How to apply

Our promotions process is designed to be as simple and flexible as possible, ensuring a quicker and more streamlined process.

You can download the promotions procedure document below for full details of the process. You'll also find below links to supporting documents and application guidance. The criteria, guidance – and local benchmarks, where available, if you're applying for an academic promotion - can be found on subsequent pages.

Academic staff can now apply for promotion via our new on-line system – Stonefish. We have launched this as a transition period, so that if you already have an application in progress you can submit outside of Stonefish until the end of December. From January 2023 on-line applications only will be accepted. You can log-in via the University Careers Site to Stonefish. Further information on accessing and completing an application via Stonefish can be found in the download documents attached/listed below. 

Support and Professional and Managerial staff should continue to complete an application form to demonstrate how you meet the criteria. Before you do this please make sure you speak to your manager who can confirm via the Executive Dean/Head of Service that the changes to your role are needed on an ongoing basis. They will then work with you to ensure your job description is revised and graded. You can access the application form or please see the download documents attached/listed below.

Things to consider before you start your application

  • In your application you'll need to give evidence to show that you meet the criteria for the grade to which you're applying for promotion.
  • You should read the accompanying guidance document which will help you interpret and provide appropriate examples against the criteria.
  • If you're applying for promotion to grade 10, the process will include an interview and, if you are an academic, it will also be informed by external references. Full details are in the promotion procedure document.