​Graduate Recruitment Service Terms and Conditions for Employers and Employment Agencies

1.Information about us

The Graduate Recruitment Service website:

https://www.uclan.ac.uk/students/careers/employers.php is a website operated by the University of Central Lancashire Higher Education Corporation. Our correspondence address is University of Central Lancashire, Preston Lancashire, PR1 2HE.

The Graduate Recruitment Service offers employers the opportunity to engage with our students and graduates by sharing your career opportunities.

The Graduate Recruitment Service is not acting as an employment agency or employment business for the purposes of the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and accepts no liability for any loss caused to any person as a result of the use of its services

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

2.Other applicable terms

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

Privacy Policy

Copyright Policy

Data Protection Policy

3.Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

4.Changes to our site

We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time.

Any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

5.Accessing our site

Our site is made available free of charge on an “as-is” basis.

We do not promise that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted or free from errors or omissions.

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change the content of all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Our site is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our site or any service or product described on our site to any person or geographic area at any time.


You must contact the career hub to register your interest in using the Graduate Recruitment Service by contacting careers@uclan.ac.uk or registering online at https://www.uclan.ac.uk/students/careers/employers.php. When registering your interest you must provide the name of your organisation and contact details.


We will provide, free of charge, a recruitment advertising service consisting of:

7.1advice and support for employers and recruiters considering using the website to recruit our graduate talent, including what to include in a job specification and the possible routes for recruitment.

7.2a free advertising service for suitable graduate opportunities. This includes the Graduate Recruitment Service portal, twitter alerts and circulation to relevant academic contacts and students.

7.3advertise all graduate vacancies within 3 working days of agreeing the details, for an agreed duration.

7.4gathering feedback from organisations we support with regard to the recruitment service we provide, reviewing suggestions and taking action to improve where necessary.

We are unable to provide recommendations or checks regarding the applicants and therefore cannot accept any liability for anyone recruited through the Graduate Recruitment Service.

We do not promise that the website will generate any responses or applications to postings.

8.employment agencies

If you are an employment agency or employment business (as defined in the Employment Agencies Act 1973), you must state in which capacity you are acting in relation to the vacancy. If you are an employment agency or an employment business, you must comply with the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Businesses Regulations 2003 in relation to all vacancies posted on the website, and in all communications with applicants and management of applicants' details.

You may upload vacancies to be advertised directly to students provided that you inform the Graduate Recruitment Service and the applicant the identity of your client.

You may only advertise vacancies which are specific to a particular vacancy and not speculative advertisements for applicants to register with you for the purpose of making future introductions.

9.Job Postings

By submitting a vacancy to the Website, you authorise us to post such vacancy on the website.

You must include in the job description the following information:

complete and accurate information about the employer, and the vacancy including the identity of the employer, the nature of the employer’s business

the number of positions available and contract type (whether permanent or temporary)

the nature of the role, the type of work to be performed, the commencement date, the likely duration, the hours of work, the location, the remuneration, the intervals of payment and benefits, and the notice periods required to be given and received

any qualifications and/or authorisations required by law or any or by any relevant professional body

if the rate of pay is included, the job description must also include the nature of the work, the location, minimum experience, training and/or qualifications required in order for an applicant to receive such rate of pay

your preferred method of application, selection process and closing date.

You must let us know promptly once the vacancy has been filled so we can remove it from our website.

As a member of the Association for Graduate Careers and Advisory Service. we follow the AGCAS code of conduct on graduate recruitment and internships, by advertising a vacancy with us, you agree to abide by these codes.

You must comply with all current employment, health and safety and equal opportunities legislation. For more information:

Minimum Wage

Health and Safety

Employer Liability Insurance

Equal Opportunities: Protected Characteristics

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The Graduate Recruitment Service reserves the right not to advertise vacancies which we consider do not to meet current legislation and, in exceptional circumstances, refuse to advertise further opportunities from employers who are reported to be in breach of such legislation. Examples of vacancies that may be removed include those which:

vacancies from an employer which is not verified and registered as a legitimate business. Organisation details will be subject to commercial due diligence which may include checks with Companies House, a credit reference agency or the Charity Commission

discriminate against any of the nine protected characteristics; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation

do not meet legal obligations.

have a risk to the health and safety of any applicant at the location where the work is to be performed, unless you inform the applicant of such risks and take steps to prevent or mitigate such risks;

do not abide by the principles of AGCAS and AGR;

are only commission-sales based roles or only provide for payment ‘in kind’ e.g. meal vouchers, tickets, etc.

vacancies that directly or indirectly require application or registration fees;

have misleading information or incomplete job descriptions

advertise pyramid, network-marketing or similar sales schemes

are connected to the adult or sex industry

promote or endorse illegal activity or we consider illegal, inappropriate or fraudulent

10.No reliance on information

10.1Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

10.2To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

10.3We have no liability to any persons in relation to any material provided on our website. It is a condition of your use of our site that you agree that you will not make any claim against us or any of our employees, officers or agents in respect of any content on our site or any communication from us.

10.4We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

10.4.1use of, or inability to use, our website; or

10.4.2use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website.

10.5We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

10.6You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.


You shall defend and indemnify us against claims, liabilities, actions, proceedings, losses, damages, expenses and costs (including without limitation court costs and reasonable legal fees) arising out of or in connection with:

11.1any engagement of an applicant by you;

11.2any claim that the vacancy notice is misleading or is in breach of these terms;

11.3any breach of this agreement by you.

12.Volunteering Opportunities

For more details on volunteering and recruiting volunteers please contact The Volunteering Centre CFVolunteering@uclan.ac.uk or register at www.communityleadership.org.uk

13.Complaints Procedure

If you are unhappy with the services we provide please take the following steps in order for us to investigate and resolve any issues.

Contact careers@uclan.ac.uk or call 01772 895858 and outline your difficulty, you will then be assigned to a Careers and Graduate Employment Officer who will work with you to resolve any problems.

If after speaking to the Careers and Graduate Employment Officer allocated to your organisation you still feel further action is needed or your issues remain unresolved please contact Sue Thwaites on email: sethwaites@uclan.ac.uk or call 01772 894610.

Any formal notice must be made to our correspondence address, above.

We may make a formal notice to you at your most recent correspondence address on registration.

14.General provisions

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

Neither you or us have been induced to enter into this Agreement by a statement or promise which it does not contain, save that this clause shall not exclude any liability which one party would otherwise have to the other in respect of any statements made fraudulently by that party.

No failure or delay by either party to exercise any right, power or remedy will operate as a waiver of it nor will any partial exercise preclude any further exercise of the same, or of some other right, power or remedy.

If any clause or part of this agreement is found by any court, tribunal, administrative body or authority of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable then that provision shall, to the extent required, be severed from this agreement and shall be ineffective without, as far as is possible, modifying any other clause or part of this agreement and this shall not affect any other provisions of this agreement which shall remain in full force and effect.

The parties do not intend that any provisions of this agreement shall be enforceable by any person not a party to it, save that the terms of this agreement may be enforced by any company which is a member of the same group of companies as us.

We shall be entitled to carry out its obligations under this agreement through any agents or sub-contractors appointed by us for that purpose.

This agreement is personal to you and you may not (without our written consent) assign, mortgage, charge or dispose of any of its rights hereunder, or sub-contract or otherwise delegate any of its obligations under this agreement.

No variation to this agreement shall be effective unless in writing signed on behalf of you and us.

The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects whatsoever of this Agreement or of any term of this Agreement disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. Each Party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes or claims which may arise out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).