• Full Time
  • UK

Hours: 37 per week Contract: Permanent Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce Join us in our commitment to make inclusion part of our DNA. We want our workforce and citizens, regardless of their race, background, identity, or circumstances to have a sense of belonging. We are looking for a Head of Diversity and Inclusion to provide the strategic direction, visibility and commitment required to deliver our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy ambitions for our workforce and citizens. As the Head of Diversity and Inclusion, you will constructively disrupt any behaviours, practices, or ways of working/providing our services that fall short of our commitment to make inclusion part of our DNA. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a political environment and hold leaders to account for our Diversity & Inclusion ambitions and to work collaboratively to ensure diversity and inclusion is considered as part of all the many things we do and services we provide every day. In return, we offer a competitive benefits package, flexible working, together with a challenging and rewarding role that provides scope to be innovative and make a significant contribution to the County Council and beyond. If you are interested in this opportunity, we would be delighted to receive your application. For further information, please view our candidate briefing pack at the end of the advertisement. For a confidential and informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Sally Hopper. Closing date: Sunday 28th November 2021 Interview/assessment date: Thursday 9th December 2021 Application Information How to Apply: Please follow the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected. Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants who already have an established right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorships for this post. Additional Information English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. Why Hertfordshire: Watch our ‘Why Hertfordshire’ video. Our staff use their own words to tell their story and share their experiences of what it is like working here. Take your next step in your career. Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website

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