How to Apply

This guidance contains important information to help with your application:

  • Please apply by submitting a CV and Covering Letter that answers the following questions, drawing on your previous experience where possible, in a total of 1000 words or less:

    • What attracts you to this role?

    • What would your unique contribution be in this role, and how would this contribution be seen in action?

    • How would you establish and manage your profile in this role, both internally and externally?

  • Please include in your covering letter any relevant information regarding your eligibility for employment, and any Directorships you hold.

  • 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 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.

  • You should advise if you are able to represent those living, working and studying outside Greater London in areas served or to be served by TfL's rail passenger services.

  • All applications will be acknowledged. Any potential conflict of interest will also be explored.

  • Please also ensure that you complete and return the attached recruitment monitoring and criminal declaration forms.

  • 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:

TfL Board Members

Activity Date
Closing date Sunday 12th May 2024
Longlist Meeting (Candidates are not required to attend) Wednesday 15th May 2024
Preliminary Interviews (Virtual via MS Teams)

Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th, Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May 2024

Shortlist Meeting (Candidates are not required to attend) Thursday 6th June 2024
Final Panel Interviews Wednesday 19th June – Thursday 4 July 2024

For a confidential conversation about this role, please contact:

Zara Bruton on 07743 980 867 or email: or Dawar Hashmi on 07513 706 265 or email:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: In order to complete your application for this role, please download and email the completed 'Criminal Declaration Form' to:

Apply for TfL Board Members role