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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.

SHAP Diversity Calendar Jan 2018 - June 2018

Published 12 Sep 2017

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

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.

PAA Records Management Statement

Published 10 Feb 2016

This document outlines the Commissioner's expectations for the appropriate management of records by the Public Appointments Advisers (PAAs).

PAA Service Level Agreement

Published 28 May 2015

A template Service Level Agreement for Public Appointments Advisers (PAAs).

Conflict of Interest Leaflet

Published 01 May 2015

This leaflet gives guidance on what might be considered a conflict of interest when applying for a public appointment.

Complaints Leaflet - public appointments

Published 02 Oct 2014

This leaflet explaints how we handle complaints about public appointments

2013 Applicant Research

Published 08 Apr 2014

In 2013 we undertook our second applicant research study. This built on the results received in 2012 and has helped to identify areas in which the applicant experience has improved, and areas which could benefit from further consideration. 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.



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