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:

Executive Director Resources (S73)

Director of Law and Governance (MO)



Closing Date

Sunday 11th February 2024

Longlist Meeting (candidates are not required to attend)

Friday 16th February 2024

Preliminary Interviews

19th - 28th February 2024

Please note - the interview dates will be subject to role and you will be asked to confirm availability if longlisted.  

Shortlist Meeting (candidates are not required to attend)

Friday 8th March 2023

Stakeholder Panels

11th March and 12th March 2024

Final Interviews

ED Resources - Wednesday 13th March 2024

Dir of Legal & Governance - Thursday 14th March 2024

For a confidential discussion, please contact our retained consultants at Penna:

Carol Coyle on 07500 887849 or or Julie Towers on 07764 791 736, or Andrew Tromans on 07805 226 301 or