Our role is to ensure that appointments to publicly funded positions are fair, transparent and merit-based.

In our Codes of Practice we set out the key recruitment principles and standards for appointments. We have an oversight role in ensuring public bodies within our remit adhere to these standards when carrying out a selection process.

We also outline how you can review and appeal an appointment, if you believe it was unfair or wrong.

Our key responsibilities include:

  • Setting out and promoting good recruitment practice
  • Publishing Codes of Practice
  • Issuing recruitment licences
  • Outlining how to review and appeal an appointment
  • Examining complaints about alleged breaches of the codes
  • Ensuring public bodies comply with the codes
  • Auditing recruitment and selection at public bodies
  • Helping and guiding public bodies

To get in touch with us on any of these issues, see our contact page.