Consultation on NICS Recruitment Advertising

Consultation opened on 07 August 2023. Closing date 02 October 2023.


The Department of Finance is carrying out an 8-week public consultation to seek your views on proposed policy changes to the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) Recruitment Policy, specifically the provisions relating to recruitment advertising.


Consultation description

The proposed policy amendment would remove the mandatory requirement to advertise every job opportunity in the three local daily newspapers and allow for a more flexible approach to recruitment advertising, with a default minimum requirement to advertise all recruitment opportunities online via the NICS recruitment website.

The proposal would also allow for a variety of other advertising channels to be used, as appropriate (which could include newspaper & print media), to deliver a tailored advertising, marketing, and outreach strategy based on the job role/recruitment competition and value for money considerations.

The Department will consider all responses to this consultation received on or before the closing date, which is on 02 October 2023 at 23:59. (It is important to note that submissions received after this date will not be considered).

Other useful links

Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) Recruitment Policy

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