Advertising a job and interviewing candidates
Writing a person specification and job description
Preparing a job description is not a legal requirement but it will help you to decide what type of person you are looking for and to write the job advert.
A job description should include:
- the job title
- the main duties and purpose of the role
- information about the company and what it does
- the job location
If you are recruiting a manager, decide what their additional responsibilities will be and the specific skills they will need - eg line management or team leadership experience.
The person specification
It is not a legal requirement to include a person specification in your job advert. If you do decide to have a person specification, include the essential and desirable knowledge, experience and skills you would like the successful applicant to have.
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