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How to Apply as an External Candidate

If you’re applying to join us as an external candidate, you’ll need to register an account with our Recruitment Site

Once you’ve found a role that suits your skills and experience, click the ‘Apply now’ link next to that role to begin your application.

Please remember to read the job advert carefully so you understand which documents you’ll need to submit. All documents should be uploaded in PDF or Word format, and have a maximum file size of 5MB per document.

You’ll also be able to save your application and return to it later - but don’t forget that our job adverts close at midnight (UK Time).

If you run into any technical difficulties, please get in touch with us at

How to Apply as an Internal Candidate

If you’d like to apply for a role as an internal candidate, you can search and apply for roles in our Oracle portal.

Disability Confident Scheme 

We’re proud to be a Disability Confident employer here at Durham, and we’re committed to supporting applicants with disabilities through the recruitment process - and once they join us.

You’re recognised as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ adverse effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

So if you indicate that you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme on your application and we consider that you meet all of the essential criteria for the role – you’re guaranteed an interview. 

Reasonable Adjustments

We have many means in which we can support you in your application, whether that be email, phone, video call or in person. If you are unable to complete your application via our recruitment system or you have any questions relating to any aspect of the recruitment process including reasonable adjustments, please get in touch with us on or call us on (+44) 0191 334 6801.

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