In order to apply you will need to provide:
• A CV (maximum two sides of A4) detailing your qualifications, employment history and any appointments or offices you hold. Please also provide your preferred contact number and email address.
• A personal statement (maximum two sides of A4) providing evidence against the role criteria and your suitability for the post, including evidence of leadership qualities and a vision for the organisation. Please consider the role and criteria carefully in preparing your statements. Information from AAPs indicates that applications which offer specific and tailored examples against the criteria, making clear the candidate’s role in achieving an outcome, are often the strongest. Structuring the statement around the criteria using relevant headings also aids clarity.
Supporting Documents form (below)
Please also complete and return the Applicant Supporting Documents form which seeks the following information:
- Conflicts of interest and Previous Conduct: If you have any interests that might be relevant to the work of the Victims’ Commissioner, and which could lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest if you were to be appointed, please provide details in your supporting documents.
- Given the nature of public appointments, it is important that those appointed as members of public bodies maintain the confidence of Parliament and the public. If there are any issues in your personal or professional history that could, if you were appointed, be misconstrued, cause embarrassment, or cause public confidence in the appointment to be jeopardised, it is important that you bring them to the attention of the Assessment Panel and provide details of the issue/s in your supporting letter. In considering whether you wish to declare any issues, you should also reflect on any public statements you have made, including through social media. The Advisory Assessment Panel may explore any issues with you before they make a recommendation on the appointment. Failure to disclose such information could result in an appointment either not being made or being terminated.
- Conflicts might arise from a variety of sources such as financial interests or share ownership, membership of, or association with, particular bodies or the activities of relatives or partners. If you need further advice, please contact Nalini Deen at PublicAppointmentsTeam@justice.gov.uk
- Significant Political Activity - In line with the Governance Code for Public Appointments, details of any declared activity will be made public if you are appointed;
- Number of other public appointments - please list any appointments currently held;
- Referee details – please give names/contact details of two referees (who will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview).
PLEASE COMPLETE APPLICANT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS HERE
DIVERSITY MONITORING FORM Microsoft form
A copy of the CANDIDATE INFORMATION PACK can be found HERE: