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Assistant Director, Environment

Assistant Director, Environment

Job Title: Assistant Director, Environment
Client: Wiltshire Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South England
Industry:
Salary: Salary: £87,600 - £93,600
REF: 1209235
Job Published: about 1 month ago
Job Expiry Date: 23 Jan 2022

Job Description

The Assistant Director, Environment is a new senior role that has been created within our Place directorate to support and deliver our ambitious programme of change.

In this high profile position you will work closely with senior leaders, elected Members and partners to ensure that that requirements of the new Environment Act 2021 are embedded into service delivery.

The Council has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and in this role you will set the strategic direction for the Climate Team, as we aim to be a role model in our response to the climate emergency, embedding a whole Council approach, liaising with portfolio holders and cabinet members, to raise awareness and understanding of the actions required to deliver on our goal and secure the best future for our residents.

Importantly, you will also provide strategic direction for Waste Management, one of the Council’s highest profile services. You’ll develop our future waste strategy and ensure that the necessary infrastructure is in place to meet demand. You will be the senior responsible officer for the waste management and recycling contracts, utilising your procurement experience as well as strong contract management partnership, and negotiation skills.

In addition, you will have responsibility for our Public Protection services, working closely with Public Health, to ensure our communities remain safe; and our Natural and Historic Environment team, aiming to protect and enhance the environment and our World Heritage Sites at Stonehenge and Avebury.

We are looking for an individual with the commitment and ambition to lead and develop our efforts to tackle climate change and respond proactively to changes in Environmental Policy, ensuring an innovative response through effective collaboration with our communities within a highly political environment.

If you think you have the leadership, skills and knowledge, together with the drive and commitment to help Wiltshire meet our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Greg Hayes (07423 243415).

Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 23rd January 2022

Psychometric Assessment Date: w/c 31st January 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 17th February 2022

To apply:
Please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV, along with a supporting statement (three sides of A4 maximum) addressing the criteria set out in the role profile and using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Documents should be uploaded via the Tile Hill website.
Applications should include:

  • Full contact details;

  • Names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees (we will ask your permission before contacting referees);

  • Notification of any dates when you are not available (or where you may have difficulty with the timetable outlined below);

  • Current salary package. 

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