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:

To apply please click the links below:

South Kesteven District Council
Recruitment Campaign
Activity Timetable Senior Recruitment 

Role Activity Date
Deputy Chief Executive Application Closing Date Monday 7th December
Deputy Chief Executive Preliminary Interviews
Shortlist after interview
w/c 14th December
Deputy Chief Executive Final Selection Process w/c 14th December
Director of Housing & Property
Director of Growth & Culture
Application Closing Date Friday 11th December
Director of Housing & Property
Director of Growth & Culture
Preliminary Interviews
Shortlist after interview
w/c 4th January
Director of Housing & Property
Director of Growth & Culture
Final Selection Process w/c 18th January


South Kesteven District Council

Recruitment Campaign
Activity Timetable 

Role Activity Date
Head of Democratic Services
Head of Development and Policy
Application Closing Date Friday 11th December 2020
Head of Democratic Services
Head of Development and Policy
Schedule of Recommendation due to Client Wednesday 16th December 2020
Head of Democratic Services
Head of Development and Policy
Longlist Meeting Thursday 17th December 2020
Head of Democratic Services
Head of Development and Policy
Preliminary Interviews w/c 4th January 2021
Head of Democratic Services
Head of Development and Policy
Shortlist Meeting w/c 11th January 2021
TBC WAVE & Hogan Psychometrics sent out TBC
Head of Democratic Services
Head of Development and Policy
Final Selection Process w/c 18th January 2021