Executive Recruitment
Owen Mapley, Chief Executive

"Your partnership working skills, especially developing and maintaining collaboration opportunities with other services, both internal and external, will be needed to ensure our ambitions are realised."

Owen Mapley, Chief Executive


Dear Applicant,

Thank you for expressing an interest in joining Hertfordshire County Councils Community Protection Directorate. We are currently recruiting to the post of Director of Community Protection (& Chief Fire Officer) and also Assistant Chief Fire Officer (Response, Resilience & Prevention. This site is intended to provide you with information to use in submitting an application for either post.

Both vacancies have come about as the result of the substantive post holders retiring. The County faces many challenges and opportunities in the coming years and these roles are key to the delivery of many of our plans. Both posts will provide leadership and strategic management of the authority’s Community Protection Directorate as well as contributing to the collective leadership of the whole council. These are influential, far-reaching roles that will be central figures in the future development of both the organisation and the services which make up the Directorate.

Leading the delivery of high quality and trusted operational services is at the heart of these roles but our ongoing work to respond, re-start and re-think our services in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic will also be significant. We also recognise that debate continues around the future governance of Fire and Rescue Services, but we are committed to continuing to meet the needs of Hertfordshire citizens and these roles provide an excellent environment to make your mark and lead the broad range of services that make up the Directorate into the future.

Your leadership style, your commitment to championing all aspects of diversity and inclusion and your partnership working skills, especially developing and maintaining collaboration opportunities both within the council and with public service partners, communities and business across the county, will be critical in helping to realise our strategic and operational ambitions.

Thank you for the interest in these posts and I look forward to receiving your application.

Yours sincerely

Owen Mapley
Chief Executive

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