Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.
Southwark has a varied mix of cultural communities, where over 120 languages are spoken in Southwark. We have all the challenges you'd find in any inner-city area.
Southwark is a borough at the forefront of culture, so we understand the importance of the services we deliver. Whether that’s providing a lifeline through delivering books to our housebound and elderly, using music and community events to engage with young people or playing an influential role in the development of new cultural centres. We are committed to ensuring residents can access and shape our history and heritage and we particularly want to ensure that the voices of young people are heard.
Our pride in our past never comes at the expense of our future. We have a resolute commitment to our Fairer Futures promise that underpins everything we do. It will be up to you to develop, embed and champion strategic plans to achieve our vision for this promise.
Southwark Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Head of Parking Services and Network Management role is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious and highly committed individual to make a positive impact at Southwark Council.
This will be achieved by ensuring that services meet strategic, operational and functional requirements demanded by the Parking Service and Network Management portfolio responsible for the following service areas – Parking Services, Network Management and Markets.
Reporting to the Director of Environment, you will provide strong leadership and motivate the team to reach operational excellence, ensuring that the team’s functions are effectively managed whilst transforming the experience of the Councils ‘Fairer Future’ agenda with regard to bringing the full benefits and opportunities to all Southwark's residents.
You will have a track record in delivering outstanding services, right first-time projects and organisational change in complex organisations. The role provides portfolio advice to the Council, leading in the achievement of positive outcomes in all transactions undertaken on the Council’s behalf. The successful applicant will act as professional lead for the service, ensuring that staff provide a high quality and effective service.
This role requires an experienced and passionate leader with a track record of managing at a senior level, experience of these service areas and in-depth knowledge of change management.
This post attracts an additional financial JNC benefits package of £3,503 per annum (pro-rata April to March and reviewed annually).
Benefits and More Information:
Interview & Assessment date: 10 March 2023.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please upload your updated CV and provide a supporting statement outlining how and you think your skills and experience make you suitable for the role.
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