Frequently Asked Questions - Applications

  1. I am applying for more than one job, do I need to fill out a separate application form?
  2. Can I save more than one application form at a time?
  3. Can you tell me if you have received my application?
  4. I have made some mistakes on my application form - how can I correct them?
  5. Who should I provide as my referees?
  6. What is the Equal Opportunities Form used for?
  7. How long will I have to wait to find out if my application is successful?
  8. How do we protect your information?
  9. What time is the deadline for the submission of applications

  1. I am applying for more than one job, do I need to fill out a separate application form?

    Yes.  You cannot use one application form to apply for more than one job.  However, the information you complete on your initial application, including your supporting statement, will be saved for you to resubmit or amend to suit subsequent applications.

  2. Can I save more than one application form at a time?

    No, unfortunately, only one application can be saved.  Your details from that application will, however, be available for future use.

  3. Can you tell me if you have received my application?

    Once you submit your application you will receive an email to confirm receipt. 

  4. I have made some mistakes on my application form - how can I correct them?

    Unfortunately, once you have submitted your application you cannot change your details.  If you need to change your details please contact us.

  5. Who should I provide as my referees?

    You will be asked to provide details of either 2 or 3 referees, depending upon the post you are applying for.  Please note:

    1 referee must be your present or previous employer (if not currently employed);

    the other(s) must know you in a work related or educational capacity (e.g. supervisor or tutor) and must be able to comment on your aptitude for the post. 

  6. What is the Equal Opportunities Form used for?

    Lancaster University is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for all.  The University aims to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, assessed, promoted and treated fairly on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and that pay systems are transparent, based on objective criteria and free from bias. The University recognises that an effective equal opportunities and equal pay policy contributes to its long term success and competitiveness and is committed to a programme of action to implement the policy. This policy aims to ensure that no-one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, cultural background, creed, nationality, ethnic or class origins, age, being lesbian, gay or bisexual or on any other grounds not relevant to good employment practice. This might include an offending background that does not create risk to children or vulnerable adults. This policy is consistent with the University's Charter and its Employment Policy

    The information gathered on the form is used to assist us in monitoring the effectiveness of our policy and will not be taken into consideration for short-listing and interviewing purposes.  In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the Institute will seek your explicit permission should it intend to process any sensitive personal data for any reason other than Equal Opportunity purposes or exercising a legal right or obligation required by law.  Sensitive data includes your racial or ethnic origin, sexual life, political beliefs, trade union membership, religious beliefs, physical or mental health and criminal offences.

  7. How long will I have to wait to find out if my application is successful?

    We aim to shortlist as soon as possible after the closing date but sometimes delays are inevitable.  You will, however, be notified whether or not you have been shortlisted.

  8. How do we protect your information?

    We use a server certificate (also known as a digital certificate) to assure you of our identity and secure sockets layer (SSL) to encrypt data transmissions.

  9. What time is the deadline for the submission of applications

    The deadline for applications is 23:59(GMT) of the specified closing date.  For example, if the closing date states 20 May 2011 then you would have to have submitted your application by 23:59(GMT) on that day to be considered for the vacancy.

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