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How does the Commission check that recruitment done within departments is fair, open and based on merit?

As well as its Commissioners personally chairing panels for recruitment processes at the senior levels, the Commission must check that external recruitment carried out within departments and agencies is compliant with our Recruitment Principles. We do this through an in-house audit of the recruitment practices of over 70 departments and agencies, which identifies any breaches […]

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Three sixth formers complete work experience at the Civil Service Commission

In July, the Commission welcomed three sixth formers from Oaks Park High School in Ilford for work experience. Aarti Soba, Strategy Officer at the Commission arranged a programme of events and meetings to introduce Anjalina Seehra, Gurnek Virk and Zayaan Khan, all aged 17, to the work of the Commission and the other independent offices […]

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Civil Service Commission - Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19

"Life Chances Schemes are good for diversity of the Civil Service and for communities" Ian Watmore, First Civil Service Commissioner The independent Civil Service Commission, which regulates Civil Service appointments to provide assurance that they are made on merit after fair and open competition, published its annual report for 2018-19 today and highlighted its work […]

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CSC Launches New Video Content!

The Commission has produced three short, informative films below. These will help you to better understand what the Commission is, what the Recruitment Principles are and how the Civil Service Code works. Scroll down to view! Civil Service Commission: An Introduction Civil Service Commission: The Recruitment Principles Civil Service Commission: The Code

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Civil Service Commission support for life chances programmes - a priority for 2019

Working with the Civil Service to support initiatives to boost the employability of individuals with limited ‘life chances’ is one of the Commission’s strategic priorities for 2019. The Commission’s support for a joint Cabinet Office and Ministry of Justice project in the North West of England, helping ex-offenders back into work, already led to an […]

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Civil Service Commission Open Events 2019

The Commission held two Open Events on 4 March to demystify the recruitment process for senior roles and help potential applicants understand how Commissioners carry out their role ensuring open, fair and merit-based recruitment. Commissioners Jane Burgess (seen speaking in the photo above), Natalie Campbell, Rosie Glazebrook and June Milligan took participants through the various […]

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