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:

Activity Date
Closing Date  5 April 2024 – 12 Noon
Longlist Meeting (Candidates not required) 17 April 2024
Preliminary Interviews 22 April 2024
Shortlist Meeting (Candidates not required) 2 May 2024
Online Psychometric Assessment/ Validation Calls W/C 6 May & W/C 13 May 2024
Stakeholder Panels (Virtual) 21 May 2024
Final Panel Interview (In Person) 22 May 2024

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

For further information or confidential discussion, please contact:

Amin Aziz on 07709 514 141 or at or

Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849 or at