The ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic mean we have suspended all face-to-face selection activity. We are continuing with selection activity that can be completed remotely, in order to meet the needs of the courts and tribunals. This includes launching selection exercises, receiving applications, shortlisting and video interviews.
Alternative, remote, arrangements to replace face-to-face selection days are being used and candidates will be contacted directly by us to explain the process for their particular exercise. In the interests of candidate, panel member and staff wellbeing we expect that selection days will be held remotely until at least June 2021. This is to give both candidates and our teams certainty about the process and to ensure we are able to effectively plan and deliver the exercise to the agreed timescales. We have been running interviews remotely since mid-March 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 situation, and can reassure candidates that this has been successfully implemented to date.
Our Business Strategy 2020-23, containing our 2020-21 Business Plan, outlines how we will continue to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
We recognise that the current circumstances mean that some candidates may encounter difficulties in completing parts of the remote selection process and, so far as it is possible, we will help candidates with alternative arrangements.
If you are unable to complete any part of our remote process as a result of COVID-19-related issues, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss potential alternative arrangements.
This information will be updated on a regular basis.