Durham University

Inspiring the extraordinary

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.


Working at Durham University means being part of something extraordinary. You’re helping to create the stimulating environment that supports our students in becoming the best they can be and inspires the great minds and leaders of tomorrow. But that support is not just for our students – everyone who works here has the opportunity to develop and grow to their full potential.

Being part of Durham is about more than just the success of the University. As we continue to grow we attract the most gifted students and staff to our historic and evocative part of the world. And we contribute to the success of the proud city, county and community that is Durham itself.

We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Durham. We offer the inspiration, they achieve the outstanding. We invite you to join them.

GEM Partnership are delighted to be working in partnership with Durham University.

“GEM Partnership are an appointed first ranked recruitment partner for Durham University for temporary administration, clerical, HR and finance requirements on a 4 year framework agreement. Additionally, GEM are an appointed partner on Durham’s IT skills framework on a 3 year agreement. GEM are very much an extension of the University recruitment team, providing market trends and advice and ensuring there is a pipeline and access to the best talent when we need it. This includes proactive and reactive recruitment for project work, absence cover and seasonal work. The recruitment process for temporary work is predominantly led by GEM with input from University Hiring Managers, this may include telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews and/or Skype interviews. GEM offer on-site surgeries at the University to ensure that you are supported in your assignment, are paid on time, and answer any questions that you may have during your time here.”

Sarah Ashwin, Category Manager, Durham University Procurement Service

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