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This guidance contains important information to help with your application:

  • Please apply by submitting a CV, a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4 in length), which states your motivation for applying for the role, and supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4 in length), aligned to the person specification;
  • Please ensure all gaps in employment and education history is 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 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 make sure you return your application by the closing date as stated below;
  • No applications will be accepted once long listing for the post has begun;
  • Following long listing you will be contacted directly by Penna’s consultants 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.

Please note these dates are indicative and could be subject to change. Candidates will be kept up to date on any variation in the timetable as and when appropriate.

Assistant Director: Planning Policy and Development
Assistant Director: Economy and Regeneration
Assistant Director: Performance and Transformation

Date

Activity

Friday 9th February  – 09.00am

Closing date for applications

w/c 18th February   

Shortlisting (Candidates not present)

Candidates will be advised if successful for the next stage of the process

Friday 2nd March  

Assessment centre including preliminary interviews – AD: Planning Policy and Development

Monday 5th March

Assessment centre including preliminary interviews – AD: Economy and Regeneration

Tuesday 6th March

Assessment centre including preliminary interviews – AD: Performance and Transformation

Friday 9th March

Final Interview Panel - AD: Planning Policy and Development

Monday 19th March

Final Interview Panel - AD: Economy and Regeneration

Tuesday 13th March

Final Interview Panel - AD: Performance and Transformation

 

Executive Director: Environment
Executive Director: Wellbeing

Date

Activity

Monday 8th January – 09.00am

Closing date for applications

Monday 15th January

Longlisting (Candidates not present)
Candidates will be advised if successful for the next stage of the process

Thursday 18th January

Assessment centre including preliminary interviews - Executive Director, Environment

Friday 19th  January

Assessment centre including preliminary interviews - Executive Director, Wellbeing

Monday 22nd January

Final Interview Panel – Executive Director, Environment

Wednesday 31st January

Final Interview Panel – Executive Director, Wellbeing

Please note that following the Longlisting on the 15th January, if successful you will need to complete 2 online psychometric assessments ahead of the Assessment Centre.

Assistant Director: Finance and Procurement
Assistant Director: Law and Governance

Date

Activity

Monday 8th January – 09.00am

Closing date for applications

w/c 15th January

Shortlisting (Candidates not present)

 

Candidates will be advised if successful for the next stage of the process

 w/c 22nd January

Assessment centre including preliminary interviews

w/c 29th January

Final Interview Panel

Please note that following the preliminary interviews, if successful you will need to complete 2 online psychometric assessments ahead the assessment centre.

Assistant Director: Property, Investment and Contract Management
Assistant Director: Housing
Assistant Director: Customer and IT Services

Date

Activity

Friday 12th January

Closing date for applications

w/c 22nd January

Shortlisting (Candidates not present)
Candidates will be advised if successful for the next stage of the process

w/c 29th January

Assessment centre including preliminary interviews

Tuesday 5th February

Final Interview Panel

Please note that following the Shortlisting, if successful you will need to complete 2 online psychometric assessments ahead the assessment centre.

Confidential Discussion

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, please contact our retained consultants at Penna Executive David Slatter on 07500 828610 OR Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

 

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