Director of Environment

City of Westminster, London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
20 May 2021
11 Jun 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

As our Director of Environment you can make your own powerful contribution. Doing so will be a challenge like no other.

Everything you do will have an impact at the heart of a diverse and complex major world city. You will enhance the quality of millions of lives by evolving a broad portfolio of services – from Waste & Recycling to Parks & Open Spaces, and Sports & Leisure. You will play a key role in helping shape an ambitious strategic vision for these services, in line with our City for All priorities and in particular our corporate response to tackle the climate change and environmental issues we face today.

Innovation delivered with creativity. Leadership inspired by vision. This is how you will transform what we do into a bold statement of our intentions. You will help to spell out what it means to be a Thriving; Vibrant; Greener & Cleaner and Smart City of the future. Whether it is the health and wellbeing of our residents or the experience of millions of visitors, what you achieve will speak volumes about our values and tell everyone, as a council, we are at their service.

As part of our Senior Leadership Team, you will also play your part in leading our exciting journey to become a more diverse, inclusive, flexible and agile organisation ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.


The vast scope of this role makes it clear we are looking for someone with an impressive background. This could mean you already hold a high-profile role in local government or a public sector body. You might bring private sector expertise from another relevant industry. Similarly, you may have helped navigate the Covid-19 pandemic with originality and imagination.

What really matters is who you are and how you work. With this in mind, we have an extensive shopping list.

An inclusive, authentic and inspirational leader with the emotional intelligence and credibility to influence. Outstanding commercial acumen that understands how to balance quality with value. A significant track record of making complex projects run smoothly, you will also have exceptional partnership-building capabilities, underpinned by the ability to get things done.

Drive. Energy. Passion. This is a demanding brief with enormous scope to make changes that matter. It calls for someone with the talent to turn its potential into a difference that counts.

If this sounds like you, please call our retained consultants at The McLean Partnership: Jonathan Swain on 07733 304094 or Rebecca Rampat on 07957 730837.