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Head of Pollution and Residential Services

Buckingham Futures
South London
Closing date
27 Nov 2021
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Buckingham Futures are working with our local authority client in South London to source a Head of Pollution and Residential Services for an interim contract lasting a minimum of 7 months. Working within the council’s Pollution Team, you will help to deliver an excellent service for the residents of the borough and will be managing eight members of staff directly and 60 indirectly.

Key Responsibilities

  • To inspire, manage, and give direction to service areas, managers and teams of employees delivering a range of services so as to ensure that services contribute to the development and delivery of corporate projects and initiatives, and to the achievement of the Council’s overall vision, strategy and policies. This to be achieved whilst also ensuring conformity with relevant legislation, frameworks or guidance and codes of practice.
  • To contribute to the overall management of the Division and in particular to collaborate with the other post holder in order to co-ordinate work and to deputize in their absence.
  • To ensure services achieve a high standard of service delivery and strive for continual improvement through effective leadership, communication both within and outside of the organization, efficient management of services, and the appropriate and effective monitoring of the performance of teams and individuals. This includes optimizing the use of information and communications technology within the parameters of the Council’s IT and communications strategies.
  • To be responsible for the overall budget for the services: to undertake budget planning, monitoring, and control, ensuring delivery of budget targets and identifying efficiencies, while maintaining effective delivery. To ensure financial procedures and standing orders are rigorously and consistently applied in order to comply with statutory and audit requirements.
  • To receive and evaluate reports of contraventions of the various statutes and give direction as to the appropriate action required, including where necessary recommendations in accordance with the scheme of delegation in force. As necessary, to represent the Directorate in legal proceedings, tribunals, public enquiries, inquests or other forums as necessary.

Qualifications/ Experience

·         Previous experience working in Senior Management.

·         A BSc. Or Post-Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health.

·         Key skills in management of operations and people.

If you think you would be a good fit, please either email or call us on 020 8125 4321.

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