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:

Chief Executive

Activity Date
Closing date 19th May 2024
Longlist meeting (Candidates are not required to attend) 30th May 2024
Preliminary Interviews & Fireside 1:1 with Mayor 4th/ 5th June 2024
Shortlist meeting (Candidates are not required to attend) 19th June 2024
Assessment & Engagement Panels  W/C 24th June & W/C 1st July 2024
Final Interviews (In person) 5th July 2024


For a confidential conversation, please contact: Julie Towers on 07764 791736, Andy Tromans on 07805 226301 or Rachael Morris on 07840 711217.


Equalities & Diversity Statement

Our vision is to create a workforce which is truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, where employees feel respected and able to give their best in a working environment where everyone is treated fairly, showcasing a commitment to tackling inequality and promoting diversity.

East Midlands Combined County Authority is committed to encouraging equality, diversity, and an inclusive culture.

Individuals across all backgrounds, experiences and cultures are at the heart of EMCCA and our aim is to welcome and encourage the most talented people to join us, regardless of background, where everyone counts.