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Adapt and use these questions, record sheet and interview tasks, along with what to look for in a candidate's response, to help you select the best person for either the phase leader or head of department position. You'll find both role-specific and safeguarding questions, as well as tasks that test presentation and data analysis skills.

Choose from our list of interview questions

Download our list of role-specific and safeguarding questions that are suitable for a head of phase/department, plus tips for what to look for in a candidate's answers.

Use this template during the interview to record the responses given and score evidence.

KeyDoc: head of phase/department interview questions and record sheet

Download and adapt our example tasks 

Choose the task that's most appropriate to the role you're hiring for:

  • Deliver a presentation 
  • Data analysis 

In the download, you'll find:

  • A summary of each task, including the skills it tests 
  • Key points to look for in the candidate's response 
  • What you need to prepare
  • A task overview to give to the candidate 
  • A presentation scoring sheet 

KeyDoc: head of phase/department interview tasks

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