About Warwickshire County Council

The County Council is at the heart of everything that takes place in and around Warwickshire. Like all public sector organisations, we face challenges and are tackling these with our innovative  programme of transformation.

We are looking for a total of six dynamic Directors; two Strategic Directors and four Assistant Directors, to be part of this ambitious journey. To help them achieve this, we have a highly-motivated, skilled workforce, committed to making Warwickshire the best it can be.

Warwickshire County Council has developed its current operating model organically over many  years. Service delivery is stable and business units have successfully delivered savings.

Frontline services have sought to deal with increasing levels of need by building community resilience and establishing self-supporting communities over a number of years.

The increasing demand on our services is well evidenced. Warwickshire’s population has increased by 5% in the past decade with a further 5% increase projected over the next ten years. This, combined with changes in how Local Government is financed, creates a revenue gap that we are responding to.

The current Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) takes us to 2020, which is why a new plan and operating model is necessary, so we can address the challenges we know are coming our way.

Our new operating model has been designed following assessment of the key areas across the organisation: it is underpinned by our design principles which set out what we do, how we do things and how we will work.

Our new model will enable our two corporate outcomes to be successfully delivered and will focus the whole organisation in a single strategic direction. It will address the projected growth in demand resulting in needs-focused, efficient and integrated service delivery.

We are creating a fantastic and sustainable county council which will serve our residents and businesses well in the future.

Our new operating model



Leadership capability and capacity

Key to delivering our new operating model is having the right leadership capability and capacity in place at a senior level. This will create a senior leadership capability and structure which;
• enables a commissioning-driven organisation focused on managing demand
• delivers lean and efficient services
• increases income through commercialisation

Senior leadership structure

The Strategic Director posts of Resources and Communities will both become vacant
from the end of March 2019. Both posts are currently covered by the Joint Managing Directors. David Carter, Joint Managing Director, is retiring in March 2019 and, at this point there will be a single Chief Executive post. Monica Fogarty is the Chief Executive Designate.

Leadership team structure