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Technical Competences2022-03-24T15:01:58+00:00

Technical competences

For each of the functions in DE&S there is a technical competence framework. The framework describes specific professional skills or knowledge standards that are required within the function.

Some of the functions also have sub-function frameworks, which detail the key knowledge, skills, experience and standards that are required for success for that specific sub-function. Additionally, each competence has five levels of proficiency. Skill proficiency levels are not related to job grades.

As part of your interview preparation we would recommend that you review the technical competences referred to in the job advert and prepare examples of how you meet the competences.

The links below opens the technical competence framework (as pdf) for the function and sub-functions.

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All of the following documents need to be originals and we will photocopy them when you arrive for interview:

  • Form of ID (passport or driving license)
  • Three forms of proof of address (which also shows your name)
  • If you’re not a UK national, your Visa
  • Forms provided by CS Jobs when you were invited to interview (Address History form, Character Enquiry Pensions Questionnaire, Pre-employment Checks Authorisation form, Reference Request form).

When you arrive for interview, you will be asked for documentation that you have brought with you. This should include the following and needs to be the originals, from which we will take copies:

  • Form of ID (passport or driving license)
  • Three forms of proof of address (which also shows your name)
  • If you’re not a UK national, your Visa
  • Forms provided by CS Jobs when you were invited to interview (Address History form, Character Enquiry Pensions Questionnaire, Pre-employment Checks Authorisation form, Reference Request form).

You will then be escorted to the interview room, where the interview will last approximately between 45 minutes to 1 hour. You’ll be invited to discuss your CV (including your key achievements, relevant experience and applied skills and knowledge) and to allow us to establish your fit with the DE&S Behaviours.

During the interview you will be asked questions and assessed around the Core Civil Service Behaviours and Technical Competences stated in the job advert.

Yes. Post interview stage, you will receive an email notification from CS Jobs informing you whether you’ve been successful (or not) and you will also be provided with interview feedback.

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