KU Talent Terms and Conditions

Employers and Jobs Central

Jobs Central is a virtual vacancy notice board operated by KU Talent, Kingston University’s Careers & Employability Service. The aim of Jobs Central is to help you recruit students from Kingston University, and to enable students from Kingston University who are looking for work to make contact with employers offering paid graduate, part-time, casual, temporary and vacation job vacancies. Jobs Central will not enter into contracts with students or employers. Instead, all contracts are to be agreed directly between employer and student.

The KU Talent service can, where requested, undertake screening and filtering of applications on behalf of employers for specific roles and suggest suitable candidates for vacancies.

1. Agreement to terms and conditions: The placement of an advert with Jobs Central shall be deemed acceptance of and agreement to these terms and conditions.

2. Rates of pay: KU Talent will assist employers in locating suitable student employees, by advertising paid vacancies on the web site. Jobs Central does not accept positions that do not guarantee a basic hourly rate at National Minimum Wage or above. Nor will Jobs Central accept positions that require a student to make a payment that is not guaranteed to be reimbursed, or to enter in to a credit agreement.

3(a) Unpaid Internships: Unpaid or expenses-only internships will not be advertised on Jobs Central. Cost neutral internships and placements for periods of work up to a maximum of one calendar month will be considered on an individual basis and may be advertised via the University’s social media and internal channels. Please contact jobscentral@kingston.ac.uk to request this.

3(b) Unpaid Internships: Charities Unpaid or expenses-only internships will not be advertised on Jobs Central. Cost neutral internships and placements with registered charities for periods of work up to a maximum of three months will be considered on an individual basis and may be advertised via the University’s social media and internal channels. Please contact jobscentral@kingston.ac.uk to request this.

4. Work Experience and Shadowing: The University will actively seek work experience / work shadowing opportunities for students up to a maximum of 2 weeks, which can be unpaid. These help students develop their employability skills and give confidence to them in their job search.

5. Withdrawal of vacancies: Jobs Central reserves the right not to accept, or to withdraw, notified vacancies.

6. Clear nature of work offered: The employer must make clear:

  • the nature of the work offered
  • specify any necessary skills required
  • specify the proposed salary/ wages and other terms. Employers must clearly state the rate of pay offered (which must meet the guaranteed National Minimum Wage), the method and timing of payment to employees recruited through Jobs Central, on acceptance of employment.
  • state the number and distribution of hours to be worked and
  • the date that the employment will end (if applicable)

7. Private citizen / private address: Jobs Central will not accept work from an employer who is a private citizen, or an individual offering work at a private address. Jobs Central does accept some care work at private addresses offered by reputable agencies with clear health & safety and vetting procedures (e.g. City council-linked care agencies).

8. Outcome of applications: It is the responsibility of the employer to let all candidates know the result of an application as soon as possible and to inform KU Talent when posts have been filled.

9. Up to date vacancies: Employers are responsible for keeping their vacancy up to date and any amendments to their advert should be notified to jobscentral@kingston.ac.uk. Vacancies will be kept on the system until the closing date specified by the employer. If the employer requires the vacancy to be kept on for a longer period, they must notify KU Talent staff and ask for an extension. The maximum period a vacancy will be kept live for is 6 months from date of posting.

10. Number of hours worked: When advertising part-time or temporary work, the employer should be aware of students' study obligations and would advise you not ask them to work in excess of 15 hours per week, except during vacations and other periods when a student does not have the usual pressures of study.

Jobs Central will not accept adverts for part time positions above 15 hours per week during term-time, but will advertise up to full time in vacation periods and for graduate roles. Employers should be aware of students’ study obligations when asking a student to work more hours than have already been agreed, except in vacations or in other periods, when a student does not have the usual pressure of study.

11. Legal requirements and duty of care: It is the duty of the employer to meet all the statutory legal requirements when employing students from the University, and the employer is reminded of its duty of care. In particular the employer is reminded of the following requirements:

  • Payment of National Insurance contributions, tax or where appropriate, submission of Declaration of Income forms (P38(S)) to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations.
  • Provision of adequate insurance.
  • Good practice and compliance with legislation against discrimination in employment on the basis of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender equality.
  • Compliance with minimum wage legislation. Details of current minimum wage rates are available the gov.uk website.
  • Compliance with working time regulations.

Jobs Central encourages employers to support students, who may be working for them during unsocial hours, and to consider the safety and transport home for such employees. Jobs Central actively encourages employers to take part in the Job Centre Plus disability 'Two Ticks' symbol programme.

12. References: It is the responsibility of the employer to satisfy themselves as to the suitability of any employee and to take up any references required before engaging the candidate. Kingston University provides no warranties and accepts no responsibility or liability in this regard.

13. International Students: Employers are responsible for checking international students’ right to work in the UK. More information and guidance is available on the gov.uk website.

14. Employer visits: Employers will permit visits by representatives of Jobs Central to the place of work, as may be necessary.

15. Loss or damage: Jobs Central shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the employer or employee, arising from, or in any way connected with, the introduction by KU Talent to the employer of any employee or the engagement of any employee.

16. Provision of services: Jobs Central cannot guarantee uninterrupted provision of its services and will not be liable for any claim, tort or damages that arise as a result of its services being unavailable.

Disclaimer

These guidelines are designed to increase mutual confidence and are therefore strongly recommended, though cannot be rigidly enforced. Whilst KU Talent, the Kingston University Careers & Employability Service is not obliged to take action against any party breaching any of the issues outlined above, access to its services may be withdrawn from any person or organisation breaching this Code of Practice.

These proposals are without prejudice to legal obligations that may operate in respect of these matters under Acts of Parliament or governmental regulations, relating to race relations, employment protection, sex discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, religious belief discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination etc. It is strongly recommended that good equal opportunities practice be extended into areas not covered by the law. Nothing in this code of practice is intended to or shall operate to create a partnership, joint venture of any kind, relationship of agency, or relationship of employer and employee between the University and any Employer.

Website Cookies

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The session cookies are called

.CHAUTH

  • Authentication cookie contains encrypted authentication information.
  • Expires when the browser is closed

CH.Session

  • Contains a randomly generated session ID number
  • Expires when the browser is closed

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  • This contains the URL of the last page that you visited inside our application
  • Expires when the browser is closed

For more information about Cookies please see 

  1. https://ico.org.uk/global/cookies
  2. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/cookies