The Role

This is us. This is Hertfordshire.

With a reputation for delivering high quality, high performing services, Hertfordshire County Council is challenging expectations whilst applying modern approaches to support a highly diverse community where every single child matters. We’re now looking three Heads of Service to look to the future and serve an amazing, growing and diverse community.

Head of Corporate Communications and Engagement

Starting Salary: £76,827 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £85,149

Location: County Hall, Hertford with Hybrid working

County of Opportunity

Are you looking for a role where you provide leadership to an award-winning communications team? Where you work with senior stakeholders including the Chief Executive, the Leader and Elected Members and which offers real variety in the work you deliver? If the answer is yes, we may have the perfect career opportunity for you!

Hertfordshire County Council is looking for a Head of Corporate Communications and Engagement to shape our approach to all aspects of our corporate communication activity. You’ll be leading a fantastic, well-established team who are delivering brilliant communications and engagement work.

The role has a wide and varied remit; you will be advising the Chief Executive and Leader of the Council on critical reputational matters and be the custodian of Hertfordshire County Council as a brand. You will be responsible for shaping how we engage with the residents of Hertfordshire and focus on bringing on improving residents’ understanding of the key services we deliver with partners that touch their lives each and every day together with raising the profile of the Council and celebrating out work with peers and key stakeholder.

If you are interested in this opportunity and have the ability and track record to deliver our aspirations, we would love to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our retained consultants at Penna, Ali Tasker on 07514 728 114 or via or Andrew Tromans 07805 226 301 via

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 10th January 2023