I’m delighted that you’re interested in this brilliant opportunity.

coughlin thumb.jpgWhen I joined Surrey CC last year, I did so not because I thought it would be easy, but because I knew it would stretch and challenge me more than any other job – and more, that success would be enormously rewarding. The same applies to this role.

Our transformation programme is so big you can see it from space. We’ve developed a genuinely participative Community Vision 2030, underpinned by comprehensive, detailed plans and business cases for Workforce, Finance, Organisation and more – all incorporated into a new Target Operating Model that represents a lasting step change for the council and the communities we serve. So the groundwork is done, and the structures for us to achieve our goals is all in place.

The kind of person who’ll thrive in this role is professionally exceptional, motivated by leading transformation, and deeply committed to creating a culture in which people flourish in their work. You’ll have an extensive and interesting track record of taking on complex HR and OD challenges, and the experience and personal credibility to drive change in a range of different contexts. You’ll be inspired by the opportunity to achieve things; and you’ll relish the stimulation of working as part of a very capable senior team, in an environment where change is happening all around you.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Yours sincerely

Michael Coughlin
Executive Director for Transformation, Partnerships and Prosperity

We have asked Terry McDougall from Solace in Business to support us with the appointment. In the first instance, please contact her team on 0207 976 3311 to arrange a confidential conversation.