Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in the post of Director of Children’s Services (CS) at Hertfordshire County Council. This is both an exciting and challenging time to be joining a progressive and ambitious Council considering recent events surrounding Covid-19 which have impacted upon our service provisions.

With strong practitioner experience and focus, our Director of CS will have the credibility to play a vital strategic leadership role, not only within the Council but across the wider landscape of Hertfordshire.

We are looking for a corporate leader who can bring innovation, pace and an engaging style that empowers colleagues to deliver improved outcomes for our children and young people; whilst working collegiately with our leadership team to drive transformation across the whole system to improve outcomes for our residents.

Working in a political environment, you will be skilled in operating with a range of stakeholders including, elected members, stakeholders and partners. Working across boundaries you’ll also play a lead role in the joint work we undertake with the ICS and NHS.

In return, we offer a competitive benefits package, together with a challenging and rewarding role that provides scope to be innovative and make a significant contribution to the leadership of the County Council and across the county of Hertfordshire.

If you are interested in this opportunity and have the ability and track record to deliver our aspirations, we would be delighted to receive your application. For a confidential and informal discussion about this opportunity please contact our retained consultants at Penna.

Yours sincerely

Owen Mapley
Chief Executive