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Arranging and Conducting Interviews

Interview dates

Interview dates should be agreed at the earliest opportunity and ideally published in the job advertisement to ensure candidates will be available for the selection process.

In order to ensure availability of candidates based internationally (i.e. to obtain a travel visa), notice will generally exceed 3 weeks or be close to 6 weeks.

All candidates short listed should be interviewed on the same day.  If this is not possible, the interviews should be held over as short a period as possible.

All candidates should be seen and considered by the same Selection Committee.

Virtual Interviewing during Covid-19

As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, managers are encouraged to follow best practices when scheduling virtual interviews in place of in-person interviews. The following guide should help with the process: Top Tips for Selection Committee participating in Video Interviews

On site Interviews

Where interviews take place on site, appropriate arrangements should be made to ensure all candidates are adequately facilitated.

Please contact the HR department in advance of the interview if you have any specific access/support requirements.

Interview Approach

The Selection Committee has discretion, under the direction of Human Resources, to use any selection tools or techniques that are valid and fair to all candidates.

Interviews must be conducted in accordance with the University's policy on Equality of Opportunity.