How to Apply

Thank you for expressing an interest in one of the opportunities above. If you would like to apply, please follow the guidelines below.

Application Process

Please submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) and covering letter (no more than 3 pages), ensuring that you quote the following reference numbers for the post you are applying for.

  • Director of Development - EMA362
  • Assistant Director of Finance - EMA363

It is important that your CV/letter highlight 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;
  • Current or most recent salary.

We also request that you please complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form The equality and diversity information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence, will not be disclosed to the interview panel and will form no part of the selection process.

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 by 12 noon on Monday 6 May 2019 to our retained consultants at EMA to Due to issues with postal reliability email submissions are preferred to avoid disappointment. If you fail to receive confirmation of receipt of your application from us within 24 hours of sending please contact us to ensure safe delivery. In order to avoid last-minute IT issues, we also ask that you allow yourself ample time to submit your application in advance of the deadline.

Your application will be treated with strictest confidence.

If you do choose to send a hard-copy by post, the full address is as follows:

EMA Business & Management Consultancy Limited
13 Dormer Place
Leamington Spa
CV32 5AA

Assessment and Selection Process

All applications will be considered and assessed against the requirements of the Person Specification in order to select an initial short list of candidates. If you have been successful at this stage EMA will contact you via telephone/email immediately following the initial shortlisting meeting. If you are unsuccessful at this stage you will receive a letter from us informing you of this decision.


The information outlined below has been agreed with Wythenshawe Community Housing Group:

Director of Development

Process Date
Advertised Closing Date for Applications 12 noon, 6 May 2019
First Stage Interviews 14 May 2019
Final Interviews 23 May 2019

Assistant Director of Finance

Process Date
Advertised Closing Date for Applications 12 noon, 6 May 2019
First Stage Interviews 15 May 2019
Final Interviews 24 May 2019

*If you are invited for interview, you will be asked to bring along evidence of your professional qualifications as described on your CV.

Contact Details

If you have any queries about either of the positions or the selection process; or if you would like an informal and confidential discussion with our consultant, please do not hesitate to contact EMA on 01926 887272.

Thank you for your interest in this position.

Ian Robertson
Executive Director

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