To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the role of member of his Department's Acceleration Unit was advertised; what the required skills are for that post; and what the remuneration for that post is.
28 October 2020
While the unit is established current appointments have been made on a temporary basis. Role profiles setting out the skills and experience needed within the unit were developed. Potential candidates were assessed against these criteria, this included an internal expression of interest, identified named individuals and applications from wider transport organisations who would join the department on secondment. Where fair and open competition has not been used, all appointments have been in line with the agreed Exceptions to the Civil Service Recruitment Principles. Remuneration for posts is in line with DfT Pay Scales.