BUSINESS MANAGER – ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Starting Salary £57,372 rising to £60,623 per annum
This post is ‘politically restricted’ as defined in Section 2(1g) of the 1989 Local Government and Housing Act
Newark and Sherwood District Council is committed to making the district a cleaner, safer and greener place to live, work and visit. Although last year’s Resident Survey found that the majority of respondents were happy with where they lived, 79% saying they were either satisfied or very satisfied with their local area, we know that there is still more that we can do.
We’re proud of what we have achieved so far but we need somebody who is dynamic, innovative and commercially driven to lead our newly created Environmental Services Business Unit and take us to the next level; to further improve the visitor experience and the quality of life of our residents, making the district a truly great place to live, work in and visit.
Responsible for a range of vital frontline services including waste, cleansing, recycling, grounds maintenance and our award winning parks and green spaces, you will have a thorough understanding of, and commitment to, the expectations of the residents of Newark & Sherwood. You will work in collaboration with a range of internal and external stakeholders and partners, building on traditional ways of delivering services by introducing fresh thinking, new ideas and a focus on solutions across a multi-agency environment.
Leading on the delivery and strategic oversight of all Environmental Services operations you will be accountable for translating corporate objectives into medium/ long term operating plans. You will work to improve the cleanliness and appearance of the local area and protect, promote and enhance the district’s natural environment whilst generating more income and improving value for money.
Educated to degree level, or able to demonstrate significant and substantial experience, as well as possessing an IOSH Safety Training qualification, you will have extensive experience of leading a diverse range of Environmental Services personnel and addressing operational issues by applying strategic solutions which ensure future proofing and risk mitigation.
You will have a proven track record of successfully managing performance (both employee and service delivery) together with experience of controlling significant budgets and major contracts. You will be able to make decisions at a strategic level, analysing complex data quickly, identifying risks in options and introducing innovative ways of working with limited resources to address issues and find solutions.
You will be a motivational leader who can get the most from your teams whilst maintaining a calm and professional approach at all times. With excellent communication skills including report writing and presenting at committees and to large, diverse audiences you will have a good working knowledge of computer software, systems, databases and networks etc.
For more information, please contact Matthew Finch, Director of Communities on 01636 655716.
Closing Date: 12 Noon Monday 9 December 2019
Occupational Testing: Friday 20 December 2019
Interview: Wednesday 8 January 2020