Glen is currently Director of People, Communities and Local Government with the Department of Health. His policy responsibilities include Local Government policy, workforce policy, informatics, improvement, leadership and the DH's sub-national presence. Glen began his career in 1986 as a social worker in Nottinghamshire. After a period in North Yorkshire he became Head of Children's Services with Trafford MBC. He held Assistant Director posts with both Wolverhampton and Manchester before moving to become Regional Director with the Social Services Inspectorate. Prior to joining the Department of Health Glen was Director of Social Services, Housing and Health with Wolverhampton City Council before becoming Director for Adults and Community.