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How to Apply

We’re delighted that you are interested in applying for a role at York St John University and hope that the following guidance notes support you through the recruitment process.  If you have any additional queries please contact

List of current vacancies

A list of our current vacancies are featured on this website.  For ease, they can be viewed by the type of role, e.g. Academic, Professional Support.  Alternatively, you can view them by category, location or all current vacancies.

How To Apply

If you would like to apply for a post, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button within the job advert and you’ll be asked to register and set up an account on the site (Why do I have to register?).  If you have already created an account please log in. Be sure to provide an email address you use regularly, because that’s how we’ll keep in touch with you about your application.

Full job details and an application form can be provided in alternative formats, if required.  If you have special requirements then please email or call 01904 876621/19 with details of the format you require, for example submission on an audio cassette. 

All applications must be submitted online by midnight on the closing date.

Application Form

The online application form can be completed in stages and you can login/logout at any time. The form automatically saves as you enter your information and it is simple to move backwards and forwards within the form at any time prior to submission. Help is available at each stage to guide you through the form.

You will be asked to submit statements relating to the key knowledge, experience and skills required for the role.  Please draw upon specific examples from your work experience / education / voluntary work to demonstrate to the shortlisting panel the extent to which you meet the criteria for the role.  It is important to remember that this is the only information that the panel will use when making their shortlisting decisions so please ensure that you provide enough relevant detail within this section to demonstrate the skills and experience you would be able to offer within the role.

Before final submission, you can preview your application and can then choose to refine or submit the form.  You will not be able to make any amendments to your application once it has been submitted.

After applying

Once you have submitted your application, you will see in the 'My Applications' area that the status of your application will be "submitted" and it will also show the date of submission.

The following day, you will receive an acknowledgment email, confirming receipt.

After closing date

The selection panel will assess all applicants against the requirements of the job description and person specification.

You will receive an email confirming whether your application has been successful or unsuccessful.  Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to offer feedback at the shortlisting stage of the process regrettably.

The assessment process

If you are invited to interview your invitation will be sent to you via email.  This email will include details of where to report to, the structure of the assessment process and any preparation that you might be required to do in advance.

All shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview at our campus.  Depending on the role that you have applied for the process may include additional selection methods, such as a presentation or ability test, all of which would usually take place on one day.

After the interview you will be contacted to confirm the outcome and offered feedback.

Disabled applicants

We are a ‘Disability Confident’ employer.  In accordance with this scheme we guarantee an interview to any candidates who declare in their application that they have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role. If you are a disabled applicant and would like to discuss your application or request assistance at any point during the recruitment process please contact

YSJ Graduates

If you are a graduate of York St John University, our Careers, Placements and Opportunities team can offer careers advice and guidance. For more information about our services, please click here

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