How to Apply

Housing Services Director

Thank you for expressing an interest in the above position. If you have read the candidate briefing information on this website and you would like to apply, please follow the guidelines below.

Application Process

Please submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) and covering letter, ensuring that you quote reference EMA361 and indicating where your experience best matches the skills we require.

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 (Written communication with you will be electronic);
  • 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 this role and how your experience will be able to support the Board, Chief Executive and Castles & Coasts. 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 .

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, Friday 15 February 2019 (electronic submissions preferred) to our retained consultants at EMA Business and Management Consultancy Limited (EMA) to Your application will be treated with strictest confidence.

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

EMA Business and 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 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 Castles & Coasts Housing Association.


Process Date
Closing Date 12 noon, Friday 15 February 2019
First Interviews 26 or 27 February 2019
Final Interviews 7 March 2019

Contact Details

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

Thank you

Ian Robertson

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