Guidance

Guidance for ministerial appointments to public bodies

Steps departments must follow to ensure all ministerial appointments to public bodies follow a fair, open and transparent process.

Documents

Public appointments: guidance to departments

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Pre-appointment hearings by select committees: guidance for departments

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Cabinet Office guidance for approval of senior pay

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These publications should be used as a guide by departments to the steps they must follow to ensure a fair, open and transparent appointments process.

Departments should also read Increasing Diversity in Public Appointments guidance.

All Public Appointments are advertised on the Cabinet Office’s Public Appointments website.

The Code of Practice from the Commissioner for Public Appointments sets out the regulatory framework for the public appointments process.

All non-executive board members of public bodies must abide by the principles set out in the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies.

Published 23 July 2014
Last updated 11 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated versions of Guidance for approval of senior pay and pre-appointment scrutiny by House of Commons select committees published
  2. Code of conduct for board members of public bodies added.
  3. Out of date appendices removed.
  4. Link to Commissioner for Public Appointments website added.
  5. First published.