How to apply

This guidance contains important information to help with your application:

  • Please apply by submitting a CV and Covering Letter (no more than four sides of A4 in length per document aligned to the person specification). Please also include your contact details.
  • Please ensure all gaps in employment and education history are fully explained on your CV; we may wish to verify this information during the recruitment process.
  • Please provide the details of two referees. Note that we will only approach referees for candidates proceeding to final selection and only with your permission. Please clearly indicate whether we can approach each referee before the selection date.
  • Please ensure that you address the key requirements as set out in the person specification. These competencies will be used as part of the assessment process.
  • Please complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form when you upload your details. We are keen to ensure that all our jobs are accessible to all members of the community and use this data to monitor our progress in doing this.
  • Please return your application by the closing date – no applications will be accepted once the long listing process has begun.
  • Following long listing, you will be contacted directly by a Penna consultant to update you on the status of your application.

The following timetable sets out the key dates in the recruitment process:

Acitivity Dates
Closing Date for Applications Tuesday 4th July 2023 (midnight)
Longlist Meeting (Candidates are not required to attend) w/c 10th July 2023
Preliminary (Technical) Interviews w/c 17th July 2023
Shortlist Meeting (Candidates are not required to attend) w/c 24th July 2023
Assessment Centre / Final Panel Process Stakeholder interviews: 31st July 2023 / Final interviews: 1st August 2023 


To apply please click the link below:

Chief Executive 

If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion please contact our retained consultants at with a Penna:

Carol Coyle on 07500 887849 or

Amin Aziz on 07709 514 141 or

Maggie Hennessy on 07877 004648 or