The JAC uses quality assurance checks throughout the selection process to ensure proper procedures are followed, standards are maintained and all stages of recruitment are free from bias.
- ‘equality proofing’ of selection exercises by diversity advisers
- sampling test papers and panel assessments
- observing interviews
- reviewing the progression of candidates through each stage of the process for any possible unfairness
Quality assurance is strengthened by the work of Assigned Commissioners who review all aspects of the selection exercise from start to finish.
This includes sampling test papers and panel assessments, briefing panels and attending meetings.
The Assigned Commissioner and JAC staff review the progression of candidates from one stage to another to look for any possible unfairness. This takes place:
- after applications are received
- after shortlisting
- after the selection day
Each must be satisfied that the exercise is being run in line with the agreed policies and process, to a high standard and on time.
After each selection exercise, Commissioners meet to discuss lessons learned and provide any advice to JAC staff about future exercises.