Pre-appointment hearing for the Chair-Designate of the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) Contents

Appendix A: Campaign information

Campaign Information for Pre-Appointment Scrutiny hearing

Chair of the Office for Environmental Protection

Campaign Launch Date

10th August 2020

Campaign Closing Date

8th September 2020

Reason for any changes in timetable to that originally published

The final Interview date was advertised as 30 October however all interviews were held on the 23 October as all parties were available. The candidate pack highlighted both 23 and 30 October as interview dates.

Advertising strategy

The post was advertised with remuneration of £56,784 per annum for a time commitment of a minimum of two days per week.

The advert was placed online on the Centre for Public Appointments website. Awareness of the vacancy was spread through a wide array of networks including:

  • The Secretary of State highlighted the OEP Chair appointment campaign in the Secretary of State’s Environmental Recovery speech prior to campaign launch.
  • A video launching the campaign shared on Defra and Defra Public Appointments Twitter accounts.
  • Requests to stakeholders to share the campaign within their networks and through social media channels.
  • The role was shared with a wide range of diversity networks with members encouraged to apply.
  • A soft talent search was undertaken to identify a broad range of potential candidates.
  • Potential candidates were directly targeted and previous Defra public appointment applicants with an interest in future roles were contacted.

Advisory Assessment Panel

  • Panel Chair: Tamara Finkelstein
    Permanent Secretary, Defra
  • SIPM: Lord Kakkar
    Crossbench Peer & Professor of Surgery, University College London
  • IPM: Dame Fiona Reynolds
    Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
  • IPM: Henry Dimbleby
    Lead non-executive Board member, Defra
  • IPM: Lord Cameron of Dillington
    Crossbench Peer

Number of Applicants

21

Number of candidates invited to interview

4

Number of candidates found appointable

3

Diversity data

Table A: Gender

Percent Male

Percent Female

Percent Identify another way

Percent Not declared

Applicants

52.4%

47.6%

0%

0%

Shortlist (applicants invited to interview)

See note 2

See note 2

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-

Table B: Ethnicity

Percent White

Percent Ethnic Minority

Percent Not declared

Applicants

100%

0%

0%

Shortlist (applicants invited to interview)

See note 2

-

-

Table C: Disability

Percent Disabled

Percent Non-Disabled

Percent Not declared

Applicants

0%

100%

0%

Shortlist (applicants invited to interview)

-

See note 2

-

Notes on diversity data

1. Departments must consider their obligations under data protection legislation when sharing this data with select committees. Candidates must be made aware at the outset of the campaign that their data will be shared with the select committee in this way. The data should not be shared in a way which means that individuals are identifiable.

2. Departments should follow ONS guidance on statistical disclosure control to meet this requirement. Where there are fewer than 5 candidates in any given category, diversity data must not be shared as this is potentially identifiable. For example, if you have six women and four men on a shortlist—you should not give any gender information.




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