It has advertised for a 'strategic communications adviser', specifying 'at least six years' experience' as a prerequisite to applicants.
As freelance hack Sunjay Kakar informs us, the Home Office confirms the hire might not be made until October, allowing enough time for pre-appointment checks. And as legal professionals and employment groups point out, people with three years under their belt could have more hands-on experience than someone with six where nothing much happened.
A Home Office spokesman says: 'The Home Office is currently reviewing its policies and procedures, including those related to recruitment, to ensure compliance with the employment equality regulations that come into force on 1 October.' Quite.