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Published 20 Nov 2015
This brief report describes the first round on which a draft competency framework for board members was piloted. It also describes how the framework assisted with implementation of the Commissioner's guidance on application of the Code.
Published 11 Jun 2015
This is our third applicant research study. It builds on the results received in previous surveys and the views of respondents have given us a wealth of useful information on their experience of applying for public appointments. The research is fully supported by the Scottish Government who have committed to considering the data provided to make improvements to the applicant experience. We are grateful to those who provided time and effort giving invaluable feedback which formed the basis of the findings.
Published 15 May 2015
These appointment rounds built successfully on the pilot round run for Lanarkshire NHS in 2014. This report summarises how learning from the initial pilot was taken forward to inform the approaches taken to attract and recruit people to two other health boards.
Published 04 May 2015
This is a brief summary of an exercise that was used to assess applicants for a whole new board. It was considered to be very a good way of assessing the attributes that people would need to be effective. Candidates also commented positively on how robust they found the assessment process.
Published 01 May 2015
This leaflet gives guidance on what might be considered a conflict of interest when applying for a public appointment.
Published 01 Apr 2015
Guidance on how to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request or an Environmental Information request (EIR).
Published 01 Apr 2015
The Commissioner's policy and procedures for staff members, covering matters relating to Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations.
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