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To meet our vision of being a world-class arts, design, performance and media university working with professional partners to create excellence, relevance and impact we need to keep recruiting talented people to join our innovative and passionate community. That's where you come in!

Whether you're looking for an academic role, a technical role or to join our professional services, we welcome people who'll contribute to our vision and share our values. We're committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and strive to reflect the community we serve.

As well as joining a vibrant, creative culture, you'll be working on a lively campus in a beautiful seaside town, next to some of the UK’s most spectacular countryside.

We welcome experts across all fields from academic, technical to business services – you'll be in good company. We have links with Framestore, Burberry, Aardman Animation and the National Theatre to name but a few.

We want to recruit great people, just like you!

Before you apply, have a read through our staff benefits to see the generous holiday entitlement you'll have and the excellent pension scheme you would be part of.

You'll have the resources available to continue your creative, academic, technical and professional development in a community dedicated to our students and their experience.

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About AUB

Discover AUB's visions, values and goals

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Staff benefits

We value our staff, doing all we can to help you develop and adjust in our creative environment. Take a look at our staff benefits

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Staff research and development

There's no reason to stop learning – we're firm supporters of enabling you to develop your artistic and professional skills

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Equality, diversity and inclusion

Read how AUB is committed to creating an inclusive place to study, practise and work

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Meet our staff

Meet our academic and professional services staff

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Staff wellbeing

Investing in staff wellbeing is important – find out how AUB supports staff through partnerships and initiatives

How to apply

Before you start an application, read through our handy guide below. It outlines what to expect from the application process and the interview, too.

We've made applying for jobs easier than ever. You just need to register on our secure application system – it saves your details, so you don’t have to enter them again. Whether you are applying for an academic, technical or professional services role, we’ve made the process as easy as possible.

You'll need to upload a covering letter and CV with your application. In your covering letter, you’ll explain how you meet the requirements of the person specification of the role.

Covering letters are an important part of the shortlisting process, so take your time on yours and make sure it is detailed enough to give us the best picture of your knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications possible.

After you've applied, we'll email you to confirm we've received your application. Once we’ve completed the shortlisting for the job, we’ll email you to let you know if you’ve been successful in reaching the interview stage.

Interview:

  • Your interview is likely to comprise of a presentation, as well as an interview with separate staff and student panels.
  • After the interview, we'll email you as soon as possible to let you know whether you have been successful!
  • We only have one interview stage. If after the interview you have been successful, we’ll contact you by phone to discuss a potential start date. Following that, we'll send a contract via email with an offer pack.

To apply, you just need to register on our secure application system, which saves your details, so you don’t have to enter them again.

When you apply, we’ll ask you to answer some questions within the application, which are based on the person specification for the role. Your answers will be an important part of the shortlisting process, so make sure you consider them carefully.

After you've applied, we’ll email you to confirm that we’ve received your application. Once we’ve completed the shortlisting for the job, we’ll email you to let you know if you’ve been successful in reaching the interview stage.

Interview:

  • Your interview is likely to comprise of a presentation, as well as an interview with separate staff and student panels.
  • After the interview, we'll email you as soon as possible to let you know whether you have been successful!
  • We only have one interview stage. If after the interview you have been successful, we’ll contact you by phone to discuss a potential start date. Following that, we'll send a contract via email with an offer pack.

We’ve made applying for jobs easier than ever. You just need to register on our secure application system, which saves your details, so you don’t have to enter them again.

When you apply, we’ll ask you to answer some questions within the application, which are based on the person specification for the role. Your answers will be an important part of the shortlisting process, so make sure you consider them carefully.

After you’ve applied, we’ll email you to confirm we’ve received your application. Once we’ve completed the shortlisting for the job, we’ll email you to let you know if you’ve been successful in reaching the interview stage.

Interview:
If after your interview you have been successful, we'll contact you by phone to discuss a potential start date. Following that, we'll send you a contract via email with an offer pack.

Starting your new role at AUB

Nearer to your start date you'll be contacted by one of our HR Business Partners who'll email you about your first day, the Induction process and your tour of the campus.

Before you start your job with AUB, you'll need to send the HR team the following documents. The HR team will make contact with contact you to arrange this.

  • Proof of nationality and right to work, i.e. valid passport, national ID card, relevant visa.
  • Original certificates of relevant qualifications

Before your first day at AUB

Before you start, take a look at our staff profiles to meet some of your new colleagues, including our Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Gough.

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