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 http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk

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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