The closing date for receipt of applications is 23:55 on Monday 19th April 2021. Please allow enough time to complete everything - Online Tests and your full application must be complete by this time for your application to be considered.
We will recruit in three stages:
Application and online tests
After submission of your application you will be invited to complete the first of three online tests;. Civil Service Judgement test, Numerical Reasoning, and Verbal reasoning Tests.
Please complete the online tests as soon as possible (within 24-48 hours is recommended), the closing date for the tests is 23:55 on 19 April 2021. If you fail to complete the three online tests before the deadline your application will be withdrawn. Guidance for the tests will be available when you are invited to take the test. The tests are administered online and accessed via the CS Jobs website.
At the sift stage, we will assess your technical skills, knowledge and CV for experience. You will be required to provide responses to the following technical questions (250 words each):
• How you have used your scientific knowledge and skills to evaluate a range of data; and
• How you have demonstrated clear oral and written communication of scientific information and presented clear conclusions and decisions.
In addition to your technical question responses, you will also submit a CV and suitability statement (750 words) in which you should provide additional evidence to explain your suitability for the role (i.e. omit evidence against key responsibilities bullets 1 and 2).
Assessment / Interview stage
If you are successful following the sift you will be invited to complete a written exercise which will assess behaviours Making Effective Decisions and Communicating and Influencing. Details of this exercise will be communicated to candidates upon reaching this stage in the process.
Following completion of the written exercise you will be invited to interview where you will be assessed against, Strengths, five behaviours (Communicating and Influencing, Working Together, Delivering at Pace and Developing Self and Others) and the technical skills and knowledge for this role.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please note that the recruitment process will be conducted online.
A reserve list may be held for a period up to 12 months from which further appointment may be made.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of the terms and conditions they will adopt should they be successful in their application. For a summary of HSE terms and conditions as part of Civil Service Reform, please see the attached document.
Any move across the Civil Service on or after 4 October 2018 may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
If you have a disability and you need an application form in an alternative format or you would like to know more about our recruitment process, please contact: email@example.com
Please access the following link for guidance on how to apply and how to complete a Statement of Suitability https://www.civil-service-careers.gov.uk/how-to-apply/
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.