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    • Pickle29
    • By Pickle29 10th Jul 17, 8:03 PM
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    Civil service intervuew
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    • 10th Jul 17, 8:03 PM
    Civil service intervuew 10th Jul 17 at 8:03 PM
    Hi
    Does anyone know if civil service always start you at the bottom of the scale when recruiting external candidates or is starting salary negotiable?

    Also how long do they normally take to let you know after interview?

    Many thanks
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    • Andy L
    • By Andy L 10th Jul 17, 8:34 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 8:34 PM
    Hi
    Does anyone know if civil service always start you at the bottom of the scale when recruiting external candidates or is starting salary negotiable?

    Also how long do they normally take to let you know after interview?

    Many thanks
    Originally posted by Pickle29
    Depends on department.

    Some (most?) no longer have pay scales but a single spot rate.

    Some have a policy of new entrants starting at the botttom but with various options for somebody senior to sign off on higher starting pay if they can't fill the post at the bottom salary or for "exceptional candidates"
    • antonic
    • By antonic 11th Jul 17, 2:39 AM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 2:39 AM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 2:39 AM
    In today`s Civil Service you will start at an entry point and for the vast majority of jobs now there is now NO progression - ie the only pay rises you will get is the annual % rise which may or may not be consolidated (ie count to your pension).

    Last year my payrise was 0.7% consolidated.

    As for how long it takes to get back to you, I dont know.
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    • Pickle29
    • By Pickle29 11th Jul 17, 4:55 AM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:55 AM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:55 AM
    Hi
    Thanks, so it seems the salary quoted in the advert is the range in which they will offer you to start, with no automatic progression. So they will decide if the candidate is bottom of scale or higher.

    Confusing, but I understand now
    Thanks
    • antonic
    • By antonic 11th Jul 17, 4:59 AM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:59 AM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:59 AM
    Hi
    Thanks, so it seems the salary quoted in the advert is the range in which they will offer you to start, with no automatic progression. So they will decide if the candidate is bottom of scale or higher.

    Confusing, but I understand now
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Pickle29
    Correct - thats how it works
    LBM Sept 2005 spoke to Payplan - brilliant !
    Dec 2005 debt £21.959.64 + HBOS Int £1769.32
    June 2013 debt £0.00
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