When a vacancy arises consideration must be given

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When a vacancy arises, consideration must be given, prior to open advertising, to any employee for whom redeployment is being sought on the grounds of redundancy or disability. For vacancies of less than three months the manager may choose to fill the post by means other than advertising, for example, by word of mouth or the use of agency staff.2. Job descriptionA job description is a key document in the recruitment process, and must be finalised prior to taking any other steps. It must include:the job title (which must be gender neutral) the location of the job wage or salary scale for the positionthe line manager to whom the incumbent is responsible any posts reporting to the incumbent BSBMGT517 Manage operational planPage 69
Performance management policy and proceduresSimulated business: BBQfunmain purpose of the job main duties and responsibilities any special working conditions (e.g. evening or weekend work). Items that should be included in job descriptions are:a note that indicates that, as duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and amended in consultation with the incumbent an indication that the incumbent will carry out any other duties – which are within the broad scope and purpose of the job – as requested by the line manager.3. Person specificationThe person specification is of crucial importance and informs the selection decision. The person specification details the knowledge (including necessary qualifications), skills and abilities, experience, aptitudes required to do the job. The person specification should be specific, related to the job, and not unnecessarily restrictive; for example, only qualifications strictly needed to do the job should be specified. Great care must be taken if physical requirements are specified. Anti-discrimination legislation requires employers to make reasonable adjustments to jobs to make them suitable for people with a disability. It is therefore important that any physical requirement is stated in terms of the job that needs to be done. For example, a job may require that the appointee ‘must be able to travel to a number of different locations’. In this instance, it will be necessary to consider if an ability to drive is required, or whether or not reasonable adjustments can be made for non-drivers.4. Publicising the vacancyAll posts must be advertised internally, unless the position is under three months in duration, or the manager has designated a particular post as potentially suitable for a person for whom the organisation is seeking re-deployment.The majority of posts will also be concurrently advertised externally to maximise the chances of attracting the best candidate. Consideration should also be given to advertising in locations/publications likely to increase diversity in the workforce.

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