NIPSA has just become aware that a significant number of applications for the NICS Executive Officer 2 competition have been rejected because of failure to complete all sections of the application form. This appears to be the case even in relation to questions where it was not made clear that a response was mandatory and also in relation to questions where the tick box was easily missed.

NIPSA has raised this issue with NICSHR and asked for it to be addressed. We will be making a very strong case that applications which have been rejected because of these minor oversights must be urgently reconsidered. This is particularly important as those applying for the Executive Officer 1 posts will face the same issue.

We will keep members apprised of the situation.

Carmel Gates
Deputy General Secretary