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2016 Applicant Research

Published 12 Oct 2017

Following the last annual applicant research in 2015, we discussed and agreed with the Scottish Government a different method of obtaining applicant views. Since May 2016 we have been gathering the views of applicants on a round by round basis, rather than annually. This report provides an annual summary of the views expressed in the individual round reports and also reports on the learning that has taken place by understanding applicant views under this round by round approach. We are grateful to those who provided time and effort giving invaluable feedback which formed the basis of the findings.


SHAP Diversity Calendar July 2018 - Dec 2018

Published 12 Sep 2017

This is the SHAP Diversity Calendar for the second half of 2018. It should be read in conjunction with the SHAP Diversity Calendar Handbook.

SHAP Diversity Calendar Handbook for 2018

Published 12 Sep 2017

This is the SHAP Diversity Calendar Handbook for 2018. It gives guidance on using the diversity calendars for the same period.

sportscotland members round - good practice in planning and attraction

Published 03 Aug 2017

This report summarises an exercise in planning and attraction. A particularly innovative feature of the round appeared to lead to the attraction of a higher than average number of younger applicants. This was the use of video clips of existing board members talking about their role and the role and culture of the board.

Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland - Good Practice in Planning and Attraction

Published 25 Jan 2017

This report summarises an exercise in planning and attraction. It is the third time that an appointment round for this body has been used as a good practice case study. Approaches used in this case were very innovative and particularly accessible.

PAA Charging and Travelling Time Policy

Published 01 Nov 2016

This document for Public Appointments Advisers details how charges for fees and travelling time are made.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - good practice in Planning, Attraction and Assessment

Published 15 Jul 2016

This appointment round built on the lessons learned and the innovative approaches taken on previous health board rounds. In particular, it demonstrates the value of community engagement as part of the public appointments process.

SHAP Diversity Calendar Jan - Jun 2017

Published 04 Jul 2016

This is the SHAP Diversity Calendar for the first half of 2017. It should be read in conjunction with the SHAP Diversity Calendar Handbook.



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