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Advertising of vacancies

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), where a vacancy in the police support staff is to be filled under section 4(3) of the Act, the Chief Constable or the agent shall publish notice of the vacancy.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to a vacancy for any post which is not a relevant post, if it appears to the Chief Constable that it is unnecessary to publish notice of the vacancy.

(3) In publishing notice of vacancies in accordance with paragraph (1) the Chief Constable or (as the case may be) the agent shall have regard to the recommendations contained in paragraph 15.8 of the Report of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland (“A New Beginning: Policing in Northern Ireland” published on 9th September 1999).