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Recruitment and Selection for Local Government

This topic sets out legal and good practice requirements on recruitment and appointment of staff to which local authorities should adhere. Some of this relates to the recruitment of all employees and some to particular categories of staff (eg political assistants or senior staff).

Recruitment and Selection for Local Government: Quick Facts
  • Local authority employers must follow specific legislation relating to the recruitment and appointment of staff, including specific rules for senior staff. Recruitment Legislation

  • Local authorities have a general duty not to discriminate, but are also obliged to comply with specific equality duties imposed by the Equality Act 2010 relating to race gender and disability, which include certain requirements with regard to recruitment. Equality Duties

  • Under the Localism Act 2011, local authorities must approve and publish an annual pay policy statement which will cover certain issues relating to recruitment. Pay Policy Statements