Questions for the interviewee:

  • Why are you interested in this role? What made you want to apply?
  • What attracts you about working for this organisation?
  • What previous education or experience do you have in this field?
  • What contribution do you think you could make to this organisation?
  • What are your key strengths?
  • What weaknesses would you welcome support with?
  • Do you work better as part of a team or on your own initiative? And why?
  • How would you describe yourself in 3 words? How would your colleagues and/or friends best describe you?
  • Give an example of when you have solved a problem.
  • What has been your biggest achievement?
  • Where would you like to be in 3-5 years?
  • Give an example of when you have led a team and how it went.
  • Do you have any questions?

Questions for the interviewer:

  • Why has this role has become available?
  • What managerial or leadership aspects will this role involve?
  • Where does this role fit within the organisational structure?
  • What does an average day in this role look like?
  • Is there opportunity for growth and development with this role?
  • What are the biggest challenges for this role?
  • How does this role contribute to the overall strategy of the organisation?
  • What does success look like for the organisation?
  • What are the key objectives for this role?
  • Where will this role be predominantly based?
  • Who are the key partners the organisation works with?
  • How would you describe an ideal candidate?
  • When will you be in a position to make a decision on a successful candidate?

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