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Information for applicants.

The University aims to provide an inspiring place for people to work, develop and achieve their full potential whilst delivering the University’s ambitions.

Why choose CCCU?

For more than 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University has been a big part of the Kent community, providing education which makes a real and positive difference to people’s lives. More information about Canterbury Christ Church University.

Applying for professional services positions: Candidates

View our current vacancies online to search for all our current employment opportunities and apply online.

By using the search criteria boxes you can drill down to the types of position you are specifically interested in and you will have an option to save this search as an email alert for future positions.

Applications for vacancies at Canterbury Christ Church University should be made online by the closing date specified in the job advertisement. For help or assistance with the online application process, please email the recruitment team.

  • Applying for academic positions: Candidates will have the opportunity of uploading CV's and any supporting statements/documentation.
  • Applying for professional services positions: Candidates will be considered based on the information provided in the different sections in our online application process.

Application form guidance

A guide for completing the application form can be found here. Details about the different steps in the application form can be found below.

In completing your application please provide supporting information, outlining any experience, skills and knowledge relevant to the post for which you are applying. It is important that you illustrate (using examples) how you meet the essential and, where possible, desirable criteria on the Person Specification and include your reason for applying for the post. Please note that in order to be considered for academic vacancies, it is essential that you upload a CV and supporting letter in the CV upload section.

All these steps may not appear, depending on which post you apply for (e.g. academic or professional service roles).

Please enter the information as required. If you are unable to provide us with an email address then we will contact you via your preferred telephone number. If you have previously applied for a position via our online application most of your details will be saved in our system. You are free to update these where required. 

Equality and Diversity information will remain confidential and will only be used for monitoring and statistical purposes. 

Please enter the details of all the schools, colleges, universities and/or other places of study that you have attended for education and training purposes.

For academic or research posts you may upload documents such as a list of publications, unpublished research and grants.

Please input all the exams you have taken from GCSE or equivalent upwards and the grades you were awarded, including fails and resits. For non-UK qualifications please give the original results, not the UK equivalents. To add qualifications, please choose the appropriate level and click 'Add'. The order that you enter your qualifications is not important, but you must ensure that you detail all of the exams you have sat and the grades you were awarded. For any qualifications you have yet to complete, please enter them here along with your expected result(s).

If your specific qualification is not listed as an option, please use 'Other' option in 'Qualification Level'. The 'Subject' field will then allow you to provide us with more information relating to your qualification and result.

Please give full details of any relevant courses you have attended. 

Please give full details of significant employment. Indicate whether the work was full-time, part-time, vacation work or an industrial placement. Please provide details of company or companies you have previously worked for, your specific responsibilities, experience and knowledge gained.

If you have previously worked for a company overseas, it may be difficult for recruiting managers to know what type of organisation it is. Therefore, please detail the size of the organisation, the industry and any other information that you may feel is relevant.

For non-academic positions please give the names, e-mail/contact details of two referees of whom at least one must have direct knowledge of your past work and/or be your line manager. Please ensure that you include your current employer or, if you are not currently working, your last employer.

For academic positions these two referees two must have direct knowledge of your professional work and one of whom should be your current or most recent professional/discipline lead/line manager.

These questions will be used to further assess your application, please answer as fully and as honestly as you are able. Click on the link to answer each question.
Please provide supporting information, outlining any experience, skills and knowledge relevant to the post for which you are applying. It is important that you illustrate (using examples) how you meet the essential and, where possible, desirable criteria on the Person Specification and include your reason for applying for the post. This can also include experience outside work (maximum 4000 characters).

This is your opportunity to demonstrate your suitability for the post. Remember that the panel will be using the information in your application to shortlist candidates for interview.

'Please answer these questions, which include Right to Work, Disability Confident, and Armed Forces Covenant.

Please check through your application ensuring all necessary sections are completed. All sections must be ticked before the Apply button will appear.
Until your application has been fully completed and submitted, it cannot be considered as part of the selection process.

If you experience any problems during your application process or if you have any comments that you would like to be addressed please contact the Human Resources and Organisational Development Department by email: and we will endeavour to respond to your query as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in working at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Our Process


Once a vacancy has closed, all applications will be considered for the role with respect to the essential and desirable criteria outlined in the person specification.  Information provided by applicants will form the basis of shortlisting criteria used by the University.  Therefore, you should consider the person specification carefully to ensure you meet the relevant criteria for the position you are applying for. The University ensures that you receive notification of the outcome of your application, irrespective of whether or not you have been selected to attend an interview.

Interview Process

The University will endeavour to give you reasonable notice of an interview. All our interviews are conducted by a panel made up of relevant members of the departmental staff, customers or external stakeholders. Canterbury Christ Church University staff receive in-depth training in the University’s Recruitment and Selection procedures before sitting on interview panels.

Depending on the type of position you are applying for, candidates may be asked to give a presentation or undertake a work related test or other selection exercise so that we can get an understanding of your relevant skills and experience.

An email will be sent out with information about the interview. If applicable we will also provide details about presentations and tests.

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 we are required to obtain proof of right to work documentation prior to the employee starting work.

If you have given us permission to do so, we will request references once candidates have confirmed their attendance to interview.

Please note that the University does not pay interview expenses to candidates.

The Outcome

Successful Candidates

Once interviews have been held the successful candidate will be contacted by the panel chair or department lead who will make a conditional offer.

Unsuccessful Candidates

All unsuccessful candidates will be contacted after the interview and notified of the outcome. Feedback will be made available and should you wish to receive feedback on your application and interview please contact the department contact.

You’ve got the job

The Department will inform HR&OD once a verbal offer has been made and accepted, HR&OD will then send all relevant new starter information to you.

Associated with

Athena Swan
Athena Swan
Disability Confident
Disability Confident
Armed Forces Covenant
Armed Forces Covenant