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Example of a person specification

Here is an example of a person specification with assessment methods which show where evidence to back up candidate claims should be found.

Title: Activity and Reflection iconPerson Specification for your job

  • Is there a person specification for your job?
  • Do you agree with the essential and desirable requirements stated in it?
  • Are they specific but realistic?

Does your person specification match your job description?

    Title: Person specification


    One of the disadvantages of person specifications is that they specify what skills, attributes etc. the job holder should have but they do not generally go further and specify to what level, or how these will be measured. For example "good communication skills" could be interpreted in a number of ways.... how good is good?

    Behavioural competencies are the way forward and we will look at this subject next .....