Director of Technology Services

Thank you for taking the time to visit this website and find out more about this exciting opportunity at Essex County Council.

As one the largest local authorities in the country Essex offers a remarkable breadth of opportunity and it’s a place where talented and ambitious individuals can thrive. You’ll find that you can make things happen and that there is a genuine appetite and enthusiasm for innovation and change.

Elected members in Essex have a clear and well-informed view on our direction of travel, so you’ll find that Essex is an organisation that is well-placed to make long-term decisions and arrive at the right choices. Our culture is highly professional and business focused, and we’re confident enough to adopt new approaches even if they challenge received wisdom.

2017/18 saw us continuing to drive efficiency in all that we do, delivering savings of £111 million against our budget – a considerable achievement. Despite ongoing pressures, the Council continues to make significant investments in new capabilities and technologies. This has included adopting the Government Service Standard, using agile and design-led techniques and putting the citizen at the centre of all that we do.

The scale and complexity of Essex can be challenging, but a successful tenure here will embellish anyone’s professional reputation. If this opportunity excites you, I look forward to receiving your application.

Find out more about Essex Technology Services' vision, mission and principles.

The Council has engaged Solace in Business to support them in making this important appointment. Should you have any queries on the role or the recruitment process I encourage you to contact them on 020 7976 3311.

Jason Kitcat
Executive Director for Corporate Development