How To Apply

  • Please apply by submitting a CV, and a supporting statement which outlines your motivation for applying for the role and how you meet the person specification (no more than 4 sides of A4 in length per document). Please ensure that you address the key requirements set out in the person specification. This will be used as part of the assessment process.
  • Please ensure any gaps in employment and education history are fully explained on your CV. We will verify this information during the recruitment process.
  • Please let us have details of two referees (one should ideally be your current employer) - we will only approach referees with your permission and if you are shortlisted.
  • 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 make sure you return your application by the closing date as stated below.
  • Following shortlisting you will be contacted directly by Penna’s consultants to update you on the status of your application.

To apply for either of these roles please follow the link below:

If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please contact:

  • David Slatter on 07500 828610 or
  • Helen Alwell on 07809 905467

Recruitment Timetables 

Director of Law and Democratic Services

Closing Date for Applications

Monday 7th December 2020 at 9:00am

Longlist Discussions (Candidate Attendance not Required)

Thursday 10th December 2020

Technical Interviews (via MS Teams)

Tuesday 15th December 2020

Shortlist Discussions (Candidate Attendance not Required)

Wednesday 6th January 2021
Assessment Centre

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Final Member Interviews

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Director of Education and Skills

Closing Date for Applications

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Longlist Discussions (Candidate Attendance not Required)                   

Monday 11th January 2021 

Technical Interviews (via MS Teams)

Wednesday 13th / Thursday 14th January 2021 

Shortlist Discussions (Candidate Attendance not Required)

Friday 22nd January 2021 
Children and Young People's Panel

Friday 29th January 2021 (4:30pm - 8:00pm)

Assessment Centre

Monday 1st February 2021

Final Member Interviews

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

We are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19. We appreciate this is a fluid situation and, therefore, will be adapting our recruitment processes accordingly. All our recruitment activities will continue to provide a fair and transparent experience. During this time, face-to-face interviews will be replaced by video calls where possible. If you have an accessibility need and/or require reasonable adjustments to the interview process (for example, perhaps an out of hours interview), please contact us to discuss it further and/or state this within your application documents.