Call for volunteers - Exciting Online Test Practice Opportunity - Test Trial for Higher Executive Officer/Senior Executive Officer

Government Recruitment Service

Closing date: 1 Sep 2019

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Higher Executive Officer
Senior Executive Officer

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Flexible working, Full-time, Homeworking, Job share, Part-time


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This is an online volunteering opportunity and can be done from anywhere.

About the job

Job description

Please note: This isn't a job advert, this is a call for volunteers to take part in a short one-off online trial.

Would you like to contribute to the development of the Civil Service recruitment tests of the future?

Do you need to sit online tests as part of an application for a job and would like the opportunity to have some practice and also have a first glance at the new test content?

If so, we need your help! You are invited to volunteer to take part in our online test development trial. We are currently designing three new tests:

- Civil Service Verbal Reasoning
- Civil Service Numerical Reasoning
- Civil Service Situational Judgement

These tests will be used to recruit future civil servants and your participation in the trial will help to shape the future Civil Service.

This is a test trial and is not an activity in preparing you to make an application for a job. Your participation is purely to assist us in developing the test content.

You will need to allow approximately 1 hour to complete the trial. Note that the final test will not be this long and will also be in a different format.

If you are also making a job application, nothing you provide here will affect your job application, and nothing will be shared with any organisation you are applying to. As your participation is to help develop the test content , no feedback or test results will be able to be provided to you.

If you would like to get involved and would apply for jobs at this level, please click APPLY NOW. You will then be asked to complete basic personal details. After this you will be asked to provide your consent to take part in the trial Then, you will receive an invitation to take part in the trial of the new test content.

NOTE: This volunteer opportunity is also available at the following grade levels, please see the other vacancies if you would apply at a different grade level.

1631802 - Call for volunteers - Exciting Online Test Practice Opportunity - Test Trial for Administrative Assistant/Administrative Officer

1632017 - Call for volunteers - Exciting Online Test Practice Opportunity - Test Trial for Executive Officer

1632032 - Call for volunteers - Exciting Online Test Practice Opportunity - Test Trial for G6/G7



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Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

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Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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If you have questions about this activity please contact

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Further information

This is not a job advert.

It is a one-off short online volunteering opportunity.

Information about basic security checks above is only applicable when applying for jobs.

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