Webinar: Commissioners’ Mark of Excellence Event on Attracting Outstanding External Candidates into the Public Sector

Are you a hiring manager looking to broaden the pool of applicants for Civil Service roles? 

Come to our event on 18 March at 2pm to hear from the teams who won the Commissioners’ Mark of Excellence for innovation and commitment in recruiting external candidates.

The core function of the Civil Service Commission is to provide assurance that appointments are made on merit, in a fair and open manner. Our 2023 Mark of Excellence focused on rewarding innovative recruitment initiatives that aimed to open up more Civil Service roles to external applicants, and bring in, induct and retain outstanding external candidates for public sector positions.

Our aim is to encourage departments to attract a wide and diverse field of applicants who have skills and experience to do their roles effectively, many of whom might not have previously considered a role in the Civil Service. 

At this event you will hear about how the Ministry of Justice, winners of the 2023 Mark of Excellence, sought to attract more veterans and prison leavers into Civil Service roles, as well as other initiatives to attract external candidates. 

The event will be hosted by the First Civil Service Commissioner, Baroness Stuwart who will be joined by the Government Chief People Office, Fiona Ryland. 

You will also hear short presentations from other Highly Commended entries, Government Legal Department, Office for National Statistics, Scottish Government and the Home Office. 

There will be an opportunity to ask questions via Slido. 

A recording of the event will be available on our website after the event for those unable to make it.

You can sign up here

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