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:

Date Activity

Closing Date

4th December 2022

Preliminary Interviews - Penna offices, London

14th & 15th December 2022

Stakeholder Panel Interviews, Brent 

16th January 2023

Senior Staff Appointments Sub Committee Panel, Brent

17th January 2023

Full Council Meeting for Approval of Appointment

(Candidate is not required to attend)

23rd January 2023


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For further information or confidential discussion, please contact Dawar Hashmi at Penna on 07513 796 265 or email: Julie Towers on 07764 791 736 or email: or Rob Naylor on 07922 417 550 or email: