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Justice Minister launches competition for Independent Assessor of PSNI Recruitment Vetting

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Justice Minister, Claire Sugden has launched a recruitment competition for the appointment of an Independent Assessor of PSNI Recruitment Vetting.

The Independent Assessor, which is a public appointment, regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland (CPANI), provides an appeals mechanism for candidates who have been disqualified from appointment to the PSNI on vetting grounds.

Launching the public appointment competition, Claire Sugden said: “The role of the Independent Assessor of PSNI Recruitment Vetting plays a key part in the police recruitment process.

“The Assessor provides that applicants to the PSNI, who have been disqualified on vetting grounds, have access to an independent appeals mechanism.

“The nature of this role and the founding legislation requires an individual with a judicial background for the appointment of the Independent Assessor”.

In line with the statutory requirement for this appointment, the Independent Assessor is required to have held judicial office within any part of the United Kingdom.

The appointment process will be conducted in accordance with the best practice in respect of public appointments.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 29 July 2016.

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