Requesting a vacancy

Initial Steps

Before starting the recruitment process, you may want to discuss the options with your local HR Consultant or a member of the Recruitment Team. You may also wish to consider the points raised in the Reviewing the Vacancy page.

Approval Process

To start your recruitment, please complete the online recruitment request form

On Monday morning all requests will be sent by the Recruitment Department to your Director, Finance/HR Business Partners. 

Requests within Budget

The requests for those within budget will be allocated to a member of the Recruitment Department to commence the recruitment as soon as possible.  Exceptionally if your Director wishes for your post to be delayed or rejected they will let the Recruitment Department know by Thursday morning and the post will be paused or withdrawn.

Requests where additional funding is required

Any approved requests where you have indicated that the vacancy requires additional funding or contingency funding as part of a project, will be sent by the Recruitment Department to the Director of Finance and People Director for consideration and if supported to the Chief Executive for a final decision.  The Recruitment Department will contact you to discuss the outcome and where approved commence your recruitment.

Recruitment Approvals Process flowchart is available which outlines the above process.

You may also wish to view the Types of Recruitment page to ensure that the terms of the role are right for you.