Public appointments are made on merit following a fair and
open competition process which is conducted in accordance with the Governance
Code for Public Appointments. We will
deal with your application as quickly as possible and will keep you informed at
key stages. We aim to conclude the appointment process within three months of
the deadline for applications.
The assessment process
Approving Authority are responsible and accountable to Parliament for the
public appointments made within their department. As a result, they must be
consulted at every stage of the appointments process.
Advisory Assessment Panel (“Panel”) is appointed by Approving Authority to
assist them in their decision making. The role of the Panel is to decide,
objectively, which candidates meet the eligibility criteria for the role.
3. At the
shortlisting meeting the Panel will assess applications against the eligibility
criteria and decide which candidates should be recommended for interview. The
Approving Authority will then be consulted on the Panel’s recommended
4. Once the
shortlist has been agreed by Approving Authority, you will be advised (by
e-mail) whether you have been shortlisted. Those shortlisted will be invited to
5. The Panel
will meet again to interview candidates and determine who is appointable to the
role. The names of all appointable candidates are provided to the Approving
Authority. It is then for the Approving Authority to determine merit and decide
who should be appointed. In some circumstances, the Approving Authority may
choose not to appoint any candidates and re-run the competition.
Panel’s recommendations will be provided to the Approving Authority in a report
which details the assessment method used and the outcome of each interview.
They will then be asked to agree on the candidate(s) who should be appointed.
7. Once the
decision on the appointment has been made, interviewed candidates will be
advised of the outcome of their application. Successful candidates will be
issued with their Terms & Conditions and a letter of appointment should
they agree to take up the position