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 aligned to the person specification). Please also include your contact details.
  • 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.
  • 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 ensure that you address the key requirements as set out in the person specification. These 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 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.

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



Closing date for applications

Friday 6 November 2020


Longlist meeting (no candidate involvement)

Thursday 12 November


Technical interviews

Tuesday 17 November – CD Adult Care Operations


Tuesday 17 November - CD Housing


Wednesday 18 November – CD Adults Commissioning


Shortlist meeting (no candidate involvement)

Thursday 26 November


Stakeholder Panels

CD Adult Care Operations – various panels on Tuesday 1 December and Friday 4 December


CD Adults Commissioning – various panels on Wednesday 2 December and Friday 4 December


CD Housing – various panels on Thursday 3 December and Friday 4 December

1 to 1 with CEX


Wednesday 9 December (pm) - all roles


Final Members panel

Thursday 10 December (am) - CD Adult Care Operations


Thursday 10 December (pm) - CD Adults Commissioning


Friday 11 December (am) - CD Housing


To apply, please click here and then click on the relevant role.

Corporate Director – Adult Care Operations

Corporate Director – Adults Commissioning

If you have any questions about these roles or would like a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please contact Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849, Chris Barrow on 07500 888102 or Maggie Hennessy on 07877 004648.

Corporate Director – Housing

If you have any questions about this role or would like a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please contact Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.