Dear candidate,

Thank you for taking the time to look at these exciting roles at Warwickshire County Council (WCC).

This is an important time for the Council as we are transforming the way we work and deliver our services. 

As an ambitious council we are working proactively to ensure we are financially sustainable, that we manage demand effectively and deliver our economic growth priorities. Strategy and commissioning is core to our new operating model.

We have recently restructured our leadership team to deliver our transformation, optimising our focus on both strategy and commissioning and delivery.

Now we are searching for two high-calibre individuals to take on the roles of Strategic Director Communities and Assistant Director Finance and ICT.

  • The Strategic Director Communities will lead our regeneration, economic development, environment, transport, waste, education services, and fire and rescue teams.
  • The Assistant Director Finance and ICT, reporting in to the Strategic Director Resources, will be responsible for modernising our finance function and the planning and allocation of resources around need and priorities, aligned to our new operating model and One Organisational (Council) Plan.

Our new operating model is underpinned by a set of five values; known collectively as “the Warwickshire DNA”, that drives the way we do business, as well as a set of six behaviours that we expect of our colleagues. We have included information about both in this candidate pack and we encourage you to think about how you can demonstrate in your application not only your experience, but also leadership and management capabilities. We will be testing both during the recruitment process.

These are fantastic opportunities to join an innovative and modern county council. We anticipate that we will appoint transformative leaders with experience in large, complex organisations of a similar scale and ambition to WCC. Of course, knowledge and relevant experience of these roles is important but, equally, an ability to demonstrate a mind-set that will give us confidence that you think creatively, implement effectively and behave differently will be integral to the role.

Our people must be able to work collaboratively and have the ability to influence change, both internally and externally, as well as manage strategic partnerships.

If you feel that you are someone with the experience we are seeking and who matches our ambitions to drive Warwickshire County Council forward, we look forward to hearing from you.