Head of Environmental Services

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South Derbyshire District Council
Swadlincote / Agile
Up to £73,505
11.59pm Sunday 4th August 2024:
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Recruitment timetable

11.59pm Sunday 4th August 2024
Long Listing
8th August
Preliminary Interviews (via Teams)
Tuesday 13 and Friday 16 August 2024
Final Interviews (in Person)
w/c 2nd September 2024


The Council has a new and ambitious Council Plan to create a thriving economy, a sustainable environment that improves the lives of all those working and living in the District and to provide excellent support and services for our communities.  Our vision is to work together to shape our environment, drive our economy and support our communities.

We have a fantastic leadership opportunity to drive innovation through service transformation, to meet and exceed the current and future challenges facing local government, and to deliver best in class services. We are seeking an individual with a leadership style that will reflect ours, with a clear commitment to people, continuous improvement and a track record of success.

As our Head of Environmental Services, you will champion our ambitious climate change and carbon reduction activities as well as leading multi-disciplinary teams covering environmental protection, community safety, public health and private sector housing, business compliance and health and safety. 

We are seeking an experienced and environmental services professional with a proven track record in delivering service improvement, demonstrable commercial acumen and a passion for making a real difference for residents and businesses.  Candidates need to evidence how they have established and forged effective relationships with a range of internal and external partners to achieve shared outcomes through collaborative working.

This is a career defining role offering significant scope and profile.  There has never been a more exciting time to join us. Join us, showcase your talents and be part of the team that creates a tomorrow where generations thrive.

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How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive, please email contactus@gatenbysanderson.com


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Gary Evans
07809 195 593
Alex Hayes
07586 715 843
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