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Following receipt of all applications, job applicants are shortlisted for assessment based on the extent to which they meet the criteria from the job description.

Where a candidate does not meet the essential criteria, that application cannot be progressed any further. If there are a large number of applicants who appear to meet the essential criteria, then the desirable criteria should be used to identify those who are most suitable.

Decisions taken in the shortlisting process must be fair, objective, non-discriminatory and properly recorded.

All members of the selection committee will be invited to participate in the short-listing process to:

  • Ensure that fair and transparent decisions are reached
  • Establish several quality candidates.

If some members of the Selection Committee are not available to participate in the shortlisting process, the Chair of the Selection Committee may proceed with the Shortlisting with a subset of the Selection Committee.