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How do I view the job description and person specification?

We are making some changes to our recruitment service.

Vacancies that opened before 7 August 2018

Vacancies that opened before 7 August are advertised in the HireWire job board. To view our HireWire job board and download the job descriptions and person specifications, a 30 second registration process is required. HireWire will ask you to register by indicating your name, email address, and confirming a password. Please note that this information will be kept strictly confidential.

The job description and person specification documents (also known as the job pack or further details documents in some instances) provide more specific information about the post in which you have an interest. A summary of the terms and conditions of service will be included.

If you can not open these documents, then you may not have the correct software installed. Please see our help with downloading documents page for help. Documents can be provided in alternative formats such as large print, Braille, tape, and on CD, upon request to the Human Resources department.

Vacancies opening from 7 August 2018

To search for vacancies opening from 7 August, please visit our new recruitment website.

In our new system, called CoreHR, you do not need to register your details before viewing or downloading the job description nor any other documents related to the vacancy. You will be asked to register your details only when you decide to apply for one of our vacancies.

What is the cut off time for submitting an online application on the day of the closing date?

Unless otherwise stated, the cut off time for all adverts is midnight (London time) on the date specified.

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How do I stay up to date with any new job opportunities?

King’s provides tweets to all our external job vacancies. Follow us on Twitter @KingsJobs

What happens to my application once it is submitted?

All applications will be considered with respect to the criteria outlined in the person specification. We will contact you within four weeks of the closing date to inform you if you have been selected for interview.

How is the interview conducted?

All interviews are conducted by a panel who have received training in the university's recruitment and selection procedures, which includes guidance on ensuring all candidates are given equality of opportunity during the interview process.

When will I find out if I have been successful?

After the interview you will contacted as soon as possible and informed whether or not you have been successful. We will provide interview feedback on request. All offers of employment are conditional subject to satisfactory qualification checks; reference checks; medical checks; criminal records disclosure checks; and proof of entitlement to work in the UK.

Who may I contact with any other questions?

Please see our Contact us page.

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