Hertfordshire County Council

Various Roles

Hertfordshire is a large county in South-East England whose southern border is just 12 miles from the centre of London. The county has a population of just under 1.2 million residents. Other counties that surround Hertfordshire are London (south), Buckinghamshire (west), Bedfordshire (north-west), Cambridgeshire (north-east) and Essex (east).

The county is full of contrasts which blend together to create a superb quality of life for residents and visitors. Thriving modern towns have developed amongst historic market towns and picturesque villages.

Brief/Problem:

The Council is working hard to respond to the wide range of operational and financial challenges that they face. Drawing on a strong track record of high performance and ongoing transformation, they are looking at every part of their services to identify and implement innovative approaches to continue delivering quality services for all those who live in, work in or visit the County.

In 2017, Allen Lane was invited to recruit an Assistant Director – Finance & Business Support (insert site), a Head of Corporate Finance (insert site) and Head of Finance Services.

These roles sit at the heart of the Council’s financial and transformation activity. The prospective candidates would be responsible for leading teams within the well-respected finance function, and tasked with driving strategic financial management and planning across the organisation.

Approach/research:

One of the main challenges of recruiting this role was location, therefore we focused on sourcing candidates who were either locally based, or interested in relocating (given the wonderful commuter towns locally) to have the chance to reinvigorate and modernise the finance team.

Results/achievement:

Reporting to the inspirational Director of Resources and sitting at the heart of the Council’s operational activities and transformation programme, the new Assistant Director of Finance is already adding value helping the council achieve their ambitious and rewarding vision.

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