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Buckinghamshire County Council LGC Future Leaders Event Planning to be a Director/CEO Gillian Hibberd Strategic Director (Resources and Business Transformation)

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1 Buckinghamshire County Council LGC Future Leaders Event Planning to be a Director/CEO Gillian Hibberd Strategic Director (Resources and Business Transformation) Buckinghamshire CC

2 Buckinghamshire County Council Contents 1 2 My Role at Buckinghamshire 3 Thinking Yourself into the Role 4 Preparing for Interviews 5 Challenges of the Role Career Planning

3 Buckinghamshire County Council My Role at Buckinghamshire

4 Buckinghamshire County Council

5 Contents 1 2 My Role at Buckinghamshire 3 Thinking Yourself into the Role 4 Preparing for Interviews 5 Challenges of the Role Career Planning

6 Buckinghamshire County Council Thinking yourself into the role….. Understand differences between Head of Service and Director Able to articulate the different levels of operation Be prepared to comment on issues beyond your brief Operate corporately and strategically Not necessarily the Head of Profession!

7 Buckinghamshire County Council Commercial Skills Needed Understand and evaluate risks; and to take effective action plans to mitigate them promote entrepreneurial approaches properly cost activities and the failure to undertake those activities evaluate options for service delivery from in-house to outsourcing to setting up employee co-operatives understand need to create, develop and shape supply markets understand commissioning and procurement understand the mindset of commercial suppliers and manage supplier relations ensure value for money

8 Buckinghamshire County Council Commercial Skills – How do you develop them? Experience of working in the commercial sector Network outside the public sector Use commercial language Understand the markets you are in keep abreast of market trends Understand the needs and challenges of your colleagues Understand the finances (corporately)! Innovate and apply commercial knowledge

9 Buckinghamshire County Council Contents 1 2 My Role at Buckinghamshire 3 Thinking Yourself into the Role 4 Preparing for Interviews 5 Challenges of the Role Career Planning

10 Buckinghamshire County Council Career Planning Have a Plan? Enrich your experience Put yourself forward for Corporate Projects Feedback from peers, partners and colleagues Network Get yourself known – recruitment agencies Move around Dont undersell yourself!

11 Buckinghamshire County Council Contents 1 2 My Role at Buckinghamshire 3 Thinking Yourself into the Role 4 Preparing for Interviews 5 Challenges of the Role Career Planning

12 Buckinghamshire County Council Preparing for Interviews Internal vs External Candidate Use your contacts Think yourself into the role Spend time with someone doing a similar job Be succinct Use the right language Be confident and clear about what you can bring Predict the questions

13 Buckinghamshire County Council Contents 1 2 My Role at Buckinghamshire 3 Thinking Yourself into the Role 4 Preparing for Interviews 5 Challenges of the Role Career Planning

14 Buckinghamshire County Council Challenges of the Role Jack of all trades, master of none Thinking on your feet Resilience Finding support Looking after yourself Authenticity Delivery

15 Buckinghamshire County Council Questions?


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