Director, Environment and Waste

Attractive Remuneration Package      
13 Jan 2021
29 Jan 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

This is a great time to join Kent County Council.  As the biggest County Council in the country, there is a fantastic opportunity to make a big difference. Our focus is to work as one council to design and deliver a cohesive, modern, effective and efficient public service offer for all Kent’s residents, businesses and communities, working effectively together across the council and with our partners.  Kent is a great county to live in too, with excellent schools, vibrant towns, a spectacular coastline, rolling green hills and beautiful scenery that blends in with the many historic buildings.

Kent has experienced significant growth in recent years and continues to adapt to the challenges it faces to ensure its services meet the needs of an expanding population.

During the course of the last year the Administration has refocused the Five-year Plan in order to develop our Interim Strategic Plan “Setting the Course” outlining five key challenges to enable sustainable recovery and growth for our County.

Supporting the Corporate Director, this newly created role will drive the Council’s responsibility in delivering sustainable businesses and communities and lead Kent’s commitment to Net Zero across its own estate and the wider county. Kent has a diverse physical landscape which includes multiple urban areas, country parks and natural, historic and coastal environments.  The collaboration of the Council with Central Government, the Environment Agency, Natural England, utility providers, districts councils, developers and other bodies is critical. The Director, Environment and Waste will partner these organisations to make sure the Council’s priorities are clearly communicated and funding opportunities are both maximised and secured.  Whilst huge progress has been made in terms of Kent’s Environmental Agenda, this role will further underpin the Council’s commitment to their residents and Place.

A strategic thinker who is also a collaborative and inclusive individual, your background will outline your successes and contributions to Place; the climate change agenda, conservation of communities and overall improvement of waste management services. This may have been within local government or perhaps as a partner to local authorities.  You will have a track record of developing and managing beneficial partnerships with a broad range of organisations and have been the lead on environmental and waste related development strategies.

We are keen to work with exceptional individuals who have the energy, ideas and ambition to make a sustained difference to the people of Kent; someone who shares our commitment to improving the quality of life of our residents and is able to maximise their impact through working in partnership across the Council and with other organisations.

For more information and to apply for this role please visit  For a confidential discussion speak to our consultants at Faerfield: Martin Tucker on 0113 532 5900 or Dawn Faulkner on 0121 312 3755

Closing date: 29 January 2021