How to apply

Closing date for Applications : Monday 16th August 2021 at 9:00am

This guidance contains important information to help with your application for either role:

  • 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:


Assistant Director Children’s Social Care

Head of SEND

Closing date for Applications

Monday 16th August 2021 at 9:00am

Monday 16th August 2021 at 9:00am

Longlist Meeting (Candidates are not required to attend)

w/c Monday 23rd August 2021 (TBC)

w/c Monday 23rd August 2021 (TBC)

Preliminary Interviews

Monday 13th September 2021

w/c Monday 13th September 2021

Shortlist Meeting (Candidates are not required to attend)

Monday 20th September 2021

w/c Monday 20th September 2021 (TBC)

Final Panel Interviews

Wednesday 6th October 2021

w/c Monday 27th September 2021 (TBC)

To apply for either of these roles, please click the link below:

If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please call or email:

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