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Personal and Professional Development


If you are actively seeking a secondment, you should discuss this with your 'home' department line manager at the earliest possible opportunity as you will need their agreement to release you for the duration of the secondment before you apply.


Activities that you can undertake to prepare for applying for secondment opportunities:

  • Use the tools to support development  to help you to identify the professional skills and areas of knowledge that you would like to develop during your secondment
  • Identify what you want to get out of a secondment
  • Identify examples of the type of role and part of the University that you would be interested in being seconded to
  • Talk to a member of the PPD team to get some support for your search, preparation and application for a secondment.

Where to look

Job opportunities web pages

Secondments are advertised on the University Job Opportunities web pages, marked as 'Secondment opportunity, for internal applicants only'.

If a job opportunity is listed that may be suitable as a secondment but is not identified as one i.e. a post with a fixed term of up to 12 months, please contact the department advertising the opportunity direct to discuss whether  they would be willing to consider applicants on a secondment basis.

The Recruitment and Selection process for administrative secondments is very similar to that followed for a standard vacancy i.e. you will be expected to complete an application form and undertake an interview. See the University's Recruitment Guidance, section 3 for further information.