Appointment of Shale Gas Commissioner

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Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

Following the recent appointment of a 'Shale Gas Commissioner', please would you provide answers to the following questions of detail:-

1. On what date was the vacancy first advertised?
2. Where was the vacancy listed / advertised / otherwise notified to the public?
3. When was the closing date for applications?
4. How many applications were received?
5. How many candidates were short-listed for interview?
6. How many candidates were interviewed at first round?
7. How many candidates were invited for second interview?
8. When was the preferred candidate identified?
9. Were references supplied and taken up, or any previous employers contacted for comment?
10. Were Industry representatives and Planning Authorities (as relevant stakeholders) consulted about the proposed appointment before the offer was made?
11. When was the offer made?
12. Is the position full time or part-time?
13. What are the details of Basic salary, hours of work, benefits package, notice period?
14. Are there any restrictions on what other types of paid employment (Directorships, Contracted employment, Consultancies etc,) that the successful candidate can accept whilst in this position?
15. Please provide details of all other current (ongoing)) paid employment that the successful candidate has declared.
16. Please provide details of the job specification, responsibilities and objectives.
17. Who does the position report to?
18. What other support staff report to this position?
19. Where is the position based?
20. Who provides office and administration, research and analytical services for this position?
21. What day to day supervision of the successful candidate’.s performance takes place?
22. How and how often is the successful candidate required to report back to the next line of management?
23. How is the Shale Gas Commissioner contactable and what steps have been taken to notify the public of such contact details?

The above information is requested in order that I, and other interested members of the public, may form a view as to the level of expertise, support and advice that might reasonably be expected from the new appointee.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Bales

BEIScorrespondence@beis.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BEIS ref: FOI2018/24041

Dear Mr Bales

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 7th
November. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at
the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to deal
with.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and we will reply at the latest by 5th December.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BEIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above
in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Energy and Industrial
Strategy | 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET | www.gov.uk/beis |
[email address] |

Dear [email address] on behalf of FOI Requests,

BEIS ref: FOI2018/24041

Further to your response to my request for information, in which you indicated that I would receive a further reply by December 5th 'at the latest', I note that date has now been reached.

I have had no reply from yourselves and no indication that further time would be required. My request did not require a substantial amount of data recovery and the questions that I posed were not complicated. I would therefore request that I receive an appropriate reply without further delay.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Bales

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Mr Bales

 

 

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to
you. Unfortunately, this request has taken longer than we would have liked
to administer. 

 

Attached is a response to your recent information request, reference
FOI2018/24041.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BEIS.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights & Records Unit

 

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Upper Ground

1 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0ET

[1]www.gov.uk/beis

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Bales

 

Please ignore the Department’s earlier email, the Shale Commissioner
Applicant Pack was not included as part of the response.

 

Apologies for the omission.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights & Records Unit

 

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Upper Ground

1 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0ET

[1]www.gov.uk/beis

 

 

 

From: FOI Requests
Sent: 11 December 2018 15:05
To: '[FOI #530709 email]'
<[FOI #530709 email]>
Subject: FOI2018/24041 - Appointment of Shale Gas Commissioner

 

Dear Mr Bales

 

 

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to
you. Unfortunately, this request has taken longer than we would have liked
to administer. 

 

Attached is a response to your recent information request, reference
FOI2018/24041.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BEIS.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights & Records Unit

 

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Upper Ground

1 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0ET

[2]www.gov.uk/beis

 

 

 

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