Closing date : Friday 27th August 2021

This guidance contains important information to help with your application for either role:

  • 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:

Closing date for Applications

Friday 27th August 2021

Longlist Meeting (Candidates are not required to attend)

Thursday 2nd September 2021

Preliminary Interviews

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th September 2021

Shortlist Meeting (Candidates are not required to attend)

Wednesday 8th September 2021

Assessment Centre including Stakeholder Panels

Wednesday 15th September 2021

Final Member Interviews

Friday 17th September 2021

To apply for this role, please click the link below:

For an informal discussion contact our retained consultants at Penna: Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or or Pete John on 07701 305617 or