The interview. You will be asked talk through some of your competencies:
Leadership and Managing Myself and Others ‐ Leading on Equality & Diversity
Working with Others ‐ Develop & Maintain Good Working Relationships
Leadership and Managing Myself and Others ‐ Building Capability: Developing Self & Others
Communication ‐ Speak Effectively
Analysis & Use Of Evidence ‐ Identify Options & Make Well Judged Decisions
Analysis & Use Of Evidence: B) Use Evidence Effectively
You need to give examples that demonstrate the above skills. You can normally use the examples on your form but sometimes you are asked for alternative examples.
+Do NOT just quote your competencies word for word. Instead pad it out and add more description of how you met the competency. When you finish talking, there is little opportunity to add more information.
+Explain what YOU did, not what other people did.
+Explain why you made decisions, what alternatives you considered, show you consider how your actions will impact others in the organisation, not just those within your unit.
+Remember what competency you are being marked on and make everything you say work towards proving that skill.
+You will be asked questions at the end, these are an opportunity to claim lost marks, so make your answers count.
+look at the core framework (Download PDF here
). A Border Force Officer is EO grade (the middle column). you need to aim to show things similar to all of the examples given, but don't copy the wording exactly.
+Competencies should be based around a specific example.
+It is not enough to say you 'built good working relationships', you have to say how you did it and how you ensured your methods were effective.
I won't say more as the interview is designed to ensure you are suitable for the job, so I'll stop short from posting answers on here.
There will be 2 or 3 people on the interview board.
Good Luck to everyone!