Recruitment Packs

Recruitment packs are often provided when you wish to apply for a job.

These provide information about the job and the type of person most desired to fill the job.

Job description

A job description is a written statement that lists the most important features of a job.

Contents of a job description include:

  • Job title
  • Who the employee is responsible to
  • Conditions of the job for example, pay and hours of work
  • Place of job
  • Job summary
  • List of main duties of the job


Person specification

A person specification is drawn from the job description. It translates the job description into the specific skills and abilities required to perform the job effectively. It profiles the qualifications, experience, skills, knowledge and personal characteristics required to undertake the job. These are normally divided into essential and desirable criteria. The essential and desirable criteria must be job related and ability-based.

Contents of a person specification include:

  • Experience
  • Qualifications/training and knowledge
  • Skills and abilities
  • Personal qualities and attitudes


Sample Job Description Sample Person Specification