Bracknell Forest prides itself on its work to enhance and protect the environment and has a key objective to provide a clean, green and pleasant borough for local people to live and work. It is an exciting and challenging time to be working in the Environmental sector with new focus on high profile campaigns to protect the planet from waste pollution caused by plastics, fly tipping and litter.
Bracknell Forest Council is looking for a Head of Environmental Services, working in the Delivery directorate to lead a team responsible for waste and recycling, street cleansing and grounds maintenance services for the Borough.
You will be a self-motivated, enthusiastic professional with strong leadership skills and a keen interest in the Environment. You will need an Environmental related degree, full membership of the Chartered Institution of Waste Management, and sound knowledge of the Environmental Protection Act and all current environmental legislation and government strategies.
This post holder is required to lead a small but very busy Environmental Services team responsible for the delivery of key environmental front line contracts in the borough. You will need sound knowledge and experience of procuring and delivering excellent services within a local authority responsible for environmental contracts in partnership with various commercial providers.
You will be the Councils technical lead in delivering the requirements of the new national resources and waste strategy to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, and will be working with our waste collection contractor and our joint waste disposal partners to achieve this. You will therefore need to have experience of implementing major waste related projects, be capable of providing guidance and support in all environmental matters and be competent in finance management with a budget of around £8.5m
You will also be adept at analysing information and producing coherent reports and recommendations on complex matters. You will need to be forward thinking, resourceful, adaptable and flexible, and able to manage multiple issues as they arise. The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues, external contractors, councillors and the public both verbally and in writing is essential.
You will also be competent at prioritising, delegating and managing others, and will be creative, innovative, and comfortable working to deadlines and remain calm and polite when under pressure.
For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Damian James on 01344 351325, or email Damian.firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date for Applications: Midday on Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Interviews will be held on Thursday and Friday 9th and 10th May 2019