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Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland - good practice in planning and assessment for a Chair appointment round

Published 06 Nov 2017

This report summarises the planning phase for this appointment round as well as highlighting a particularly innovative approach to assessment. A mix of methods were used including simulated activities with high levels of validity leading to a successful outcome.

Scottish Housing Regulator Chair and members round - good practice in planning and publicity

Published 13 Sep 2017

This report summarises the planning phase for this appointment round and highlights a particularly innovative approach to attraction. The body used its Twitter feed to highlight the opportunities and the body and the Scottish Government ran two early evening open events so that people could find out more about the roles available and how to apply.

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.

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.

sportscotland chair appointment round - good practice in planning and assessment

Published 06 Jun 2016

This report summarises an exercise in planning and assessment. It discusses how the competency framework trialled on the Creative Scotland pilot appointment round was adapted specifically for a chair appointment round. It also refers to the high quality of early engagement with the minister to ensure that the panel knew precisely what would be required of a successful chair for the board.

Good Practice in Planning and Assessment - The Scottlsh Funding Council

Published 31 Mar 2016

This report summarises an exercise in planning and assessment based on an effective analysis of board needs. In this case, the needs of the board were clearly identified by reference to the body's new strategic plan.

Visitscotland - good practice in attraction and assessment

Published 14 Jan 2016

This appointment round carried forward lessons learned from the Creative Scotland pilot appointment round in terms of assessment using the competency framework. It also employed an attraction strategy used for appointments to other enterprise bodies by working in partnership with Changing the Chemistry to attract women to apply for the roles as this group was underrepresented on the board.

Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland - Good practice in planning, attraction and assessment

Published 06 Jan 2016

This round sought to find four new board members for the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland. Good practice in planning for the round involved use of a draft competency framework for board members.

NHS Health Scotland - Good Practice in Planning, Attraction and Assessment

Published 05 Jan 2016

This round sought to find four new board members for NHS Health Scotland. Good practice in planning for the round was developed into an excellent strategy for attraction and an alternative approach to assessment that followed similar approaches successfully used for territorial health board appointment rounds.

Creative Scotland pilot round - good practice in attraction and assessment

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.

Good practice in attraction and assessment - Fife and Dumfries & Galloway NHS boards

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.

Good practice in assessment - Scottish Police Authority

Published 08 May 2015

This is a brief summary of an exercise that was used to assess applicants for the Scottish Police Authority. The selection panel used an alternative approach for initial applications and an additional assessment exercise was used at the interview stage to simulate an activity that board members would be engaged in if appointed.

Good practice in assessment - Historic Environment Scotland

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.

Good practice in assessment - Dumfries and Galloway NHS

Published 05 Nov 2014

This is a brief summary of an exercise that was used to simulate a situation that a board chair might realistically have to deal with once appointed. It was considered to be very a good way of assessing skills that the chair of this board was going to need to be successful.

Good practice in attraction and assessment - Lanarkshire NHS

Published 12 Jun 2014

This was a pilot appointment round commissioned by Alex Neil MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. The Cabinet Secretary had indicated that he was very keen for the round to use a more pro-active approach to publicising the opportunities to serve as board members and for a more accessible, engaging and attractive appointment process to be tried. In particular, the Cabinet Secretary wanted the exercise to be used as an opportunity for the board to engage effectively with the communities that it serves and for the round to generate a more diverse field of applicants than can sometimes be the case when standard approaches are tried. Read the full report to find out more about the innovative approaches that were used.

Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland - effective attraction and assessment 2013

Published 03 Dec 2013

This example was from a recent appointment round that worked well. The advertising used was targeted to attract applications from applicants with a disability and the selection process itself was comparatively more accessible with simple and clearly expressed criteria for selection.

Effective planning and assessment - Orkney NHS 2010

Published 15 Nov 2013

An example of an approach to an appointment round that worked well. In this case there were very few essential criteria and one was very focused on the needs of the board and the particular position that had to be filled.

Effective attraction and assessment - Grampian NHS 2010

Published 15 Nov 2013

This example was from a pilot appointment round that worked well. The advertising used multiple channels and the pack and application and assessment methods were comparatively much more accessible. The combination of these approaches led to a much more diverse pool of applicants, many of whom hadn't considered applying previously.

Effective attraction and assessment - Tayside NHS 2011

Published 15 Nov 2013

This is an example of a slightly different approach to attraction and assessment for a health board round. The chair of the board used social media to encourage applications, particularly from younger people, and the use of a board paper proved to be a good test of relevant skills.



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