How to Apply

Thank you for expressing an interest in this position. 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 reference number ema:472

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);
  • Current salary;
  • 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 experience and skills will help PSVT 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.

We also request that you complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which can be downloaded here. Any information collated from the Equality and Diversity Recruitment Monitoring Form will not be used as part of the selection process and will be treated as strictly confidential.

The timetable for the selection process is included below. In your supporting letter, please advise us if you have any difficulty 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 noon, 29 January 2024 (electronic submissions) to our retained consultants at ema consultancy Limited (ema) to:


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 PSVT.


Process Date
Closing Date Noon, 29 January 2024
Screening Interviews (online) w/c 12 February 2024
Final Interviews and Assessments (in person at PSVT Offices) w/c 4 March 2024


If you have any queries about the position or the selection process; or if you would like an informal and confidential discussion with our retained consultant, please contact Anne Elliott at ema on 07875 762029.

Anne Elliott
Managing Director