Civil Service Competency Based Application Service

We provide expert professional help with Civil Service Competency Statements required as part of any Civil Service job application. We can help with competencies for any Civil Service department at all Grades / Levels including Level 1 (AA / AO), Level 2 (EO), Level 3 (HEO / HO / SEO / SO), Level 4 (G7 / G6) and Level 5 (DD) and Level 6 (Director).

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Professional help with Civil Service Competencies & Competency Applications

Our team is highly experienced in producing Civil Service Competency Statements of any length (e.g. 250 words) for all of the Core Civil Service Behaviours as well as specialist Competency Frameworks for specific work areas (such as Law or Military roles). We can help you prepare Competency Statements to apply for a specific job role, or a ‘bank’ of statements which you can use to apply for a range of jobs.

If your answer to any of these questions is ‘Yes’……..

  • Do you need help with the wording of your Civil Service Competecies for job applications?
  • Are you struggling to select the best examples to demonstrate competency criteria?  
  • Do you find the Civil Service Competency Based Application process confusing?
  • Are you unsure about the Civil Service Competency Framework and strict word limit?

….Then we can help you today, call us on 0800 246 1857 or get a Quote

The service includes a full consultation to gather all of the information required and production of your Behaviour Statement(s) within 5 working days as standard. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee with this service. This means we will make alterations to Behaviour / Competency Statements we have written for you until you are 100% happy with the finished result.

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“In early August I got an email from the Border Force regarding my application which included this: ‘Congratulations on being successful in the Readiness Task Force recruitment campaign, with over 13,000 applicants and 600 called to interview you have done extremely well to receive an offer’. I waited before writing because I wanted the contract to be signed and sealed first, but it is all firmed up now and I start in September…….. Plainly and simply, I could not have done it without you. I have been doing my own civil service-based applications for forty years and doubted there was any scope to improve my technique!  Thankfully I let you prove me wrong.  I shall recommend you wholeheartedly to everyone who will listen to me, and I reckon I’ll be back in about three years for my promotion application”

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Why Choose Use?

Our team of expert Consultants have experience in working with all 9 Behaviours in the 2019 Civil Service Success Profiles / Behaviours Framework

We have successfully provided expert professional help with Civil Service Competency Applications for a wide range of job types / roles. We can help with applications for all Grades / Levels. We have assisted clients applying to various Divisions of the Civil Service including: Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Department of Work & Pensions (DWP), Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Ministry of Defence (MoD) and many more, we understand the need for confidentiality

We can help with all/any of the Civil Service Behaviours: Seeing the Big Picture; Changing and Improving; Making Effective Decisions; Leadership; Communicating and Influencing; Working Together; Developing Self and Others; Managing a Quality Service; Delivering at Pace. We also have extensive experience of working on applications involving Professional / Specialist Competencies / Behaviours for specialist business areas such as Law (MoJ) or Military (MoD) roles.

Need help with a Civil Service Application but not sure what is required?

Simply submit your details below and our experienced Consultants will assess the application requirements and provide a full personalised quote, usually within 1 working day.

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How the Civil Service Competency Writing & Editing Service works

Before we start:

You will have the opportunity to send us any background / supporting information before we start work on your order. This can include details of job roles you are targeting as well as copies of your CV or previous applications you have written. You can also submit other information to help us learn about your experience and achievements, such as Performance Reviews. All information submitted is handled in the strictest of confidence and your data is stored in full accordance with GDPR / UKDPA 2018 regulations.

Stage 1) Consultation:

The next stage of the process involves completing a full telephone / email consultation to gather all of the information required. As part of this process, we will assess any Behaviour examples you are thinking of using or help you pick out suitable examples which demonstrates the specific criteria required for each Behaviour as well as your ability to undertake the role / type of role you are applying for. Your experienced Consultant will then ‘interview’ you to draw out all of the detail required for us to produce your Behaviour Statements or other Application documents.

Stage 2) Drafting:

As soon as your Consultant has all of the information required, they will start work on your Behaviour Statements. First drafts will be available within 5 working days as standard (we also offer a range of Express Turnaround options if required).

Stage 3) Checking & Alterations:

Once completed, the first drafts will be sent to you in Microsoft Word format by email for checking. You will then have the opportunity to request as many alterations to the drafts as are required until you are 100% satisfied before we issue final copies.

Stage 4) Additional Support:

We can also provide relevant advice and guidance on navigating the complex Civil Service job application process as well as a range of related / supporting services, including dedicated Civil Service Personal Statement Writing, CV Writing and Interview Coaching services.

We currently have an 85% Application Success Rate for this service

Civil Service Competency Writing & Editing Service Prices

Prices for our Civil Service Competency Writing & Editig Service are dependent on the Grade / Level you are applying for and the number of Competency Statements required. If you are not sure what you need, please or call our team on 0800 246 1857 to discuss your requirements or use the Quote Form above to submit your details for a quote.

Level 1 (AA / AO or Equivalent)

£52.50

Per 250 Word Competency / Behaviour Statement with Standard (5 Working Day Turnaround)

Add more Behaviour Statements to your order:

  • 2X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £105.00
  • 3X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £157.50
  • 4X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £210.00
  • 5X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £262.50
  • 6X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £315.00
  • 7X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £367.50
  • 8X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £420.00
  • 9X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £472.50

Level 2 (EO or Equivalent)

£ 62.50

Per 250 Word Competency / Behaviour Statement with Standard (5 Working Day Turnaround)

Add more Behaviour Statements to your order:

  • 2X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £125.00
  • 3X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £187.50
  • 4X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £250.00
  • 5X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £312.50
  • 6X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £375.00
  • 7X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £437.50
  • 8X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £500.00
  • 9X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £562.50

Level 3 (HEO / SEO or Equivalent)

£ 72.50

Per 250 Word Competency / Behaviour Statement with Standard (5 Working Day Turnaround)

Add more Behaviour Statements to your order:

  • 2X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £145.00
  • 3X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £217.50
  • 4X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £290.00
  • 5X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £362.50
  • 6X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £435.00
  • 7X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £507.50
  • 8X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £580.00
  • 9X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £652.50

Level 4 (G6 / G7 or equivalent)

£ 82.50

Per 250 Word Competency / Behaviour Statement with Standard (5 Working Day Turnaround)

Add more Behaviour Statements to your order:

  • 2X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £165.00
  • 3X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £247.50
  • 4X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £330.00
  • 5X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £412.50
  • 6X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £495.00
  • 7X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £577.50
  • 8X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £660.00
  • 9X 250 Word Behaviour Statements = £742.50

Please contact us directly for details of pricing for Level 5 (DD or equivalent) & Level 6 (Director & Director General) roles

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Express Turnaround Options

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Demand for this service can be very high at peak times, so please place your order early to ensure we can meet your deadline. Standard turnaround time for this service is 5 Working Days (from the date of your consultation). We know that sometimes you will need to move quickly to take advantage of an opportunity. We therefore offer the following Express Turnaround options* with this service *Subject to availability.

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+£19.99

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If you have any queries or would like to discuss your own situation before placing your order then please feel free to call our experienced and friendly team of Consultants on 0800 246 1857 / 0845 003 9557 (Monday to Friday 09:00am to 6:00pm)

Submit an Enquiry or Get a Quote

You can use the form below to submit an enquiry or get a quote for working on your Civil Service application.

Not sure what is required for your application? We know the Civil Service job application process can be a little confusing and that sometimes the application requirements can be difficult to interpret, particularly if you are not familiar with the Civil Service application process. Our friendly and experienced Consultants can help you work out what is required and provide help with Competency / Behaviour Statements as well as any other documents which form part of the application process (including Personal Statements, Expressions of Interest and CVs).

If you don’t have all the details required: You can simply provide us with a link to the job advert or copy and paste the job advert into the ‘Additional Details / Links to Target Roles’ section of the form.

    All information submitted will be handled in the strictest of confidence and will never be shared with third parties.

    Documents accepted in doc, docx and pdf formats

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    FAQs About Our Civil Service Competency Writing / Editing Service:

    Here are answers to the top 5 most frequently asked questions about our Civil Service Success Profiles Service:

    1) Which Civil Service Competencies / Behaviours are you experienced in working with?

    We have worked with all of the Behaviours in the current Success Profiles framework as well as all Competencies in the previous (2012 – 2017) Civil Service Competency Framework (which were very similar). This includes: 1) Seeing the Big Picture, 2) Changing and Improving, 3) Making Effective Decisions, 4) Leadership, 5) Communicating and Influencing, 6) Working Together, 7) Developing Self and Others, 8) Managing a Quality Service, 9) Delivering at Pace

    We are also experienced in working with other Civil Service Competency Frameworks used within certain parts of the Civil Service or for specialist business areas such as Law, Military or Procurement. If you are not sure if we can help, please contact us.

    2) I already have drafts for each Competency Statement, why does it cost the same to have these edited as it does to write them from scratch?

    That’s great as it gives us a basis for our comprehensive consultation process but unfortunately we are not able to offer a discount under these circumstances as the quality and suitability and suitability of examples provided can vary greatly. It may be possible to use examples you have written as a base but in 99% of cases they need to be carefully re-written to ensure that each of the criteria for each Competency are covered at the appropriate Grade / Level within your answer. This can actually sometimes take longer than working from scratch!

    We can also ‘convert’ examples you have prepared for the old (2012-2017) Competency Framework – Please contact us for details

    3) I cannot think of any examples; can you make them up for me?

    No – We will never make up / fabricate examples for you as this would be completely counter-productive. What we will do is to use our extensive experience and knowledge of what type of examples work best to help you select examples from your experience which best meet with the criteria required. We will then draft these for you in the best possible way to demonstrate your suitability. This will be more effective for your short term and long term employment prospects. 

    4) Can you guarantee a score of 7 out of 7 for every Competency Statement?

    Regrettably, we cannot guarantee that you will achieve any particular score using Competency Statements we have produced for you. This is because there are so many factors involved in the selection process that it is simply not possible to accurately predict what grade you will achieve. The score is also based on the content of the example and how well that fits with the role you are applying for. We typically achieve scores of 4-6 for our clients in most cases and are able to improve scores by up to 2 grades in 90%+ of cases. 

    5) I am applying for multiple roles at the same Grade / Level, can you provide one set of Competency Statements to cover all of them?

    In most cases this is no problem as long as all of the roles you are planning to apply for use the same Competency Framework. We have helped many clients to build a ‘bank’ of Competency Statements which they have successfully used for a range of applications. You can also build you ‘bank’ of Competency Statements month by month or week by week, adding new ones as required for each application. We aim to be flexible to help you make a strong application.

    Got another question on this service? Call us on 0800 246 1857 / 0845 003 9557 to speak to one of our experienced Consultants or submit an enquiry

    Got another question on this service? Call us on 0800 246 1857 / 0845 003 9557 to speak to one of our experienced Consultants or submit an enquiry