How to Apply

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


Please submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) and covering letter, ensuring that you quote the appropriate reference number as below:

Executive Director of Assets and Development: ema424

Executive Director of Operations: ema425

Head of Governance, Regulation and Risk: ema426

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);
  • National Insurance Number;
  • Employment history (explaining any gaps);
  • Education and dates your qualifications were obtained;
  • Current Memberships of relevant professional associations/Institutes and dates;

Your covering letter (maximum of 3 pages) should be used to convey why you are attracted to the role describing how your leadership style and skills will help SLH map out their future purpose, direction and priorities. The covering letter is considered an important aspect of your application and will be used to assess your motivation for the role.

An Equality and Diversity Recruitment Monitoring Form can be downloaded here This will assist SLH in monitoring selection decisions to assess whether equality of opportunity is being achieved. Any information collated from the Equality and Diversity Recruitment Monitoring Forms will not be used as part of the selection process and will be treated as strictly confidential.


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 to our retained consultants at ema consultancy Limited (ema) to

Your application will be treated with strictest confidence.


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 SLH.


The information outlined below has been agreed with SLH:

Closing Date (Executive Directors) 22 November 2021
Closing Date (Head of Governance, Regulation and Risk) 26 November 2021
Screening Interviews (on-line with ema) 30 November / 3 December 2021
Final Interviews: Executive Director of Assets and Development (on-line) 8 December 2021
Final Interviews: Executive Director of Operations (on-line) 9 December 2021
Final Interviews: Head of Governance, Regulation and Risk (on-line) 14 December 2021