Vacancies

Frequently asked questions

Q: I keep getting an Internal Error when trying to apply for a vacancy.

A: We recommend that you register first before trying to apply for a vacancy. To do this, go to our Staff 
Vacancies web page and click on the ‘Register’ button. 
Enter all the required information and click on the ‘Register’ Button at the bottom. You will then be taken to 
your ‘Personal Pages’. From here, you can either click on the ‘Job Search’ link under the ‘Employment 
Opportunities’ section and do a general search by clicking on the ‘Start Search’ button in which case a list 
of all current vacancies will be displayed. Or, if you know the vacancy reference, you can click on the 
‘Apply Directly’ link, enter the reference of the vacancy you wish to apply for and click on ‘Start Search’ to 
display just that vacancy. Once you have found the vacancy, click in the small square box to the left of the 
vacancy to highlight it and then click on the ‘Apply/Display Application’ button.


Q: I have tried and failed to logon on a number of occasions and am now getting the following message: 
''Password logon no longer possible -too many failed attempts''

A: You will need to contact our SAP Trainer at saptrainer@londonmet.ac.ukwho will be able to unlock 
your records and reset your password for you.


Q: The Advertisement and/or Job Description and Person Specification is not displaying

A: Do you have Adobe Reader downloaded on your PC? If not, you can download it for free 
here http://get.adobe.com/reader/


Q: The drop down choices on the Application Wizard are not working

A: Most likely this is because you are using a MAC rather than a PC. MAC users must use Firefox as their 
internet browser as Safari is not supported. You can download Firefox for free from the following 
site: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html


Q: The Application Wizard Data Overview is not displaying

A1: Do you have Adobe Reader downloaded on your PC? If not, you can download it for free 
here http://get.adobe.com/reader/

A2: If you already have Adobe Reader version 8 or higher on your PC it is probably because you have 
entered a large amount of text in the Additional Details tab. Currently if a lot of information is entered in
the Additional Details tab, PDF documents are timing out. We suggest you change the Display Format for 
Data Overviews in your Personal Settings to HTML to overcome this issue.


Q: The Equal Opportunities Questionnaire will not save and I am unable to move on to the next tab.

A Make sure you have answered all the mandatory questions. This includes the final question at the 
bottom of the page asking if you are agreeable to the University providing information relating to your 
disability, in confidence, to the panel in order that they may consider your application against the elements 
of the person specification which are unaffected by your disability.


Q: I was working on an on-line job application for a post at London Metropolitan University. I somehow 
lost the page and can't work out if it is retrievable.

A: Go to our Staff Vacancies web page, and click on 
the ‘Logon’ button. Enter your username and password and click on ‘Logon’. You will be taken to your 
‘Personal Pages’. Click on the ‘Applications’ link under the ‘Employment Opportunities’ section. A list of 
any vacancies that you have applied for will be displayed. Select your application by clicking in the small 
square box to the left hand side to select it and then click on the ‘Continue/Display Application’ button. You 
will then be taken to the ‘Application Wizard’ where you can continue with your application.