Selection panel

  • Selection panels will vary depending on the level of position you are recruiting for
  • Ensure there is always at least one male and one female on the panel
  • Panel members need to have completed the University’s mandatory Recruitment and Selection training

The table below sets out the guidelines, which we advise you follow

RoleChairRecommended Minimum
Professor Provost, DVC or PVC

DVC or PVC depending on Chair

2 College representatives from the same academic discipline (one being the HoD and the other ideally at Professor level)

Deputy Registrar and Director of HR (or nominated deputy)

Where relevant and possible, an independent member of Council selected at the discretion of the Chair of Council

2 external assessors – written references essential, attendance where possible
Associate Professor PVC (or nominated deputy to a member of the College Executive Group)

Associate Dean

2 College representatives from the same academic discipline (one being the HoD if not deputising for PVC, and the other ideally at Prof level)

References in writing from 2 external assessors is optional for AP posts
Senior Lecturer PVC (or nominated deputy to a member of the College Executive Group)

Associate Dean

2 College representatives from the same academic discipline (one being the HoD if not deputising for PVC, and the other ideally at Professor level)
Lecturer PVC (or nominated deputy to a member of the College Executive Group)

Associate Dean

2 College representatives from the same academic discipline (one being the HoD if not deputising for PVC, and the other ideally at Professor level)
Associate Lecturer Associate Dean (Education) or deputise to a discipline lead Up to two representatives of the academic discipline
Research Appointments   To include the Principal Investigator
All other roles Recruiting Manager

Ideally 2 others of relevance to ensure diversity of panel (minimum of 3)

Member of the College Executive means Associate Deans, Heads of Discipline and College Registrar.

PVC - Pro Vice-Chancellor
DVC - Deputy Vice-Chancellor
HoD - Head of Discipline
AP - Associate Professor