How to apply

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27th October 2021 at 12:00noon

The following 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 shortlisting, 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 for applications

Wednesday 27th October 2021 at 12:00noon

Shortlist meeting (Candidates are not required to attend)

Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Stakeholder panels (Virtual Assessments via MS Teams)

Tuesday 16th November 2021

Final interviews (In-Person at TfN Offices, Manchester)

Wednesday 17th November 2021

To apply for this role, please click the link below: 

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

If you have an accessibility need and/or require reasonable adjustments to the interview process (for example, perhaps an out of hours interview), please contact us to discuss it further and/or state this within your application documents.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented. As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

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