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How to apply for a job at DMU

We are committed to providing a working and learning environment that enriches lives, supports individuals to reach their full potential, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As an educator and shaper of society, the university aims to role model positive behaviours both within the university and to reflect the diversity of the wider community. This page will give you a better understanding of the following:

  • The DMU Staff Recruitment Process
  • Accessing the DMU careers pages and application form
  • Submitting a successful application form
  • Hints and tips on completing your personal statement

The DMU recruitment process

1. Apply

As an applicant you will submit an online application form

2. Screen

The DMU Recruitment Team & Hiring Manger will screen your application form against the person specification

3. Shortlist

An applicant who has been succesfully shortlisted during the screening process will be invited for an interview

4. Assessment

Applicants who have will have management responsibility will be required to complete an occupational personality questionnaire

5. Interview and offer

You will receive feedback from the interview. If you were successful, the DMU recruitment team will support your onbaording

Accessing the DMU careers pages and application form

We strongly recommend you to view our adverts (including the job description & person specification) and applying for jobs using a desktop computer. If you are unable to bring up the page, please use a different web browser, ensure you have changed the settings on your web browser to allow pop-ups and clear your browsing history. Please note – when using an external device, you may be blocked from accessing our webpages, please use a personal device when completing a DMU application form. 

Submitting a successful application form

As a part of our recruitment process, all applicants who have a keen interest in applying for a job at DMU will be required to complete an online form. If you are applying for a job for the first time using our online system, when clicking on to the apply button you will first set up a candidate profile, thereafter use your candidate dashboard to search for the vacancy you are interested in applying and complete the application form. Most of the details from your profile will already be pre-populated on to the application form.

How to submit an application via the DMU application system.

Not all of our roles will require you to submit a CV when completing the application form. However, you do have the option of adding your CV to your candidate dashboard, this will be available for the hiring panel to view when they are completing their shortlist. Please note, if a CV is not required to be added as a part of the application form, the hiring panel may not review your CV to keep the recruitment process fair and consistent for all candidates who have completed an application form.

How to add a CV to your candidate dashboard.

Hints and tips on completing your personal statement 

All applicants are required to complete a personal statement within the application form. Tailor your personal statement using the criteria specified within the person specification. As our system can time out after thirty minutes, please draft your personal statement on a separate document before completing the application form. 

It is important to provide specific examples from your past work experiences to demonstrate how you meet the specified criteria within the person specification. To help you structure a clear and concise example, we would advise you to use the STAR technique. STAR stands to situation, task, action & result. 

If you have specific questions about a vacancy, feel free to contact us or if you are good to go, we look forward to receiving your application!