You provided limited evidence of using engagement methods to seek feedback and understand people’s views. E.g. you recognised the importance of engaging with the community and team members and identified that the ‘priorities from the forum…align very well with our FRS Values of Engaging’. However, there was scope to have thought more about specific avenues to seek input from others. In the workplace, consider the benefits of gaining a range of views for new plans; this will help you better understand, and target, needs.
You showed some evidence of being a role model in how you communicate. E.g. your response was professional, well presented and constructive; as such it was appropriately written for your audience. You structured your assessment of the information within categories: priorities, advantages, disadvantages and challenges, which aided reading, and made some suggestions. You were clear on priorities and set out rationale behind your thinking, although there was scope for greater detail in regard to some areas and to have more fully explained how you would seek to overcome the challenges you highlighted.
You provided limited evidence of an ethical and inclusive approach. You prioritised young people, recognised some of the demographic challenges and also recognised the need to improve diversity. However, you might have expanded more on this – i.e. how the partnership day would ‘bring diversity back into the town’; this was mentioned but it not explained any further how the two things were related. You missed opportunities to link to specific agendas around diversity, which meant you didn’t fully show your awareness of the importance of this issue and what you might do about it in this context. You would have benefitted from considering other ways to improve representation and how you might seek to build relationships with different groups.