1. Online Testing
Online testing may be used as a shortlisting tool. Invitation to test does not imply that an applicant possesses the essential criteria. The tests will be held online and instructions and further information will be issued to applicants after the closing date for applications. Only those applicants who meet the minimum standard and who score highest in the tests, will be considered for the next stage of the selection process: the eligibility sift.
2. Eligibility Sift
The essential criteria reflect the experience and knowledge that an applicant must possess in order to be able to undertake the role. An eligibility sift will be carried out on the basis of the information contained in the essential criteria section of the application form. You must therefore demonstrate clearly in your form how and to what extent you meet with the essential criteria for the post.
The selection panel reserve the right to use shortlisting as part of the selection process for this post. Should shortlisting be used, the shortlisting criterion listed in the Job Specification will be applied. The selection panel reserve the right to set a minimum standard for the shortlisting criterion which applicants must achieve in order to be invited to the interview stage of the selection process. If shortlisting is not necessary, all applicants who have demonstrated the essential criteria will proceed to the next stage of the selection process.
4. Job-related Skills Test
Those applicants who come through the first stages will then be invited to a thorough job-related skills assessment, which will include tests covering the use and knowledge of English. Those applicants who meet the minimum standard and who score highest in this stage will be invited to interview.
5. Interview Stage
A selection panel will interview applicants who have met the minimum standard and scored highest at the job-related skills test — the fourth stage. The interview will address the information contained in the job specification and will assess elements of the Recruitment and Selection Framework.
The Interview Stage will also include an editorial exercise, which will be undertaken on the day of the interview, and the applicant will be expected to present their work to, and discuss it with, the selection panel as part of the interview.