This course will help you understand and fulfil your role as an interviewer working on a Public Sector Interview Board (or Interview Panel). Whether you chair the Interview Board or be a member of the interview board, this course will provide you with the essential skills to fulfil you role thoroughly and in adherence with the relevant guidelines and legislation. It will help you develop your abilities to question and evaluate candidates in a fair and consistent way. It will help you It will help you find the best candidate(s) and feel confident about your role in shortlisting, interviewing and providing feedback for candidates.
Alternatively, if you are looking for training or coaching as a public sector candidate or applicant, you will find information about our Interview Skills for Interviewees here.
The course ensures that participants have a clear understanding of their responsibilities as interviewers or interview board members in the Public Sector. The course content is based on the Code of Practice for Appointments to Positions in the Civil Service & Public Service and the training content and advice adheres to the code. Participants will also understand the implications of the current legislation that governs good recruitment and interview practice (the Employment Equality Acts, Freedom of Information Acts and Data Protection Acts) and includes practical advice to ensure that interviewers are in adherence with this legislation.
Notably, our interview skills expert, Tina Kinirons, is a business psychologist with a wealth of experience on both sides of public sector interview tables. She has trained hundreds of public sector interviewers and has extensive experience working as an external interview board member. She has also coached candidates to success in the civil service, local authorities and public sector agencies. You can find out more about Tina here.