Head of Environmental Services

Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£57,392 - £61,417
12 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Interviews week commencing 17th May 2021.

Due to current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions we are following Government advice and this may result in interviews being held via video call.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to take your career to the next step by joining Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council’s, Community, Safety and Streetscene service. We are looking to appoint a Head of Environmental Services to lead the Council’s waste management, grounds maintenance and street cleaning services. 

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Community, Safety and Streetscene, this role is responsible for the effective and efficient operation and delivery of the Council’s environmental services. This will include the leadership of the council’s Strategy approach to waste and management of the Council’s integrated grounds maintenance and street cleaning services, and our in-house refuse and recycling collection services.

As Head of Service, you will lead and develop a customer–focused service that is responsive and flexible to our customer’s needs and is delivered to a high standard. This will include building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, partners and agencies.

Experience of successful budget management including evaluation of competing budgetary priorities is essential, as is, knowledge and a significant understanding of the legislative frameworks and government policy agendas in respect of this field of work.

You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills, together with the ability to motivate and lead staff from the operational frontline, to managers.

Applicants must have a relevant Level 7 qualification (postgraduate) or equivalent level of knowledge gained through work experience.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please contact Tom Smith by email at tom.smith@rotherham.gov.uk in the first instance.

This post will have access to the Public Services Network, if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at the Basic level (unspent criminal convictions).

Applications from Women, people from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Disabled People are welcomed as under-representation currently exists at this level within the organisation. Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

This post is classed as 'politically restricted' under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended). The full details of the restrictions are set out in the Statutory Instrument, but broadly the restrictions prohibit candidature from public elected office; holding office in a political party; as well as involvement in political activities such as canvassing or public speaking/writing.

From 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2022 employees paid at Band D and above are subject to a temporary pay reduction of 1.15% spread out by means of a weekly / monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure, those who experience a pay reduction will be awarded of three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part-time).

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Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 10th May.