The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is a special and fantastic place to live and work. The council is set in a major tourism area with tourist attractions including Windsor Castle, Legoland and Ascot Racecourse and with the Royal Family on the doorstep, this is a great place to live and work. There are excellent transport connections to London and the West of England, especially with the new Elizabeth Line opening in Maidenhead.
As we tackle the immediate challenges of Covid-19 and as we plan for the future beyond, we have created a new Head of Neighbourhood Services role that will ensure the effective delivery of high quality, resident-focused, efficient services in the 21st Century.
The postholder will report to the Executive Director of Place and in addition to leading the work of some of the council’s most high profile and visible front line services such as highways management and maintenance, environmental services, parking, community safety and leisure client.
The head of service role will also be responsible for the management of the shared Joint Emergency Planning Unit service (provided by West Berkshire District Council) and undertake other shared roles including ceremonial events, police liaison and rural forum lead officer.
The neighbourhood services unit will support the ‘place shaping’ happening in the Royal Borough, working alongside planning, transport, leisure and cultural services within the directorate.
We have made several changes in our Place services as we seek to continue the modernisation of our services and helping us support and grow the local economy of Windsor and Maidenhead. We therefore require a Head of Neighbourhood Services with a previous track record in leading and managing large scale services, preferably with contract management experience and an innovative, modernising approach to ensuring we have solid reliable and customer focused frontline services.
We are keen to attract a diverse range of candidates. What is critical is that you enjoy and thrive working in a team environment and have a focus on delivering exceptional customer service.
For an informal and confidential discussion about this position please contact Andrew Durrant, Director of Place Services at Andrew.email@example.com to arrange a call.
Closing date: 25 April 2021