Application Guidance

In this area you will find guidance on how to access our Recruitment Portal, search for vacancies and complete your application. Also available is useful information on closing dates and what to expect after you submit an application.

Before you apply

We are committed to the employment of disabled people, and as part of our commitment, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a post.

If your disability prevents you completing the application form on time, please contact to discuss alternative arrangements.

Before you apply for a vacancy with us, you should study the advertisement which will include a job description, person specification and other information about the department and the University.

Please also read our Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders Policy if relevant.

Your E-Recruitment account

All applications must be made through the University of Liverpool Recruitment Portal. Below you will find guidance on how to register, how to manage your E-Recruitment account and how to apply for a vacancy:

External Applicant Guidance

Internal Applicant Guidance

Once you have registered for your E-Recruitment account, you will be able to:

  • view and apply for any of our vacancies
  • review any applications previously submitted through the portal
  • manage your account.

Closing dates

It is important to take note of the closing date which appears in every job advert. This is the last date that we can accept applications for a vacancy. Vacancies will automatically close at 23:30GMT.

Application limits Posts may close earlier

Some posts attract a high volume of applications; therefore, the University may close a post early if it is deemed that there are enough applications for the vacancy.  

What happens next?

Shortlisting and interview

Shortlisting and interview arrangements are normally the responsibility of the Department in which the post is based. For the majority of vacancies, the interview date should be shown in the job details.

If you have any queries about these arrangements, please get in touch with the person named in the job advert as the contact for enquiries after the closing date.

Outcome of applications

Vacancies at the University of Liverpool often attract large numbers of candidates, and it is not always possible to respond individually to every applicant. If you have not heard from the department concerned within a reasonable period after the closing date, please take it that your application has not been successful.

If you would like feedback about an unsuccessful application, please contact the person named in the job advert for enquiries after the closing date.


If you experience any problems in registering or accessing your E-Recruitment account, please contact CSD Service Desk, email: or telephone +44 (0) 151 794 4567.

If you have any questions relating to applying for a vacancy please contact the Recruitment Team –

Please note the University will not accept emailed or paper copy applications, all applications must be made through our Recruitment Portal.

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