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Assistant Director, HR & OD

Thurrock Council

With an established new leadership team who are driving our improvement journey and bringing stability to the council, we are in a much better, stronger and stable place. We have achieved a lot and made significant progress over the last year, and we are now on a quest to fill the last piece of our jigsaw puzzle with a new Assistant Director of HR and Change.

We are looking for a HR professional who is a moderniser and who can lead the culture and organisational change of the Council. This is a high profile role that will involve working in partnership across all of the directorates with a one council approach delivering major programmes of change, which are already underway. You will be instrumental in designing a HR service, which is efficient, proactive and digitally fit for the future.
This is a brilliant opportunity for someone who is ambitious, resilient and motivated by working as one corporate management team who are all driven to make positive change, who lead with autonomy and make a real difference.
If you are looking to make your mark, drive innovation, improvement and change and deliver for the residents of Thurrock, then we want to hear from you.
To find out more and to apply, visit the microsite: or, for a confidential conversation, call our retained consultants at Tile Hill, Clare Connor at or Chantelle Wooldridge at
Closing date: Midnight on Friday 21st June 2024

To apply:
To apply, please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV (four sides of A4 maximum), along with a supporting statement (four sides of A4 maximum) detailing your experience, and achievements and addressing the key criteria for the role set out on this site and using examples to demonstrate how you meet the requirements. Documents should be uploaded via our website, please include and upload the below information in two documents only. If you experience any issues whilst applying, please contact 

Applications should include:

  • Full contact details
  • Names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees (we will ask your permission before contacting referees)
  • Notification of any dates when you are not available for an interview

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Thurrock Council



£87,986 to £102k

REF: 1517689

Expires: 21/06/24 09:00


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