Download and adapt our shortlisting grid
Use the template to help you decide which candidates to shortlist for interview.
How to use it
- Add all the essential criteria from the relevant person specification
- Go through each application, checking off whether (or the extent to which) the candidate has met the essential criteria for the role, and use that as the basis for shortlisting
Make sure at least 2 people are involved in your shortlisting process (see paragraph 220 of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023).
Use fair criteria and rely only on evidence outlined in the application
Make your system clear and straightforward. Shortlist your candidates based only on:
- Criteria taken from the person specification
- Skills and experience outlined in the application that are relevant to the job in question
Decisions were based on relevant criteria and