How to Apply

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This guidance contains important information to help with your application:

  • Please apply by submitting a CV and supporting statement aligned to the person specification:
  • 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. Also please let us have details of two referees - we will only approach these for candidates proceeding to final panel and after we have discussed these further with you;
  • Please ensure that you address the key requirements set out in the person specification. The competencies will be used as part of the assessment process;
  • Please complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form. 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 make sure you return your application by the closing date of 13th April and by 9am;
  • No applications will be accepted once long listing for the post has begun;
  • Following long listing you will be contacted directly by the Councils' consultants at Penna to update you on the status of your application.

The following timetable sets out key dates in our recruitment process. Please ensure that you mention in your covering letter if any of these dates present you with a problem.

13th April Closing date
25th and/or 26th April Preliminary interviews with a meeting with the Leaders of the two Councils
10th May Assessment / Final panel

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and will be pleased to help meet any requirements arising as part of the recruitment process, for example as a result of disability.

Confidential Discussion

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, please contact our retained consultants at Penna Executive Search, Anthony Hopkin, on 07500042272, Julie Towers, on 07764791736