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Health and Community Services recruitment process (FOI)

Health and Community Services recruitment process (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 29 December 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


What is the role of the Health Minister in the recruitment of additional administrative and management staff in HCS, i.e. how are permissions for additional administrative and management staff in HCS authorised and by whom? 

What is the system of measuring each posts, performance, effectiveness and ongoing need annually? Is there a system of reviewing the effectiveness and need for each new position? If so, what is it and who manages it? 


The Minister is not involved in the recruitment of any Health and Community Services (HCS) staff, except those that require States Employment Board approval because of their seniority. Recruitment to roles within HCS follows the approval process agreed across the whole of Government. The manager completes a recruitment approval form that is approved by the finance team to confirm that the role is within budgeted establishment. Once financial approval is received, the request is sent to the Director General or Delegated Executive Director for final sign off.  

Performance is managed by the individual's line manager. Budget setting occurs on an annual basis which reviews all posts in the structure. In addition, the current workforce planning process will also review all posts in the structure.

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