Welcome from the Executive Director of Corporate Development

Dear Candidate,

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming part of the new team at Dorset Council – a new unitary authority which was formed on 1st April 2019. This role presents an exciting and unique opportunity to set up and shape the new organisation and to develop a modern county authority. 

It is our ambition to create a unitary that is digitally innovative, organisationally entrepreneurial and focused on outcomes and performance, which delivers high quality services at a low cost.

As Corporate Director for Digital and Change, you will have a rare combination of skills. At times, you will need to disrupt our organisation to create the conditions for rapid change, whilst on occasion you will be need to take a measured approach, bringing calm and stability to all around you.

As a member of the senior leadership team, you will be a strong team player, a transformational leader and performance orientated. A strategic and critical thinker, you’ll play a key role in developing the Dorset Council values and culture. Your strong collaborative working and engagement skills will enable you to ensure the best delivery of services for the people of Dorset, and lead your functional area through transformation.

If you’d like to be part of this evolving journey and you have the vision, drive and experience to achieve our ambitions and deliver on our commitments, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,


Aidan Dunn
Executive Director of Corporate Development
Dorset Council