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Thank you for considering Aston University as your next place of work. 

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to business and the professions. Located in the heart of Birmingham one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities, our 40 acre friendly and green campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Working at Aston you’ll enjoy competitive salaries, great benefits and fantastic development opportunities.

Over 1400 formally contracted people work at the university in a wide variety of professional, technical, academic, manual and clerical roles. We recruit to fill vacancies as they arise so please check our website regularly for the most recent vacancies.

You can view our current vacancies by clicking on the View Current Vacancies link on this page.

Use the link above for Current Vacancies

Once you've found a role that’s a good fit for your skills and experience, click the Apply Online button. You’ll be asked to register and set up an account on the site or log into your existing account if you've already created one.

The online application screens are designed to collect the information that is required from you in a clear and structured way. Please ensure that you complete all of the fields. Help will be available to guide you through the form.

The online application form can be completed in stages and you can login/logout at any time. You will be able to save and edit your application at any point BEFORE submission. It is only when you have submitted your completed application that it will become accessible for consideration by the recruiting managers.

The system does allow you to upload a curriculum vitae (CV), however this should be as an addition to and not instead of completing the online application screens.

The job details and university information are written to provide you with a clear understanding of the duties and responsibilities and the key attributes and experience that are required to fulfil the role. These should be seen as the main points of reference when completing the online application screens.

The final section of the application process invites you to write a statement in support of your application. You may wish to take time to think about any relevant skills and experience you have which you have not already referred in your application.  These need not only be drawn from current or previous employment, but could be taken from non-work related activities in which you are or have been involved.

The email address you provide in your application should be one you use regularly, because that’s how we’ll keep in touch with you about your application. 

All online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. The day after submission of your application you will receive an acknowledgement email.

Once you have submitted an online application, you can view it at any time, along with the job details and university information, by logging into your account and visiting the 'My Applications' area. You will not be able to amend your application once you have submitted it.

If you do not have access to the internet, telephone the HR Helpdesk 0121 204 4500, leaving your name, address and a contact telephone number. If you know the reference number for the job for which you would like to apply please also leave this number in your message. We will send you a paper application form for your completion. Paper applications must be received before midday on the closing date. 

Please note that CVs will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed application form.  Application forms help to ensure that all applicants provide the information in the same format, enabling the selection panel to more easily compare the applications that they receive.

Once the selection panel have assessed all applicants against the requirements of the job description and person specification you will be notified, by email, of the outcome of your application.

Please email if you need further assistance with the application process.


As part of our staff recruitment processes, Aston University use an umbrella body called GBG OnlineDisclosures to process and interpret the results of DBS applications.  GBG provide a comprehensive DBS service with full UK coverage, including Disclosure Scotland DBS checking service. 

If your role requires a DBS check, HR will arrange for you to have access to an online application via a simple and easy-to-use online portal that links to the DBS.  The result of the check is communicated through the online portal and then subsequently stored electronically on your Core employee record for the period that the DBS is required.  The DBS certificate will be sent directly to your home address by DBS. 

Further details relating to GDPR and how your data is stored by GBG can be found here

Aston University is a Disability Confident Committed Employer Level 1: Disability Confident Committed - GOV.UK.  Any candidate with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role for which they applied is guaranteed an interview.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the University complies fully with the provisions of the ROA and best practice in its recruitment of staff with a criminal record.  It aims to ensure that it treats all applicants for jobs who have a criminal record fairly and does not discriminate unfairly against candidates with either a spent or an unspent conviction. At the same time the policy aims to safeguard the University, its staff, students, visitors and service users.  The policy sets out the basis on which it will seek information from prospective employees about past spent and unspent convictions, how this information will be used and the way in which it will seek and deal with information relating to offences for posts exempted under the ROA.

Aston University is an ‘A’ rated sponsor as a result we are able to sponsor individuals to come and work at the University. We are only able to sponsor employees and roles that meet the criteria laid down by the UKVI. We would suggest that if you are interested in a role at Aston but require Sponsorship to obtain a work visa that you visit the UKVI’s website for the up to date criteria:  

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Homepage 

You can also view information related to Brexit on our dedicated page.

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