Head of People, Insight, Technology and Performance

Salary: £81,781 + Car Allowance (UP TO £2,500 pa), Medical insurance, Local Government Pension Scheme, 26 days holiday, Professional Membership fee’s paid pa.

Location: Hybrid/Chelmsford

Download: Job description

Closing date: Monday 13th June 2022


Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.

A key role to allow us to deliver this change, drive efficiencies and allow ECC to understand where the resourcing efforts are focused is the Head of People, Insight, Technology and Performance. Reporting into the Executive Director, People and Transformation this ground-breaking role is truly a first among Local Authorities, allowing strategic and organisational planning not only for the Directorate but also across the whole of ECC.

This role has an organisational wide strategic reach and via the analytics you and the team provide, ECC will be able to make evidence-based decisions at all levels to support the delivery of its workforce strategy and vision.

Key deliverables include:

  • Leading the people analytics service, developing, and providing workforce planning tools and methodologies for current and future workforce planning, whilst ensuring the delivery of work programmes across the function.
  • Influence and contribute to the measurement of workforce productivity, value for money, continuous improvement, and organisational design across ECC.
  • Enabling and delivering performance reporting and monitoring for the Board and Politicians ensuring a high level of performance against the council’s strategic plans.
  • Provide robust data for strategic planning across the three main strategies of Workforce Planning, Digital Data & Technology and Transformation

This role has high visibility across ECC, and you will work collaboratively with functional leads across the organisation to maintain exceptional service delivery and ensuring the objectives and priorities of the council are met. External relationships will include working with the Local Government Association and other council partners to share information.

The successful incumbent will be evangelical regarding data and analytics with proven experience of programme and project management within a complex performance focused environment. You will have excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to professionally challenge upwards and across the organisation.

This pioneering role is crucial to continuing ECC’s transformation and as a thought leader within data, analytics, and insight you will bring your expertise to a dynamic local authority committed to making a difference to its populate but also to its employees.

For further information or to apply contact Rosalind Lambert or Roshit Raj at Global Resourcing: Essex@global-resourcing.com / 020 8253 1806.

Video Introduction to the role with Alex Carlton




Application Closing date

Monday 13th June 2022


Friday 17th June 2022

Global Resourcing Interviews

20th-25th June 2022


Thursday 7th July 2022

Final Interviews

Friday 22nd July 2022

People & Transformation Structure

People & Transformation Structure