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Braintree District Council
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Head of Environment

We are already well placed to build on the momentum built up through the pandemic and work with our communities to improve lives and help communities thrive and bounce back better, stronger and healthier.

These roles will be core to the design and delivery of our front line services across the district.  We have strong partnerships locally, regionally and nationally and we will be looking to you to continue to develop and grow these to meet our challenging and ambitious agenda.

You will have an opportunity to shape our support to communities and businesses and continue the excellent work that this Council has been driving forward, leading highly professional and effective teams who are committed to delivering excellent public services.

Our Environment Service is at the forefront of our work to protect our local communities and our environment and has responded to exceptional challenges in the last two years. If you are an inspirational and motivational leader who is experienced and qualified in this sector, passionate about tackling climate change and keeping our communities safe and well, then we have a senior management opportunity at Braintree District Council for you.

We are looking for a Head of Environment who has the commitment and ambition to lead and develop strategy and policy, respond proactively to legislative changes and emerging priorities and who can develop and sustain effective working partnerships.

Your exceptional people skills will make you a leader who gets the most from others, whilst your technical knowledge will equip you to advise and guide the Council, CMT and the public on all matters in your portfolio.

To be successful in this role you will hold an environmental health qualification and be a senior manager in the same or a similar field. You will have previous experience of project management, commissioning contracts and developing a commercial culture in a local government environment. Your communication skills need to be excellent, as well as your abilities to negotiate and influence. You need to be able to problem solve, devise solutions and make informed and well-judged decisions.

In return you will join an organisation that understands and values your contribution, we are proud of the services we provide and are always looking to do more. We have a strong reputation for delivery and embrace new approaches.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role please contact Cherie Root Corporate Director via HR on 01376 557712.

For further information about this role and to apply please click apply below

Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 August 2021

Interviews will be held on 2 September 2021