Recruitment process for Identity Commissioner

Andrew Watson made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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Dear Sir or Madam,

On 14th September 2009 the Home Office announced that it had appointed an "Identity Commissioner" under the terms of the Identity Cards Act 2006.

Please tell me:

1. How much money was spent on recruitment consultants and advertising to find applicants for this post.

2. On how many dates advertisements for the post were published, and in which newspapers.

3. Apart from newspapers, what other advertising channels were used.

3. How many people completed applications for the post.

4. How many applicants for the post were interviewed.

Note that I am seeking information about the recruitment process, and not any information whatsoever about the individual applicants.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Watson

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Dear Mr Watson,

Thank you for your email of 25 November. Please find an acknowledgement
attached.

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Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

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Dear Mr Watson,

Thank you for your email of 25 November. Please find a response attached.

<<13416 A Watson .doc>>
Yours faithfully,

Freedom of Information Team

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Dear Home Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Recruitment process for Identity Commissioner', reference 13416/09.

In my request, I asked "How many applicants for the post were interviewed". However, Nicola Westmore chose to answer a different question, and merely told me that "6 people were selected to be interviewed for the post". I did not ask how many people were "selected to be interviewed", I asked how many were actually interviewed. Please supply the answer to the question I asked.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/re...

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Watson

Information Access, Home Office

Dear Mr Watson

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 18 December in which you ask for an internal
review to be carried out into the handling of your request for information
about the recruitment of the Identity Commissioner.  I have been asked to
carry out that review and confirm that I was not involved in the initial
consideration of your request.

 

I hope to be able to reply to you no later than 18 February.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Steve Kirk

 

Information Access Team

Information Management Service

Financial and Commercial Group

Ground Floor (NW), Seacole Building

2 Marsham Street

London

SW1P 4DF

 

 

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Dear Mr Watson

 

Please see our reply to your request for an internal review into the
handling of a request for information you sent to the Identity and
Passport Service.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Steve Kirk

 

Information Access Team

Information Management Service

Financial and Commercial Group

Ground Floor (NW), Seacole Building

2 Marsham Street

London

SW1P 4DF

 

 

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