Dave Hill joined Essex County Council on 1 November 2010 as Executive Director for Schools, Children and Families having worked in the same role in Merton and Croydon. In 2013 Dave has took on the new role of Executive Director for People Commissioning, including holding the statutory roles of Director of Children’s Services (DCS) and Director of Adult Social Services (DASS).
Dave is passionate about improving outcomes for People and will accept nothing less than excellence for the residents of Essex.
Dave has worked in local authorities since 1977, having originally trained as a social worker; later he undertook a Masters Degree in Public Service Management and trained to advanced level as a consultant to individuals, organisations and institutions at the Tavistock Institute.
Dave was President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services between April 2016 and March 2017 and is now the immediate past President, as well as being a Trustee for the Become. (previously the Who Cares? Trust). He is the appointed Children’s commissioner by DfE for children’s services at Norfolk County Council and Birmingham City Council, assisting both authorities in their improvement journeys.