Our jobs are advertised under six main job categories. We have provided a brief explanation of each one to give an indication of the type of activities that they involve.

If you are interested in applying for one of our vacancies, please read the associated job description and person specification for full details of the requirements of the post.

Professorial and Academic Leaders
Roles of this type are focused to reflect recognised leadership and substantial and sustained reputation in research and/or teaching in a major discipline. There will also be significant leadership responsibilities on behalf of the department and/or the university, and there will be a significant leadership or management contribution.

Academic
Roles of this type are wholly or mainly focussed on teaching and research with some leadership or management, but the emphasis on these elements and the nature of contribution will vary. For more senior roles, there will normally be a requirement for a considerable reputation in the UK and internationally, and significant impact on discipline and research income.

Research
Roles of this type are wholly or mainly focused on research with some leadership or management, but the emphasis on these elements and the nature of contribution will vary. For more senior roles, there will normally be a requirement for a considerable reputation in the UK and internationally, and significant impact on discipline and research income.

HR Excellence in Research

panel panel hr excellence in researchThe University was awarded the prestigious European award for HR Excellence in Research in June 2015. 

2015
Read our application and action plan.

2017
Progress against 2015 action plan
Report
2017 action plan

Business Services
Roles of this type provide support services to university staff and students. Work might involve clerical or administrative support. More senior roles often combine professional qualification, leadership and managerial experience and have a substantial impact on the running and resources of the university.

Operational Services
Roles of this type provide direct or indirect service provision for students, staff and external clients, through residential, catering, cleaning, maintenance, sports, fire fighting and other site services.

Technical Services
Roles of this type provide technical and/or scientific support to academic staff and students. This may include support for teaching, meetings and seminars and technical input to teaching programmes and commercial projects.