How to Apply

Thank you for expressing an interest in these posts at Magenta Living. 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 one of the following reference numbers:

Customer Director: ema468

Marketing and Brand Director: ema469

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 Forms will not be used as part of the selection process and will be treated as strictly confidential.

Please return your application by 3 November 2023 (electronic submissions) to our retained consultants at ema consultancy Ltd: email:


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. 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);
  • Relevant employment history;
  • Education qualifications;
  • Current salary;
  • 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 relevant experience and skills will help Magenta map out and deliver 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.


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.


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 long listing meeting with Magenta.


If you reach the final stage of assessments for either of these roles, we will ask you to complete a short video outlining your motivations for applying for the role and detailing 3 key skills/experience you can bring to the role applied for.



Closing Date:

3 November 2023

Screening Interviews: (on-line with ema)

8th and 9th November 2023

Pre-Final Interview Assessments / Meetings:

  • Completion of introductory 3-minute video to stakeholders
  • Optional opportunity for discussion with Andy Lomas, Executive Director: Customer & Communities, Magenta Living

Final Candidates Only

w/c 13 November 2023

Final Interviews and Assessments:

In person at Magenta offices

Marketing & Brand Director: 20 November 2023

Customer Director: 23 November 2023


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 Anne Elliott on 07875 762029.

Anne Elliott

Managing Director