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 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: 

Date Activity

Closing date

Sunday 26th March 2023

Longlist Meeting (Candidates not required)

W/C 11th April 2023

 Preliminary Interviews (In Person)

AD Inclusive Services - 18th April 2023

AD Education Services - 19th April 2023

AD Legal & Assurance - TBC


Stakeholder Panel Interviews (In Person)

AD Inclusive Services - 25th April 2023

AD Education Services - 26th April 2023

AD Legal & Assurance - TBC

Shortlist Meeting (Candidates not required)

4th May 2023 

Online Psychometric Assessments 

W/C 8th May 2023

Final Interviews 

AD Inclusive Services - 16th May 2023

AD Education Services - 18th May 2023

AD Legal & Assurance - TBC


To apply for the roles, please visit 

If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion please contact our retained consultants at Penna: 

Nick Raper on 07715 690463 or - Assistant Director for Legal & Assurance role.

Amin Aziz on 07709 514141 or - Assistant Director Inclusive Learning Services/ Assistant Director Education Services roles.