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 refereesNote 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 our 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

5pm on Friday 15th November 2019

Longlist meeting

Thursday 21st November 2019

Preliminary interviews with RB Kingston

w/c 25th November 2019

Shortlist meeting

Thursday 5th December 2019

Final interviews with RB Kingston

Wednesday 11th or Thursday 12th December 2019

To apply, please click the link below to login to our application system:

Assistant Director, Strategic Planning & Infrastructure

If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please contact Ben Cox on 07809 374692 / or Helen Anderson on 07936 329908 /