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Executive Officer in the Government Legal Department

Job Description

The Appointments and Honours Unit is responsible for managing the Ministerial appointment of Chairs and Non-executives to the Departments public bodies and the appointment of members to the Departments expert committees, and managing recommendations to go forward from the Department for people to receive Honours from HM The Queen.

The post will play a role in supporting our recruitment campaigns and in supporting HM The Queens Birthday and New Year Honours rounds, and other Honours activity. It will require close working with a range of senior stakeholders, and first-rate communication skills.


Key accountabilities for the role

" Support management of recruitment campaigns for Public Appointments, including: drafting adverts and candidate information packs; promoting roles through social media; arranging shortlisting and interviews; handling applications; managing the appointments database and an Inbox; carrying out due diligence on candidates; liaising with panel members, applicants and senior officials throughout the process; making offer or regret calls, and issuing regret notices; providing feedback to candidates; managing any candidate or panel expenses or fees; ensuring compliance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
" Support management of Expert Committee appointments - open competitions for members of the Department`s Expert Committees (in line with the process above).
" Support the delivery of the Departments nominations for Honours and Royal Garden Parties, including: liaising with internal and external stakeholders; drafting and proof reading a range of documentation - including nomination forms, ministerial correspondence and congratulation letters; carrying out due diligence on nominees; compiling diversity data.
" Support management of the Honours database and public facing, ensuring information is logged correctly and requests for information are followed up routinely.



Person Specification

We are looking for individuals who have:

" Excellent communications skills - both in writing and inter-personal

" Experience of dealing with a range of senior stakeholders

" An ability to work flexibly to shifting priorities and to challenging deadlines

" A personal drive to ensure they always deliver quality products, and supported by a keen eye for detail

" Experience of using a wide range of IT applications (Microsoft Word, Excel; PDF, databases)

and desirable:

" Experience of senior recruitment or related HR functions.

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