Presentations for Recruitment [UK Civil Service]

UK Civil Service recruitment often asks for the candidate to make a presentation as part of their interview. Usually it’s the first part of the interview.¬†Whether or not you are told the topic in advance very much depends on what Continue reading Presentations for Recruitment [UK Civil Service]

Understanding Strengths Interviews

civil service strengths scoring matrix

The UK Civil Service introduced strengths based questions for recruitment when they introduced Success Profiles in late 2018. Before this strengths based questions had been used in the final selection boards for the Fast Stream. They’re really good for when Continue reading Understanding Strengths Interviews

Interview Prompt

Whiteboard with interview prompt notes for an SCS1 interview

This is the interview prompt I made for my (successful) SCS1 interview based on the conversation I had with my then Deputy Directors, one of whom had been involved in SCS1 recruitment and became a SCS2 shortly after I made Continue reading Interview Prompt

Digital Transformation in Government

The purpose of government is to serve its citizens, it should do that as efficiently and effectively as possible. The extent to which any specific government serves its people should depend very much on the needs and wishes of those Continue reading Digital Transformation in Government

Verify on Gov.UK – a user experience

I had occassion to become a beta user for the Government Digital Service sponsored Verify service (previously known as IDA – Identity Assurance). I’d come across this before at work, I spent the first six months of 2014 as the Continue reading Verify on Gov.UK – a user experience