The vacancy was advertised for several weeks through …

Comment posted First lambs at Auchindrain since 1967 by Bob Clark.

The vacancy was advertised for several weeks through JobCentrePlus – the Government’s official system. After reviewing applications from all over Europe (only a handful of which were from within the UK and even fewer from within Argyll), an open and objective recruitment process selected the applicant with the best mix of experience and skills.

Provided that language ability is not an issue and the applicant is an EC citizen, I do not believe it would be lawful to take an applicant’s nationality into account as a recruitment issue.

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4 Responses to The vacancy was advertised for several weeks through …

  1. Glad Karol seems to be doing a good job, but couldn’t they have got someone Scottish to be in charge of the agricultural activities at the township?

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    • The vacancy was advertised for several weeks through JobCentrePlus – the Government’s official system. After reviewing applications from all over Europe (only a handful of which were from within the UK and even fewer from within Argyll), an open and objective recruitment process selected the applicant with the best mix of experience and skills.

      Provided that language ability is not an issue and the applicant is an EC citizen, I do not believe it would be lawful to take an applicant’s nationality into account as a recruitment issue.

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  2. I have no issues with a Pole doing the job, my question really is answered in the fact that the job was advertised and no-one local, or nearly local was suitable. Does that say a lot about Argyll or Poland?

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