Vacancies: The Civil Service Commission

December 19, 2016

Vacancy Description

Civil Service Commissioners:

  • chair recruitment competitions for the most senior-level appointments in the Civil Service;
  • adjudicate on complaints investigations (about recruitment and about ethical standards);
  • set standards for recruitment into the Civil Service.

The Commissioners form the Board of the Civil Service Commission and bring a range of experience of the private, public and voluntary sectors. They bring an independent perspective to ensure a high performing Civil Service is well placed to meet the current and future challenges.

Further information about the Commission’s work can be found at

Person Specification

We are looking to build a diverse Board, with members whose experience is drawn from a range of backgrounds. The successful candidates will have:

  • experience of selecting individuals at senior level in the private, public or voluntary sectors;
  • excellent judgement and the ability to assimilate a range of evidence and perspectives;
  • good communication skills;
  • the ability to demonstrate authority and command trust and confidence at all levels;
  • the ability to work well within a diverse team of influential people;
  • an understanding of the importance of effective leadership to the success of an organisation.

For more information about the role and how to apply, visit the Centre for Public Appointments website

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