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The Selection Process

You will receive an acknowledgment of your application through the online process.

The interview panel will then assess your application, selecting those with the best fit against the essential criteria. Failure to address any or all of these points may affect your application. The timeline outlined in the apply section indicates the date by which decisions are expected to be made and the assessments required for each role.

Independent Leadership Assessment & Staff Engagement Exercises

If you are shortlisted, you will be required to take part in an independent leadership assessment. You may also be asked to take part in a staff engagement exercise if the role requires this. Full details of each assessment are confirmed in the apply section of the application.
These assessments are designed to support the panel's decision making and highlight areas for the panel to explore further at interview.

GDS chats

Shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to speak with a member of the leadership team prior to the panel interview to learn more about the role and the organisation. Please note this is not part of the formal assessment.

Panel interview & short presentation

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face to face panel interview at our offices in the White Chapel Building to have a more in-depth discussion of your previous experience and professional competence. Candidates invited to the panel interview will be asked to give a short presentation. Full details of the assessment process will be made available to all shortlisted candidates at a later date.

Interview panel

Please refer to Job Description for more details.


Please note, this process may change depending on the evolving situation with COVID-19. Interviews and assessments may be conducted via Video Conferencing. We will endeavour to keep all candidates updated throughout the process.