Operations Director – Adult Disability and Mental Health Services

Hertfordshire County Council
Starting salary £104,000, progressing to £116,000

Hertfordshire County Council serves a population of 1.19 million, expected to rise by approximately 175,000 people by 2031. As a council, we’re committed to creating strong, inclusive, and connected communities. The Operations Director, a thoughtful, collaborative, and emotionally intelligent leader, will have responsibility for a high-performing and compassionate workforce of 260 staff, and will have strong and trusted relationships with health partners. This is a big job for a collaborative leader, who will be focussed on championing the voices of people who use our services in a complicated health and social care landscape. You will provide the highest quality of service and be ambitious in supporting people with health and learning disabilities achieve the best outcomes. You will be passionate about helping our residents to live healthy, fulfilling and independent lives. You will also support the council to achieve excellent outcomes in our upcoming CQC inspections.

The Role

The Operations Director will report directly to the Director of Adult Care Services. They will be alert to changes in care markets and be able to lead any response at pace. They will have strong strategic partnership and financial management skills with responsibility for a budget of £241m. With a long history of joint commissioning with health partners in Hertfordshire, this role will be instrumental in working within Integrated Care Systems and will be a key contact within Adult Social Care for NHS and other partners. Most crucially, the Operations Director will put people at the centre of everything they do.


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Closing date:
Friday 17 February 2023

Preliminary interviews (virtual):
w/c 27 February 2023

Final Panel interviews (in person):
Monday 27 March 2023