Head of Environment & Waste

Gloucestershire County Council

£71,447 - £79,039 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 26th February 2024   3 days left

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping our approach to climate change and biodiversity, waste management and our traveller’s services? Looking for an exciting new challenge working with a team to help achieve our net zero ambitions for Gloucestershire?

About the team & role:

This is a great time for a talented, self-driven professional to join our team at Gloucestershire County council. Working as a member of the senior leadership team, you will have full accountability for leading and developing our environment, recycling, and waste services on behalf of the County Council in partnership with the Districts Councils.

About you:

The ideal candidate will understand and apply the principles and practice of the circular economy and the vital role of local authorities within it. Most importantly, the role calls for a high level of energy and enthusiasm coupled with exceptional political awareness, interpersonal and consensus building skills.

Based in Gloucester the successful candidate will need to have a strong grasp of the technicalities of service delivery, climate change, contract management and customer expectations. The role leads on core priorities of climate change and biodiversity as well as air quality, household recycling centres, waste disposal and treatment, and our traveller’s service.

About us:

As you’d expect, we offer an attractive package of benefits which makes a career in Local Government both flexible and rewarding.

For all your hard work, you will receive the following:

  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Plus, an option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Family friendly employer offering benefits to help support you and your family
  • Career development and qualification opportunities
  • Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
  • Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
  • An in-house Occupational Health service
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.
  • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C's apply)

How to apply:

If you believe that this is your kind of environment and you have the skills to meet our needs, please submit your application and personal statement today by clicking the “Apply Now” Button.

For an informal discussion, please contact David Owen, Director of Economy & Environment on [email protected] 

Closing date: Monday 26th February

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