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Is this the only position that is being made redundant within the business?
Legally, in a redundancy situation you would need to ensure there is a fair redundancy case to start with (i.e. one meeting the statutory definition of what a redundancy is), that you consult with the affected employee (which means having some form of meaningful discussion with them over what has brought around the redundancy and see if there are ways around it, plus offering them suitable alternative employment) and finally confirming the redundancy and offering them the chance to appeal, paying them what is due if the appeal is unsuccessful.
It does not sound like the job you have is suitable for them as it is more senior and they may simply not have the required level of qualifications or experience so something not suitable does not have to offered. Assuming the rest of the requirements are followed you would have discharged your statutory duties in redundancy.
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yes you do have to offer the right to appeal, if they appeal then you will need to hold an appeal hearing to listen to their appeal points then make a decision based on those and the overall situation