senior policy advisor interview questions shared by candidates
As part of the interview process you are required to prepare a 5-minute verbal presentation on the following topic: ‘Please tell us about a time when you have worked with others, including a variety of stakeholders who had conflicting priorities, to successfully deliver a project. How did you go about this and what did you learn from the experience?’ No handouts or PowerPoint allowed however you may bring notes for personal use
I used the STARR approach- situation, task, action, result, reflection.
"This question relates to delivering at pace: tell us about a time you've balanced short deadlines against longer ones." All questions were framed in this way in relation to one of the civil service competencies. One question per civil service competency was asked which made the interview easy to prepare for.