Source: Hong Kong Information Services
The Government today launched the recruitment exercise for the post of the Head of the Civil Service College.
Apart from having graduate or post-graduate qualifications and at least 15 years of administrative, managerial and professional experience in the relevant areas, candidates must have the acumen to appreciate the challenges, development needs and opportunities facing civil servants as well as the local, national and international affairs impacting the civil service.
The candidates are required to have a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the Constitution, the Basic Law and the Hong Kong National Security Law and a good understanding of the nation’s development.
Noting that the establishment of the Civil Service College is a major government undertaking to enhance training for civil servants on all fronts, the Civil Service Bureau explained that the college head is required to take forward the mission of enhancing training for the civil service, particularly as the backbone of the Government in ensuring the accurate and comprehensive implementation of “one country, two systems”.
The recruitment advertisement has been posted on the Government website and published in newspapers. The Government has also issued an internal vacancy circular to invite serving substantive Directorate Officers at Directorate Pay Scale Point 3 or above or equivalent who meet the entry requirements to apply.
The Head of the Civil Service College is a one-rank grade post and at the rank of Directorate Pay Scale Point 6. The successful candidate, whether he or she is currently a serving civil servant or an outside candidate, will be appointed on civil service agreement terms.
The application period for the post will close on December 13.
The Government is looking forward to identifying a suitable candidate for appointment in the first half of 2022 to enable the college to implement various measures and initiatives as soon as possible to strengthen, widen and deepen civil service training and steer the college’s further planning and development, the bureau said.
The Civil Service College will be established in December. Pending the appointment of a suitable candidate to the post, the Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service will double down as the college head.