The Executive Officer (EO) role is a first-level management role in all government departments and agencies. This role encompasses project management and staff management across a wide range of business areas. Executive Officers are engaged in critical analysis of proposals and reports and in examining the more complex, non-routine cases on which decisions are required. They are involved in a wide range of roles and activities, including: researching and drafting proposals relating to policy issues and legislation; acting as junior managers in Government Departments; responsibilities for managing operations and, after some experience, large numbers of people and other resources; dealing directly with the public in support of services provided to them by the Civil Service.
The Civil Service runs recruitment competitions for Executive Officers. These competitions require candidates to undertake a number of selection stages which can include aptitude tests and competency based interviews. We prepare candidates for the competitive selection stages of Executive Officer recruitment campaigns. Prepare for Success in Executive Officer Campaigns.