Executive Recruitment

Director of Resources

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Hertfordshire County Council
Competitive Salary
Closing date:
21st December
Job Ref:

Recruitment timetable

Closing date
21 December 2018
Long listing
4th January 2019
Preliminary interviews
w/c 14th January 2019
Short listing
w/c 21st January 2019
Final Panel
28th January 2019


With around 1.2 million residents and an economy worth £35.9bn a year to the UK, we’re expecting Hertfordshire’s population to grow by 175,000 people over the next 12 years, creating new demands on our
infrastructure and resources.

The appointment of our serving Director of Resources as our new Chief Executive creates an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Finance professional with exceptional abilities to join our highly regarded corporate leadership team. Your ability to be s151 officer and lead a broad resources brief, ensuring that transformation happens at pace whilst taking the workforce with you on a new change journey, will determine your success.

As a County Council we have fully embraced good growth and want to ensure that we deliver sustainable benefits for our residents and businesses. Just 30 minutes from central London, we want to raise Hertfordshire’s profile and capitalise on the opportunities available by providing strong leadership of place including working collaboratively with local partners, government, GLA and other stakeholders to enable the delivery of high quality new homes and infrastructure.

We are looking for a high calibre professional with the confidence to support our Chief Executive and Leader to deliver on some critical agendas for the County Council. With accountability for Finance and corporate services, Transformation, and Libraries, your passion to lead and embrace change will set the standard for the rest of the County Council.

For a confidential discussion about the role, Zoe Thompson on 0113 205 6094 or Penny Ransley on 020 7426 3962,

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Penny Ransley
020 7426 3962
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