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Civil Service Interview Coaching

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Civil Service interview coaching

Coaching for Civil Service interviews

Interview Skills Clinic are specialist and approved Civil Service interview coaches providing application and interview coaching. We coach for all levels and across all departments whether you are joining the civil service for the first time, or are internally apply for the Future Leadership Scheme, Senior Leadership Scheme or a Senior Civil Service role.

Success Profiles – Civil Service framework

Success Profiles Assessment. This means that depending on the role you are applying for you could be assessed on five areas:

  1. Behaviours
  2. Strengths
  3. Ability
  4. Experience
  5. Technical

Not all elements are relevant to every role so the makeup of the Success Profile can vary for different types of job. It’s important to look at the job specification in detail to know what you are being assessed on at the application and interview stage.

Coaching options

You choose interview coaching tailored to your needs:

  • Application coaching – Personal Statements and 250 word Behaviour examples
  • Preparation coaching
  • Mock interview coaching
  • Coaching in 1 hour, 90 minute or 3 hour intensive sessions
  • Coaching face-face from one of our offices
  • Coaching on Skype or Facetime with audio recording
  • Coaching with video recording

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We are a team of 5 professional interview coaches, Elizabeth Conley founder of Interview Skills Clinic, Matt Eastlake, Georgina Kvassay, Jane Hodgson and Paul Conley.

All Civil Service coaching is tailored to your needs and job specifications To discuss your objectives and get a bespoke coaching programme.

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Common Civil Service interview problems 

  • Promoting your transferable skills from other sectors and roles to the Civil Service
  • Getting invited to interviews but not being offered the role
  • Writing behaviour examples
  • Preparing for strength based questions
  • Getting promotion to leadership roles G6 and above
  • Preparing behavior examples for the interview

We design an application and or interview programme which will help you succeed.

Success Profiles Civil Service behaviours

There are 9 Behaviours which you can be assessed against in the application and interview:

  1. Seeing the big picture
  2. Changing and Improving
  3. Making effective decisions
  4. Leadership
  5. Communicating and influencing
  6. Working together
  7. Developing self and others
  8. Managing a quality service
  9. Delivering at pace

The criteria under each competency vary depending on the grade of the role. Some specialist roles will have their own version of the competency framework, such as Government Legal Services or the Government Communication Professional Competency Framework which needs to be used together with the Civil Service Competency framework.

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