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2 Today’s programme Introductions Overview of the selection and assessment process Overview of all the exercises, the competencies we assess and how we assess them Observe Group Exercise, Leadership Exercise and Interview Q&A

3 The Group Exercise Local Initiatives Fund Task Group  Part 3) a) of the handbook (BLUE) The Remit The Topic The Briefs What is assessed (competencies and behaviours) How we assess

4 The Roles The Sections Enterprise Lifelong Learning Social Policy Environment Public Infrastructure Communities (Group of 6 only) The Projects Local Enterprise Zone Adult and Community College Social Housing Development ‘Buy Local’ Initiative Low Carbon Transport Passport to Jobs scheme (Group of 6 only)

5 IMPORTANT Please come straight back as soon as the group discussion finishes!

6 BACKGROUND

7 The framework and competencies

8 The Fast Stream Competency Framework Setting Direction Seeing the Big Picture/Changing and Improving Making Effective Decisions Engaging People Leading and Communicating Collaborating and Partnering/Building Capability for All Delivering Results Managing a Quality Service/Delivering at Pace Delivering Value for Money/Achieving Commercial Outcomes

9 Competency Matrix Strategic Clusters (CSCF) Competencye-Tray – Task 3 Group Exercise Policy Exercise Leadership Exercise InterviewSelf Review No of Assessments Setting Direction Seeing the Big Picture/ Changing and Improving 3 Making Effective Decisions 3 Engaging People Leading and Communicating 4 Collaborating and Partnering/Building Capability for All 4 Delivering Results Managing a Quality Service/Delivering at Pace 2 Delivering VFM/Achieving Commercial Outcomes 2

10 How evidence is recorded and assessed Four point rating scale Process for recording and quality assuring evidence Reliability and consistency BARS (Behaviourally Anchored Ratings Scales)

11 The Assessment Centre The Assessor Panel The candidate experience Timetable -  Part 2 of the handbook

12 The selection process: from registration to FSAC

13 Fast Stream schemes 2014 (i) Generalist Fast Stream (GFS) Central Departments Diplomatic Service Houses of Parliament Science and Engineering

14 Fast Stream schemes 2014 (ii) Analytical Fast Stream (Economists, Operational Researchers, Social Researchers, Statisticians) HR Fast Stream Technology in Business (TiB) Fast Stream Northern Ireland Fast Stream In-Service Generalist Fast Stream In Service TiB Fast Stream European Fast Stream Summer Diversity Internship Programme

15 Overview of the Assessment Process Practice (Online) Numerical & Verbal Reasoning (voluntary) Competency Questionnaire 1 st Sifting Stage (Online) Numerical & Verbal Reasoning Assessment Numerical & Verbal Reasoning Self Assessment (Online) Feedback Final stage Assessment Centre (including numerical and verbal reasoning retest) 2nd Sifting Stage (Online) e-Tray Job Simulation

16 Competency Questionnaire Statements developed from Fast Stream competencies 80 behavioural statements presented in sets of four Candidate rates level of agreement with each statement, and chooses which is most/least like self No time limit

17 The e-Tray and Analytical Written Exercise  Part 3) f) and g) of the handbook (ORANGE) A simulated typical in-tray Common assessment centre exercise In-tray of messages and tasks Organise, prioritise, take action Around 3,000 take e-Tray 21st Century application of the in-tray Delivered and completed on-screen Simulates Civil Service work environment Inbox with messages, attachments, folders Dynamic

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19 2013 Fast Stream Statistics Registration commenced in September ,550 people registered on the website 23,216 took the on-line tests 4,363 took the invigilated e-Tray 2,377 attended FSAC

20 Fast Stream Assessment Centre (FSAC) Group Exercise Leadership Exercise Competency Based Interview Policy Recommendation Exercise The e-Tray/analytical written exercise is also assessed at FSAC

21 The Leadership Exercise  Part 3) b) of the handbook (PINK) 30 minutes preparation and 30 minutes for the exercise Presentation to assessor followed by Q&A Assesses Seeing the Big Picture/Changing an Improving, Collaborating and Partnering/Building capability for All, Leading and Communicating and Managing a Quality Service/Delivering at Pace Scenarios and Projects

22 IMPORTANT Please come straight back as soon as the leadership exercise finishes!

23 Q & A

24 The Interview  Part 3) d) of the handbook (YELLOW) 40 minutes Competence based Assesses Managing a Quality Service/Delivering at Pace and Collaborating and Partnering/Building Capability for All

25 IMPORTANT Please come straight back as soon as the interview finishesPlease come straight back as soon as the interview finishes

26 The Policy Recommendation Exercise  Part 3) d) of the handbook (GREEN) Written exercise 1 hour 45 minutes Assesses Seeing the Big Picture/Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating and Delivering Value for Money/Achieving Commercial Outcomes

27 2013 GFS FSAC Headlines Fast Stream Assessment Centre Boards ran from mid January to mid April 36 candidates per day 18 assessors per day 3 e-Tray/Analytical Written Exercise Markers 3 Quality Assurance Co-ordinators per day

28 Diversity – A snapshot In 2012 (the latest publicly available statistics) 948 GFS candidates attended FSAC 338 were successful, of whom 189 were female 68 had a disability 33 were from ethnic minority backgrounds (with 11 candidates preferring not to say) A full statistical breakdown of the 2012 figures is available on the Cabinet Office website

29 The Fast Stream Model 4 x 6 month jobs Includes a private Sector placement Assessment 2 x 12 month jobs Assessment

30 Where do successful candidates go? in 2013 The following Departments took candidates for their first six month posting: Business, Innovation and Skills Cabinet Office Dept. for Communities and Local Government Dept. for Culture, Media and Sport Dept. for Education Dept. Energy and Climate Change Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Dept. for International Development Dept. for Transport Dept. for Work and Pensions Dept. of Health HM Revenue and Customs HM Treasury Home Office Ministry of Defence Ministry of Justice Office for National Statistics Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills Scottish Government Valuations Office Agency Welsh Government

31 What did candidates do? in 2013

32 Q & A

33 Thank you Hope you’ve enjoyed observing FSAC No feedback form, but please us if there’s anything you’d like to say about what you’ve seen today Safe journey home


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