How to Apply

Non-Executive Board Director

Thank you for expressing an interest in the above position. If you have read the candidate briefing information and you would like to apply, please follow the guidelines below.

Application Process

Please submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) and complete the Competency Framework application, ensuring that you quote reference number ema388

It is important that your CV highlights supporting evidence of how your previous experience and skills relate to the criteria outlined in the job description and person specification. Within your CV, please supply the following:

  • Full name and postal address;
  • Work and home telephone number, mobile number and email address (NB most written communication with you will be electronic);
  • Employment history (explaining any gaps);
  • Education and dates your qualifications were obtained;
  • Current Memberships of relevant professional associations/Institutes and dates.

We also request that you complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Personal Data

In line with GDPR, we ask that you do NOT send us any information that can identify children or any of your Sensitive Personal Data (racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, data concerning health or sex life and sexual orientation, genetic and / or biometric data) in your CV and application documentation. Following this notice, any inclusion of your Sensitive Personal Data in your CV/application documentation will be understood by us as your express consent to process this information going forward. Please also remember to not mention anyone’s information or details (e.g. referees) who have not previously agreed to their inclusion.

The timetable for the Selection Process is included below. In your supporting letter, please advise us if you have any difficultly with the outlined dates and/or any other dates when you are unavailable for assessment. We try to offer flexibility but it can be difficult to convene the selection panel outside the advertised selection dates due to diary commitments.

Please return your application by 12 noon, Friday 24 July 2020 (electronic submissions) to our retained consultants at ema to Your application will be treated with strictest confidence.

Assessment and Selection Process

All applications will be considered and assessed against the requirements of the Person Specification in order to select an initial long list of candidates. If you have been successful at this stage ema will contact you via telephone/email immediately following the initial longlisting meeting with Thirteen.


Process Date
Advert closes 12 noon, Friday 24 July 2020
Shortlisting and agree candidates for interviews Wednesday 5 August
Shortlisting interviews (if needed)
- Via Teams
Thursday 13 August
Final interviews / assessments (2-3 candidates max)
- Face to face (social distancing)
pm on 27 August
and/or all day
on 28  August
Appointments agreed
(references, background checks etc)
Thursday 3 September
Appointments confirmed at Board meeting Wednesday 23 September

Contact Details

If you have any queries about the position or the selection process; or if you would like an informal and confidential discussion with our consultant, please do not hesitate to contact Ian Robertson at ema on 07947 126329.

Thank you for your interest in this position

Ian Robertson

Ian Robertson
Executive Director

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