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 your full employment history is outlined in your CV; and that where there are essential criteria, competencies and/or qualifications you make clear how you meet these. 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 share with us in your supporting statement, the values and behaviours that you bring to your leadership, and how you will transfer your skills and experience into this role.
  • Please complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form when you upload your details.
  • 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.
  • At any point throughout the process our retained consultants at Penna will be happy to help you with information, insight and guidance about the process and our clients.

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



Closing Date

Friday 10th February 2023

Longlist Meeting

Tuesday 21st February 2023

Preliminary Interviews

Tuesday 28th February and Wednesday 1st March 2023

Shortlist Meeting

Tuesday 7th March 2023

Assessment Centres

Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th March 2023

Final Panel Interviews

Friday 24th March 2023


To apply for these roles, please click the links below:

Executive Director for Adults, Health and Commissioning

Executive Director for Children, Education and Families

For further information or confidential discussion, please contact our consultants at Penna: Carol Coyle on 07500 887849, Maggie Hennessy on 07877 004648 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.