Head of Environment and Partnerships - Cornwall

BBL Technical Recruitment Limited
Truro, Cornwall
£450/day Paid weekly
14 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Professional / Specialist
Public Sector
Contract Type
Head of Environment and Partnerships - Cornwall

Pay: £450 umbrella

Hours: 37 hour week

Duration: 5 month

Sector: Public

Scope: Inside IR-35

Job Purpose:

* Director - Environments Senior Management team in the Neighbourhoods Directorate.The role will work with colleagues to shape and deliver service plans that support delivery of the corporate strategy in relation to Environmental Growth and Environmental Policy.

* Acting as the corporate lead for the professional functions within their portfolio, they will provide leadership to staff and work with partners, colleagues and corporate management to ensure delivery of all aims and objectives relating to the service.


* To advise and contribute to the Council Plan and relevant corporate and community strategies on matters relating to Environment, including, Heritage, Protected Landscapes, Flooding and Coastal Protection ensuring that Members and senior officers are presented with options and receive relevant professional advice for strategic targeted investment.

* Accountable for the sustainability and environmental issues associated with the role holder's area of responsibility, particularly those associated with climate change, and to manage these to reduce adverse impacts.

* To lead, motivate, coach and develop the Environmental Growth and Partnerships Team to ensure they perform successfully, both individually and collectively, in order to achieve the Council's objectives.

* Develop and lead collaborative relationships with partners that deliver new and innovative approaches to tackling environmental service provision to secure improved outcomes for Cornwall and its communities and citizens.

* To provide management support, advice and programme development for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership and its Working Groups.

* To manage the themes in the Devolution Deal on Heritage and Flooding and Coastal Defence.

* To manage the development, funding and to support the delivery of the Environmental Growth Capital Programme.

* To contribute towards major commissioning and service contracts, embedding corporate initiatives including sustainability and diversity, with due regard to legislative requirements and regulatory control.

* To undertake appropriate roles and responsibilities for H&S management as required by the Council and directorate H&S policy.

* To participate in the budget setting process and to monitor the agreed allocated budget ensuring that value for money is achieved and that spending is allocated in accordance with agreed priorities.

Knowledge and Experience:

* Ability to articulate a clear vision for delivery of the service and how to improve and transform outcomes.

* A proven record of successful change management, delivering new working policies and practices alongside cultural and structural change.

* Experience of successful budget management within tight financial limits in a complex organisation.

* Demonstrates an up to date knowledge and understanding of the law, government policy and best practice in relation to the functions within the portfolio.

* Relevant degree level qualification or equivalent, and evidence of continuous professional development.

* Experience in the leadership of relevant functions at management level, within a local authority or other organisation of comparable scope and complexity