. Character references from friends and relatives are not acceptable. School leavers and graduates may give names of lecturers/tutors/head teachers, and any temporary or work experience employer, as appropriate. Please ensure your referees are in a position to respond promptly.

Interviews are normally held within four weeks of the closing date. Applicants should arrange to be available to attend for interview as it is not normally possible to alter dates to suit individuals.

If you have not received any communication within 3 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. Unfortunately due to the volume of applications received we are unable to provide external applicants with feedback following shortlisting.

Will you please note that applicants will be requested to provide documentary evidence of qualifications referred to on the person specification and be able to evidence their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

If you have a disability and require any reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the application and selection process please contact Human Resources.

Should you require any further information in the meantime, please contact our recruitment hotline on 029 2041 7026.

If it is your intention to submit a formal application, may I wish you every success. Postal and electronic applications are accepted.