Chief Executive - Hertfordshire County Council - Hertford/Stevenage/Hybrid - £ Competitive

Hertfordshire is a significant and distinctive county, home to 1.2m residents and many globally renowned brands and businesses. Its fascinating mix of thriving garden cities and historic market towns and picturesque villages afford an unparalleled quality of life and opportunity. Hertfordshire is a uniquely well-placed environment to live, learn, work and do business in, where people thrive and places prosper. The County delivers in excess of £40bn GVA now, and is poised for further ambitious growth and success.

The County Council provides strategic place leadership for Hertfordshire, working closely with other public service partners and businesses, and influencing regionally and nationally. Delivering a huge variety of services, directly and through others, the Council is well-regarded by our residents and stakeholders. Significant change and transformation now will ensure a realigned organisation, operating from new headquarters in Stevenage, that is fit for future purpose and agile and responsive to our communities.

The scope, scale and complexity of Hertfordshire requires a dynamic leader with the capacity and appetite to lead a significant organisation and its strong existing team. As well as managing the considerable financial pressures and service demands, there is the requirement to plan effective and affordable public services which meet and exceed Hertfordshire’s ambitions for its residents, ensuring a cleaner, greener and healthier Hertfordshire.

This will demand a leader who will inject energy, pace and innovation across the County Council, the County Council’s key partners and beyond organisational boundaries at a time of disruption and reinvention. Effective stewardship of the organisation and the place remains critical, whilst accelerating the commercial and business-like approach Hertfordshire has so successfully deployed to date to such good effect.

Irrespective of where you are now, you will bring effective leadership to shape future public services in Hertfordshire. Commercially savvy, politically astute, risk intelligent, connected and engaged, ambitious for Hertfordshire’s residents, equally comfortable with the big picture and granular detail. These are all key ingredients which will ensure you thrive in this tremendous role and, in doing so, ensure that Hertfordshire continues to grow and prosper.

To find out more about this exceptional role, please speak with our advisors – Jonathan Clark on 07736 818185 or Caitlin Tickell on 07773 613081. To apply, please click on the apply button below.

Closing date: Sunday 28th April

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