Recruitment & Selection, Section 11 - Composition of Interview Panels
The following should be considered when establishing an interview panel:
It is the normal expectation that panel members will be senior in grade to the post being interviewed. However, in cases where a gender/ethnicity balance can not be achieved due to grade restrictions on the panel, it has been agreed that panel members may hold equivalent graded posts to the post being interviewed in order to offer a wider field of possible panel members.
Specific guidance on the composition of interview panels for all staff groups is set out in the following: Composition of Interview Panels
Human Resources officers will normally attend the following interviews as assessors:
Copies of the short listed applications and the agenda must be sent to the Human Resources Officer before the interviews. For Academic and Academic related appointments the relevant Human Resources Officer must approve the panel, the short listed candidates and the date of the interviews before interview letters are sent to candidates.