Deputy Operations Manager (StreetScene)
£28,785 - £31,371 per annum
Mobile throughout East Devon
East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.
About the role
We have an exciting new opportunity to join our StreetScene service and play a critical role in ensuring our grounds maintenance and street/public buildings cleansing operations are delivered consistently across our patch and in line with safe systems of work. Working out of our depots at Manstone, Sidmouth and Camperdown, Exmouth, this will involve travelling throughout the district visiting our operational teams on site to undertake inspection/compliance checks; and working closely with line managers to develop, advise on, communicate and embed common and safe operational practice.
You will also be responsible for a small team of officers whose roles range from advising on beach safety, planning the landscaping of our parks and open spaces, and administering our income collection and resourcing processes; as well as deputising for the Operations Manager in their absence.
Your background will be in line managing staff in a similar working environment, including practical experience of implementing and enforcing safe systems of work and consistent working practices, and ideally with a NVQ level 4 management qualification. You will also have demonstrable experience or a NVQ 3 qualification in a vocational field such as cleansing, grounds maintenance or horticulture.
Able to build rapport quickly, you will have the gravitas and knowledge to lead and influence others in the work and the passion, drive and organisational skills to juggle a demanding role. You will also be competent in the use of Microsoft Office and information and communication technology to make best use of time and resources. Some weekend working and out of hours emergency response handling are also a feature of this role.
Closing date: 18 December 2019. Interviews will be held on 9 January 2020.