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Guidelines for the recruitment of senior States employees, appointees and independent bodies

Recruitment guidelines 

The guidelines outline the standards against which all appointments should be made. 

These standards are:

  • ​appointment on merit must be the overriding principle governing the appointments process. Applicants must be considered equally on merit at each stage of the selection process
  • the principles of equal opportunity and diversity much be inherent within the process
  • each role will be advertised in such a way to encourage applicants from all sectors and groups, especially those who are under-represented at senior levels within public service
  • every prospective applicant must be given equal and reasonable access to adequate information about the job and its requirements and about the selection process 
  • selection techniques must be reliable and guard against bias and be in line with discrimination legislation 
  • selection must be based on robust object criteria applied consistently to all candidates 
  • the application of the appointment process must be transparent. All stages of the process should be documented and the information be readily available for audit 
  • personal information about applicants and panel members must remain confidential, unless the individual concerned gives permission for its release
  • data protection leglisl​ation must be considered in relation to all recorded information 

Jersey Appointments Commission recruitment guidelines

Jersey Appointments Commission selection guidelines

Further help​

If you need any further help, contact the secretary to the Appointments Commission, Jane Pollard.

Email Jane Pollard​

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