IRC277837 Deputy Principal

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Dear Department of Finance (Northern Ireland),

Please provide an update on this IRC277837 Deputy Principal Recruitment Competition.

1. The total number of current vacancies that NICSHR is managing caseload of at DP grade, broken down by each department.

2. Please advise down to which number on the merit list has been:
a. placed in a post
b. offered a post
c. completed interview
d. called to interview not yet completed (and the date the interviews are scheduled for)
e. failed interview (removed from competition)

3. Can you please advise the proposed planning timeline for this competition going forward. This should include the proposed dates for interviews and placements of merit list number. E.g. December 2023 Interviews 1001-1252, February 2024 placement letters for successful candidates from interview phase 3 issued etc.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

DoF FOI, Department of Finance (Northern Ireland)

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