Guidance notes for candidates
Completing the online application
Thank you for your interest in working with UHI. We use an online application process that will take you through a number of screens; these allow you to provide us with the information that we need to process your application and comply with our statutory reporting responsibilities. For your application to be successfully submitted you must complete the full process.
If you require assistance with completing the application form or require it in another format please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01463 279214.
All vacancies will be available on the website until 23:59hrs (GMT) on the day the vacancy closes.
Where answers require additional detail, this should be provided on a separate document and uploaded in the Supporting Documents section.
If you wish to upload a CV, this should be provided in addition to completing the application form. A CV is not a mandatory requirement.
The information that you provide in your online application (including supporting information) is the only information we will use in deciding whether or not you will be short listed for interview.
Start with your current or last employer and then list the work experience you have gained previously. Please detail any gaps in employment as fully as possible.
If you have never been employed or have been unemployed for some time, please give details of other experience or training.
Please also provide details of any unpaid or voluntary work. Further information may be added on a separate sheet if necessary.
Here you should explain why you should be chosen for the job. You must decide from the further particulars/job description/person specification whether you have the necessary skills and experience to apply for the position, and provide examples of how you meet the criteria for the post.
Of particular interest would be: how you have kept your knowledge and skills up to date; examples of your achievements; any professional activity; and training (subject and level).
Equal Opportunities monitoring information
The University of the Highlands and Islands is committed to equality of opportunity and will consider all applications on the basis of merit alone. We need to ask you for this information in order to ensure fairness and compliance with UK Law.
Gender and age
We need to monitor males/females in all posts. Age data is required in order to ensure compliance with UK legislation.
Nationality and ethnic origin
UHI is striving to enhance the diversity of its staff and students and has a policy on Equality in place, in accordance with current UK legislation. Ethnicity data is important, as we need to monitor carefully in order that we can ensure that we address any areas of under-representation.
If you are a disabled person and you require adjustments to be made to the application or interview process please contact the Personnel Team to discuss your requirements. Please let us know if you require the documentation in an alternative format. It would be helpful if you could contact us immediately you are notified of an interview in order that we can make any necessary arrangements for you. UHI is committed to ensuring that Reasonable Adjustments are provided, where appropriate and practicable, for any disabled employee who meets the Definition of Disability outlined in the current UK legislation and in order that they can perform their duties effectively.
References will only be taken up for candidates upon offer of employment.
Please give the name, address, telephone number and email address (if known) of two referees, including your existing or last employer, to whom reference may be made in support of your application concerning your professional ability and performance at work.
If this is your first job, one reference should be from your head teacher, lecturer or similar.
Please ensure your referees are in a position to respond promptly as no appointment will be made without receipt of satisfactory references.
Appointments will be offered subject to receipt of satisfactory references, unless advised otherwise.
Completed applications must be submitted by the closing date shown on the job advertisement.