Welcome from the Director of Corporate Strategy and Communications

Thank you for taking an interest in the Hertfordshire County Council’s Head of Communications and Engagement role.

Corporate Communications have never been more important for Hertfordshire County Council, as we navigate and lead Hertfordshire through an increasingly complex, challenging, and ambiguous context locally and nationally.

Communications sits at the very heart of the Council, advising and guiding our Chief Executive and Leader on policy and key decisions. Supporting our Executive Directors and Portfolio holders, as they shape our critical services to residents delivering against our corporate vision to create a cleaner, greener, and healthier Hertfordshire. Engaging and supporting our 8,000 staff, delivering effective behaviour changing campaigns and protecting the county council’s reputation and brand.

We are looking for a candidate who will inspire and lead an award-winning team, with the professional experience to garner trust, respect and confidence from our leading officers and politicians. A person who personifies excellent communication, with the determination to ensure that the key building blocks are in place to further develop a resilient and excellent performing team.

This role will be challenging and hugely rewarding for the right candidate. Hertfordshire County Council is an exceptional council, innovative, high performing with clarity of purpose and vision. We recently relaunched our values, co-produced with staff, collectively known as RISE:

  • We improve RESIDENTS’ lives
  • We work with INTEGRITY
  • We champion EQUALITY and fairness.

So, if this sound like the role and council for you, do feel free to get in touch and find out more.

Best wishes and good luck with your application.

Taryn Pearson-Rose