Business Appointments Advisory Committee

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 5th February 2018.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the three appointments to the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments announced on 18 January 2018, how those positions were advertised and how many applications were received.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the three appointments to the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments announced on 18 January 2018, what the selection criteria for those appointments were.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

These roles were advertised on the website of the Centre for Public Appointments, and the Cabinet Office received 32 applications. Selection was made on the following advertised criteria:

Essential:

  • Ability to work at a senior level and command the confidence and trust of key stakeholders, including those subject to the Rules.
  • Ability to analyse complex information from a range of sources, identify key issues and make objective and balanced decisions on complex issues.
  • An understanding of the issues around the perception of outside appointments for former crown servants
  • Evidence of effective working as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

Desirable:

  • Experience of dealing with conflicts of interest.

​These appointments were made on merit following fair and open competition, in line with the requirements of the Governance Code for Public Appointments.

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