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(k) Dispensers and Sanitary Inspectors are selected, when required from this Country, on the
recommendation of the Crown Agents for the Colonies, except for West Africa, for which
the War Office usually would be asked to select from the R.A.M.C. (1) Vacancies for N.C.O's. of Police and European Constables.-For the following appoint
ments candidates are selected, when required, by the Crown Agents for the Colonies, 4, Millbank, S.W. 1.
(1) Inspectors in the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States. Preference is given to candidates with previous civil police experience.
(2) European Sergeants in Ceylon. Preference is given to candidates with previous civil police experien
(3) Inspectors or Assistant Inspectors in Uganda. Candidates must be unmarried, and should have experience of police work.
(4) Superintendents of Police in the Southern Provinces of Nigeria.
(5) In Hongkong and in Kenya constables are from time to time selected by the Crown Agents.
N.B.- in Kenya, vacancies in the rank of Assistant Inspectors are filled by the promotion of constables.
For information as to pay, and status of N.C.O. ranks in East Africa Police Forces, see Part IV.
Note.-In nearly all the Colonies and Protectorates the rank and file of the Police are
recruited locally from the inhabitants of the country. (m) Gaolers and Warders.-Where a candidate with previous experience of home prisons is
required, the Home Office would be asked to recommend from the Home Prisons Service.
In other cases the Crown Agents for the Colonies would select. (n) Postal and Telegraph Clerks (male and female) are selected, when required, from the Home
Service on the recommendation of the Postmaster-General, to whom applications should be
addressed. (0) Lady Typists and Clerks are generally appointed locally. No list of candidates is kept
at the Colonial Office. For any Posts mentioned in any paragraph of the above section, application should NOT be made to the Assistant Private Secretary (Appointments), Colonial Office.
3. General information respecting the Colonial Services,
Information as to the staff of the Colonies and Protectorates, the climate and local conditions, can be obtained from the “Colonial Office List,” published by Messrs. Waterlow and Sons. That publication also contains the Colonial Regulations governing the Colonial Services generally, and showing the rules as to leave of absence, free passages, etc. These Regulations can be purchased separately through any bookseller, or directly from H.M. Stationery Office at the following addresses : Imperial House, Kingsway, London, W.C.2, and 28, Abingdon Street, London, S.W.1; 37, Peter Street, Manchester ; 1, St. Andrew's Crescent, Cardiff ; 23, Forth Street, Edinburgh. Price 9d. net.
4. The following information applies only to the Colonies in which the Secretary of State controls the administration :(a) Public Services of the various Colonies usually distinct. -As a general rule, each colony has
its own public service distinct from that of every other colony; and it is only the higher officers who are transferred by the Secretary of State from one colony to another.
There is an exception to this rule in the case of the Eastern Colonies, the services of the Straits Settlements and the Malay States being regarded as one, and the officers being
liable to be transferred at any time from the Colony to the Malay States or vice versa. (6) Offices below 1001. in value.--Offices of which the emoluments do not exceed 1001. a year are
invariably filled by the appointment of local candidates selected by the Governor, who
has the absolute disposal of all such appointments. (c) Offices from 1001.to 3001. in value.- When a vacancy occurs in an office of which the emoluments
exceed 1001. and do not exceed 3002.* a year, the Governor reports it to the Secretary of State together with the name and qualifications of the person whom he has appointed to fill it
provisionally, and this recommendation is almost uniformly followed. (d) Offices exceeding 3001. in value.- When a vacancy occurs in an office of which the emoluments
exceed 3001. a year, the Governor follows the same course as to reporting the vacancy and provisional appointment, and he is at liberty to recommend a candidate for the final appointment; but it is distinctly understood that the Secretary of State has the power of nominat
ing another instead. (e) Vacancies in the higher grades usually filled by promotion.-Vacancies in the higher
grades are usually filled by promotion; and the power of nominating another candidate will therefore very seldom be exercised in favour of persons not already in the public service. As a general rule, it is only in the case of the highest offices, the posts referred to in Part III. of this memorandum, and those requiring professional or other special qualifications not to be found in the colonies themselves, that appointments are
made by the Secretary of State from this country. * In the case of offices in East Africa, the same course is adopted as in the case of offices the emoluments of which excee 1 £300 per annum.
CLASSES OF APPOINTMENTS FOR WHICH THE SECRETARY OF
STATE SELECTS. The principal classes of appointment in which vacancies are filled by the Secretary of State are as follows:
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES. * 1. These vacancies occur almost exclusively in East and West Africa. See Part III.
FIJI CADETSHIPS. There are also a few Cadetships in the Fiji and the Western Pacific Services. The salary is 250. with a temporary bonus (at present 602.). Candidates should be between the ages of 22 and 25. They will, in the first instance, be employed on clerical duties in the Secretariat, and will be on probation for three years, during which time they must acquire a satisfactory knowledge of Fijian or Hindustani or, if serving in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony or the British Solomon Islands Protectorate, pass an equivalent language test. Their subsequent employment, if their appointment is confirmed, will depend on the vacancies that may occur, and on the capacity they may have shewn themselves to possess. Further particulars are given in Memorandum, Australian (W. Pacific) No. 209, which can be obtained on application to the Assistant Private Secretary (Appointments). Only about two appointments are made annually.
LEGAL APPOINTMENTS OPEN TO BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS. 2. Barristers are required as law officers and judges, and in some instances as registrars and magistrates. The better-paid appointments, and those in the more healthy Colonies, are almost invariably filled by the promotion of officers who have rendered good service in the same or other colonies Candidates for first appointments should, therefore, be prepared, as a general rule, to accept a small salary or to go to one of the less healthy Colonies. Candidates should be under the age of 40.
Offices for which solicitors are required are almost always filled by the appointment of local candidates. But there are a few appointments, such as Registrarships, for which solicitors as well as barristers are regarded as eligible.
Details with regard to legal appointments are given in a separate memorandum. See Appendix I.
Barristers and Solicitors if under 35 are also eligible for the administrative appointments in tropical Africa described in Part III.
POLICE APPOINTMENTS.T 3. The majority of the vacancies for which the Secretary of State selects candidates are those in East and West Africa. See Part IV.
(a) WEST INDIAN CONSTABULARY. Particulars as to the Police Forces of British Guiana, Jamaica, and Trinidad are given in a separate memorandum (West Indian No. 158 (see Appendix I)). A certain number of vacancies as SubInspectors are reserved for candidates in this country, who are selected by the Secretary of State. Candidates must be unmarried and between the ages of 19 and 26.
Fresh regulations for the recruitment of these Forces are at present under consideration, and will be published as soon as possible.
Application should be made to the Governor by candidates resident in any of the above-named Colonies, and to the Assistant Private Secretary (Appointments) by candidates from elsewhere.
(6) EASTERN COLONIES AND PROTECTORATES. For appointments to commissioned rank in the police forces of Ceylon, Hongkong, the Straits Settlements, and the Malay States see separate memorandum, Eastern 130 (vide Appendix I). Candidates must be unmarried and between 19 and 25 years of age at the time of selection.
They must obtain a nomination from the Secretary of State, and are then selected after an examination conducted by the Civil Service Commissioners. Applications for nomination should be made to the Assistant Private Secretary (Appointments).
(c) FIJI CONSTABULARY. Appointments are made to the rank of Junior Sub-Inspector, but vacancies are of rare occurrence. Preference is given to unmarried candidates between the ages of 20 and 23.
The coinmencing salary is at the rate of 1801. per annum, and rises by annual increments of 10. to 2501. per annum. A temporary bonus schetae is at present in force and allows an increase of 191. 108. per annum upon a salary of 1801. per annum.
Officers are appointed on three years' probation and are required to devote themselves, for a certain time after arrival in the Colony, to learning the Fijian language or Hindustani or both. They are liable to be transferred at any time to the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony or the British Solomon Islands Protectorate.
* Administrative appointments in the Eastern Dependencies (Ceylon, Hongkong, the Straits Settlements and the Federated Malay States) are filled from the Cadet Service. See Part I, para. 2 (9).
† Applications for posts in the Police Forces other than for commissioned rank should not be made to the Assistant Private Secretary (Appointments), Colonial Office.
SCHEDULE OF APPOINTMENTS. 1 Inspector-General of Constabulary, 5001. by 251. to 6001., quarters (partly furnished), uniform, boot
allowance (61.), one orderly servant, free lighting and fuel. 1 Deputy Inspector-General, 4001, by 201. to 5001., quarters (partly furnished), uniform, boot allowance
(61.), one orderly servant, fuel. 4 District Inspectors, 3001. by 151. to 4001., quarters (partly furnished), uniform, boot allowance (61.),
one orderly servant, fuel. 2 Sub-Inspectors, 2501. by 101. to 3001., quarters (partly furnished), uniform, boot allowance (67), one
orderly servant, fuel. 3 Junior Sub-Inspectors, 1801. by 101. to 2501. quarters (partly furnished), uniform, boot allowance (61.), one orderly servant.
(d) OTHER COLONIES OUTSIDE EAST AND WEST AFRICA. Vacancies in other police forces are so seldom filled from this country, and the qualifications required are so diverse, that no general statement can be given.
EDUCATIONAL APPOINTMENTS. 4. Vacancies occur from time to time in the educational departments of the various Colonies and Protectorates. (1) In the case of elementary or technical posts, and for all appointments open to ladies, candidates are obtained, when required, through the Board of Education, or occasionally by advertisement in the press. No list of candidates for these appointments is kept at the Colonial Office, and enquiries with regard to them should be addressed to the Board of Education. (2) A list of candidates for other educational posts is kept at the Colonial Office. These posts may be headmasterships, assistant masterships, or posts in connection with the organisation of education generally involving duties of an “inspecting” nature. The conditions and emoluments attaching to educational appointments vary so greatly according to the conditions in force in the various Colonies that it is impossible to set forth much general information about them in a pamphlet. The initial salaries vary between about 2501, and 5601. per annum, with an occasional vacancy at a higher salary. They generally rise by increments at fixed intervals to a higher figure. An idea of the salary of any particular post can be obtained by reference to the Colonial Office List published by Messrs. Waterlow and Sons; but this information is, of course, subject to revision. For vacancies under (2) a degree, generally in honours, at a British university is almost always required. Application for posts of this nature should be addressed to the Assistant Private Secretary (Appointments) Colonial Office.
COLONIAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT APPOINTMENTS. 5. A separate memorandum (see Appendix I.) is issued respecting the appointment of Assistant Auditors in the Colonial Audit Department. Candidates not already in the Government Service should be not less than 22 and not more than 26 years of age.
TREASURY AND CUSTOMS APPOINTMENTS.' 6. Assistant Treasurers and Customs Officers are required from time to time in the East African Dependencies.
The salary of an Assistant Treasurer in East Africa is 3001. a year for two years (while on probation), then 4001. rising by 202. annually to 5001. If his services are satisfactory, he then enters the scale 5001. by 25l. to 6001.
The salary of a Customs Officer is 4001. by 201. to 5001. Officers without previous Customs experience serve for two years at 3001. before entering this scale.
Supervisors of Customs and Assistant Treasurers for West Africa are also generally appointed from this country. Salaries are as follows: 4501. for three years, while on probation, and then, if confirmed 5101. rising by annual increments of 301. to 7201., and thence by annual increments of 401. to 9201. with efficiency bars at 6001., 7201., and 8401. Officers who have passed the 7201. efficiency bar receive in addition a Seniority Allowance (non-pensionable) of 61. a month while on duty in the Colonies.
For the above classes of appointments definite experience of accounts is essential. The nature of such experience should be clearly stated by the candidate on his application form, and a testimonial or testimonials with special reference to his proficiency therein from those under whom he has worked should accompany his form of application. Previous experience of Customs work is not normally required for Supervisorships of Customs in West Africa. Where candidates with such experience are required, as for certain East African Customs appointments, or for a particular vacancy, the Home Customs Service is usually asked to recommend.
For the higher posts in these Services, see under the respective Dependencies in Colonial Office List, published by Messrs. Waterlow and Sons.
MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS. 7. Details of these are given in separate memoranda, see Appendix I.
AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND VETERINARY AND OTHER SCIENTIFIC APPOINTMENTS. 8. There are from time to time vacancies in the various Colonial Agricultural and Forestry Departments, and also for Veterinary Officers, Analytical Chemists and Geologists. Agricultural yacancies may be for Botanists, Entomologists, Mycologists, Agricultural Chemists, &c., as well as for less specialized officers, such as Assistant Superintendents of Agriculture. For these posts, candidates with definite scientific qualifications for the post in question are required. Further particulars regarding these appointments are given in a separate memorandum (see Appendix I).
SURVEYORS. 9. Vacancies for surveyors are occasionally at the disposal of the Secretary of State, mainly in connection with minor trigonometrical, topographical, and cadastral work in tropical Africa, Ceylon, and the Malay States. Details with regard to these are given in a separate memorandum. See Appendix I.
MINING APPOINTMENTS. 10. There are occasional vacancies for Mining Engineers in the Mines Departments of the Federated Malay States, Nigeria, the Gold Coast and Trinidad. Application should be made to the Assistant Private Secretary (Appointments), Colonial Office, who will send information in regard to these services on request.
MARINE APPOINTMENTS. 11. (a) Harbour Masterships.—There are occasional vacancies for Port Officers or Harbour Masters. The conditions of these posts vary too much for general information to be given, but the salary of any particular post can generally be found in the Colonial Office List. The better paid posts are usually filled by promotion from within the Colonial Service.
(6) Nigerian Marine. – Vacancies occur from time to time for Marine Officers in Nigeria (4801. rising by annual increments of 301. to 7201., and thence by annual increments of 401. to 9201., with efficiency bars at 6001., 7201. and 8401.). "Officers who have passed the 7201. efficiency bar receive in addition a Seniority Allowance (non-pensionable) of 61. a month while on duty in Nigeria.
(c) Uganda Railway Steamers.--'There are occasional vacancies for Second Officers in the Uganda and Busoga Railway Steamer Services on Lake Victoria and Lake Kioga (4001. by 201. to 5001.).
The higher posts in these services, which are filled by promotion from (0) and (c) respectively, are as follows :(1) Nigerian Marine.
Director-1,4001. plus 2801. duty allowance.
Principal Marine Officers-9601. plus 961. duty allowance. (2) Uganda Railway Steamer Service.
Chief Officers-5001, by 251. to 6001. (d) Uganda and Tanganyika Marine. There are at rare intervals vacancies for Officers in the Uganda Marine on Lake Albert, or in the Tanganyika Marine.
N.B.–For all the above appointments candidates must either (1) have held a commission in the Royal Navy or (2) hold a master's or extra-masters certificate and be an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve.
The only exception is that for (c) Royal Navy or Royal Naval Reserve qualifications, though preferred, are not indispensable,
Applications for the above should be made to the Assistant Private Secretary (Appointments).
(e) Minor Appointments.- Candidates for other marine appointments, such as marine engineering appointments and posts on colliers and dredgers in the Nigerian Marine, beach masters, and dredging masters, are usually selected by the Crown Agents for the Colonies, and application should be made to them and NOT to the Assistant Private Secretary (Appointments).
MILITARY APPOINTMENTS. 12. Practically the only military appointments in West and East Africa under the Colonial Office are those in the West African Frontier Force, the King's African Rifles and the Somaliland Camel Corps.
Candidates for the West African Frontier Force must be officers of the Regular Army, Special Reserve, Reserve of Officers or Territorial Army, and must be more than 22 years of age and, if Lieutenants, unmarried. Officers of the Militia, Yeomanry, Reserve of Officers and Territorial Army, will not be accepted if Officers of the Regular Army are available, which is the case at present. Candidates for the King's African Rifles and Somaliland Camel Corps must be officers of the Regular Army. Candidates are selected only after a personal interview at the Colonial Office, and should take an opportunity of calling to see the Staff Officer, West African Frontier Force, or the Staff Officer, King's African Rifles, Colonial Office. The final selection rests with the Army Council. Information as regards West African Frontier Force vacancies will be found in Army Council Instruction No. 630 of 1920, and as regards King's African Rifles vacancies in Army Council Instruction No. 524 of 1920. These should be consulted by intending applicants.
Candidates to fill vacancies in the Arab Levies and Palestine Gendarmerie are selected only after a personal interview with the Military Adviser to the Middle East Department, Colonial Office, or by asking the Army Council to nominate candidates. In any case the final decision rests with the Army Council, and at present only Regular Officers will be selected.
IMMIGRATION APPOINTMENTS. 13. Persons possessing a competent knowledge of one or more Indian languages may have their names noted for consideration when vacancies occur in the Immigration Department of any of the colonies which provide facilities for the immigration of natives of India. But these appointments are few in number, and vacancies consequently do not often occur.
ECCLESIASTICAL APPOINTMENTS. 14. There is very little ecclesiastical patronage now remaining in the hands of the Secretary of State. If a post falls vacant which the Secretary of State has to fill, a candidate is selected in some special manner, with particular reference to the requirements and circumstances of the office. No list of candidates is kept.
APPOINTMENTS OPEN TO LADIES. 15. A considerable number of nurses is required for service under the Colonial Governments. In selecting candidates, the Secretary of State is guided by the recommendations of the Committee of the Overseas Nursing Association, which has been formed with the express object of providing the colonies with trained nurses, for private as well as Government employment. All applications should be addressed to the Secretary, Overseas Nursing Association, Imperial Institute, S.W.7. There are practically no other appointments in the Secretary of State's gift which are open to ladies, except occasional vacancies for Lady Medical Officers in the Federated Malay States, and Lady Postal Clerks and Telegraphists in Kenya and Uganda. The latter are selected from the Home Service.
APPOINTMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, 16. The Palestine Civil Service is now organised on lines similar to those of an ordinary Colonial Service. Vacancies in the junior ranks of the various departments may occasionally occur, but the majority of such appointments are held by Palestinians.
The Iraq Government Service is almost exclusively staffed by Iraqis. British Officers are, however, attached, generally as advisers or inspectors, to certain departments. Vacancies in posts of this nature may occasionally occur, appointments being made by the King of Iraq with the concurrence, and in most cases on the recommendation, of the Secretary of State for the Colonies.
APPOINTMENTS IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES OF EAST AND WEST AFRICA.
1. These appointments form the bulk of appointments in the Colonial Service for which the Secretary of State selects candidates, apart from those classes of appointments for which “specialist” qualifications are needed (such as Medical Officers, Forestry Officers, &c.).
Applications should be made to the Assistant Private Secretary (Appointments), Colonial Office.
The higher posts in these services are almost invariably filled by proinotion, and applications should be confined to appointment in the junior ranks.
2. The following details of the establishments of the Administrative Services and Secretariats of the East and West African Dependencies are given for the convenience of intending applicants :
KENYA COLONY AND PROTECTORATK,
Administration. 5 Senior Commissioners, 8C01. by 501. to 1,0001., quarters, or allowance in lieu. 1 Deputy Chief Native Commissioner, 8001, by 501. to 1,0001., quarters, or allowance in lieu. 103 Administrative Officers, 3001 for 2 years, then 4001. by 201. to 5001. by 251. to 6001. * by 251. to 7001., quarters, or allowance in lieu.
Secretariat. 1 Assistant Colonial Secretary, 8001. by 501. to 1,0001., quarters, or allowance in lien. 4 Assistant Secretaries, 3001. for 2 years, then 4001. hy 201. to 5001. by 251. to 6002* hy 25. to 7001., quarters, or allowance in lieu.
Administration. 4 Provincial Commissioners, 8001. by 501. to 1,0001., quarters, or allowance in lieu. 59 Administrative Officers, 3001. for 2 years, then 4001. by 201. to 5001, by 251. to 6007. * by 257. to 7001., quarters, or allowance in lieu.
Secretariat. 1 Assistant Chief Secretary, 800?. by 507. to 1,0001., quarters, or allowance in lieu. 4 Assistant Secretaries, 3001. for 2 years, then 4001. by 201. to 5001. by 251. to 6001.* by 251. to 7001.,
quarters, or allowance in lieu. fOne Assistant Secretary draws an allowance of 251. as Editor of the Official Gazette.
Administration. 1 Senior Commissioner, 8001, hy 501. to 1,0001., quarters, or allowance in lieu. 8 Administrative Officers, 3001. for 2 years, then 4001. by 207. to 5001. by 257. to 6001. * hy 251. to 7001., quarters, or allowance in lieu.
Secretariat. 1 Assistant Chief Secretary, 700l. by 251. to 8001., quarters, or allowance in lieu. 2 Assistant Secretaries, 3001. for 2 years, then 4001. by 201. to 5001. by 251. to 6007.* by 251. to 7001., quarters, or allowance in lieu.
* Subject to the passing of an "efficiency bar" at 6001. + One additionalAssistant Secretary at present for Native Affairs, but the appointment is provisional.