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:

      Chief Executive   Director of Finance and Resources  Non-Executive Directors
    Closing Date for Applications 15th August  22nd August  1st August
    Longlist Meeting (Candidates are not required to attend) N/A - proceed straight to shortlist N/A - proceed straight to shortlist 4th August
    Preliminary (Technical) Interviews To be included as part of final panel process To be included as part of final panel process N/A
    Shortlist Meeting (Candidates are not required to attend) 7th September  7th September  N/A 
    Assessment Centre / Final Panel Process 28th September (to include technical assessment) 29th September (to include technical assessment) 9th August
    * we are currently in the process of finalising this timetable, please check back frequently to ensure you are appraised of the final dates.


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