Internal Job Board

Step-by-step guide

  1. To access the Internal Job board, you will need to be connected to the University's VPN.
  2. Log into HR Self-Service (see login button on the right) - using your SSO.
  3. Follow the guidance in section '6' of the Employee Self-Service How-To Guide (found on the right).

     NB Search for jobs by using keywords from the job title or the job vacancy ID number, if known.

About the Internal Job Board

The Internal Job Board allows Oxford University employees, casual workers and agency staff to easily and securely view and apply for University jobs, with the benefit of having access to internal-only roles that are not published on the University’s Jobs website. 

The Internal Job Board is accessed from within Employee Self-Service (ESS) in HR Self-Service.

The University has implemented a temporary recruitment freeze and redeployment protocol in response to the financial challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. The new Internal Job Board within Employee Self-Service (ESS) supports this by providing a means for vacancies to be restricted to internal staff, thereby helping to control costs.

The Internal Job Board allows staff to easily and securely view and apply for University jobs, with the benefit of having access to internal-only roles that are not published on the University’s Jobs website.

You can view and apply for any job that is currently being advertised by the University (to internal and external applicants). The benefit of the Internal Job Board is that you can view internal-only jobs that will not be published on the University’s Jobs website, and for which external applicants can’t apply.

To view internal-only vacancies you can use the filters available in the Internal Job Board. For guidance on this, please refer to the Employee Self-Service How-To Guide.

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Applying for a job via the Internal Job Board

If you have an existing Recruitment account, you will be able to copy a previous application when applying for a role. Your personal details, qualification and employment history details will also be automatically included.

If you don’t have an existing account or choose to start a new application, some personal details will be automatically included from your HR record, such as your name, address and email. Please note your email will be defaulted to your work email, and cannot be amended.

Note: If you notice any discrepancies with your personal details, you can amend them on your application form, but please also update them via ESS or notify your HR administrator (see: Employee Self-Service How-to Guide).

In some cases, an existing account won’t be linked to your internal account in ESS. This is because of how your record was set up in the University’s HR Information System. In such cases, you can access the details of previous applications in the normal way, via the University’s Jobs website (the Applicant log-in page).

Please note that if you have multiple Recruitment accounts they can’t all be linked to your HR record in the system; this may be the reason you’re not seeing all of your previous applications.

In most cases, you will need to contact the recruiting department with a query about a specific job. Contact details can be found in the job advert.

When you apply for a role through the Internal Job Board your work email is automatically linked to your internal applicant account and cannot be amended.

Unfortunately, it is not currently possible to track the progress of your application through the Internal Job Board in ESS.

In most cases, when you apply for a role through ESS, your previous Recruitment account created via the University’s Jobs website will be transferred to your internal account. The email address held on your previous account will be overwritten with your work email address and you will no longer be able to access your account and previous applications via the University’s Jobs website.

Only designated HR staff can access submitted applications in the Recruitment system. For further details about how your information is used, please read the Terms of use & privacy policy found here.

Your application won’t be visible to your manager (and/or HR Self-Service Manager) in HR Self-Service. Your submitted application will be stored in the same way as job applications submitted through the University’s Jobs website. See also:

How your data is used FAQs > Who else can see my HR Self-Service data?

Yes, you can create a new Recruitment account on the University’s Jobs website using a personal email address. However, you will not be able to apply for internal-only jobs through your external account.

No, it is not possible to update any details in the ‘My Account’ view when logged in via Employee Self-Service (ESS).

Yes, HR Self-Service (including the Internal Job Board), is available to casual staff (including TSS, teachers and examiners), agency workers and employees of eligible subsidiaries. 

College employees do not have access to HR Self-Service but are eligible to apply for internal-only vacancies. College employees can access these vacancies via the Conference of Colleges webpage.

If your query isn’t answered in any of the FAQs or guidance documents, please visit the Recruitment Support webpage on the University’s Jobs website.

You may also wish to contact your local IT Support.

Please visit the Recruitment Support webpage on the University’s Jobs website.

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