The decision to invite you for longlist (first) interview is based on the information you give in your application. Available via this website you can access a Role Profile and a Role Specification. You should read these carefully as this information will help you to decide if you wish to apply for the job. The Role Profile lists the duties of the post. The Role Specification lists the experience, skills, abilities, knowledge and personal characteristics needed to do the job.
Help in compiling your application can be found on the Proventure Website. Your application for the role should be made up of:
- A completed CV
- A covering letter, explaining your interest in the role and outline your current salary package. Also, please include details of any connections or relationships you may have with employees, councillors or their families at Leeds City Council.
- A response to the 6 Experience items found in the “Key requirements” of the Role Specification. Note To access the relevant Role Profile and Role Specification (if you have not already done so) please go to the role’s specific web page. Here you can fill out your contact details and a PDF link for the RP and RS will then appear in the webpage you are on. You will also receive an email with the link included (this may go to spam in your email provider).
- A completed Equal-Opportunities-Form-March2017
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Please indicate in your covering letter if there are any dates when you would be unavailable for interview.
In responding to the person specification, you should consider your own experience and suitability for the role. We suggest that you take each role specification item individually and then provide your evidence point by point. For each item outline the role in which you have shown the necessary experience and how you have demonstrated this (the skills and behaviours you have displayed). You should then provide one good example for each item, describing the challenge or issue you faced, what you did and the outcome achieved. Outcomes should be concrete, clearly quantified or evidenced.
You should aim to use no more than one third or half a page for each item response to the person specification; bullet points are OK. Please do not get fixated on the length of the application but try to avoid being over long.
Please also provide the names, positions, organisations, email address and telephone contact numbers of two individuals who could be approached as referees, one of which should be from your existing/last employer. We will only approach referees if you are invited to attend the final stages of the process, and will only do so having first requested your permission. Also, please outline your current remuneration and any dates on which you would be unavailable for interview.
Please remember to complete the Equal Opportunities Form. We use the information to help us in assessing the effectiveness of our Equal Opportunities Policy.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com with the job number and title in the subject field:
Director of Children and Families Ref:729
If necessary, post applications to:
Proventure Consulting Ltd
Blackfriars House, Parsonage
Timetable – candidates who have been interviewed as part of the longlist will be informed of whether they will be proceeding to the final stage on the morning of Tuesday11 July. Please be aware this will provide only 2 days notice.
|Closing date||Friday 23 June|
|First stage interview||5/6 July in Manchester|
|Final stage interview and assessment centre|| Thursday 13 July Assessment Centre
Monday 17 July Final panel interview
Please note that the timetable may change. Any changes will be indicated on this recruitment website. If in doubt, please contact us to discuss.
Queries and help
We have provided more information on this Proventure website that will help you to produce your application. Please take your time to review this before sending your documents to us. The information provided will give you the tools you need to maximise the impact of your application.
If you have any queries about this appointment, about your application, or would like an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Mark Tobin on 07717 725 844 or Stephen Cooley on 07747 698829. They will be pleased to take your call.
Please contact Proventure Consulting on 0161 835 3377 if you have a disability and wish to make alternative arrangements. If you have difficulty in completing your application we will be happy to consider an alternative application, eg: tape or Braille.
Should you require any adjustments to be made to the selection process arising from any disability please notify us of your needs.