I appear to have succeeded in my quest to find a large public organisation with a sense of humour, though I may have failed to get myself an Extremely Well Paid Job at the same time:
British Nuclear Fuels plc.,
1100 Daresbury Park,
Dear Mr. Lightfoot,
Thank you for your letter of 28th December, recommending yourself for the position of Chairman of BNFL plc.
Although it appears that you have some of the qualifications required for the position, may I suggest you direct a formal application to the Department of Trade and Industry who placed the recruitment advertisement.
I am sure your application will warrant their full consideration.
-- so, votes for digging out the advert and making a formal application to DTI?