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Welcome letter from Colin Parr, Strategic Director Environment and Climate Change

Dear candidate

Many thanks for your interest in this important role.

Kirklees is firmly focused on the future. Our vision is to create a district where residents enjoy a great quality of life, where communities are cohesive with high levels or economic prosperity. We are a significant player in the region, integral to the Northern Powerhouse, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Leeds City Region. We are home to a vibrant town, diverse communities and a stunning natural environment.

We are seeking a new Service Director for Highways and Streetscene who can build on our successes to date. This is a critical role delivering a wide array of universal frontline services to our residents and businesses. Central to this is pride in place and the positive impact that these services have on neighbourhoods, wellbeing, investment and regeneration, as well as supporting the adoption of sustainable travel options and reducing the carbon impact of our operations.

We are seeking candidates who are highly customer-focused with strong stakeholder management skills and an ability to see across the whole council, making links to other services and develop a place based approach to work. Transformational leadership will be crucial, as we are looking for candidates who can think creatively and act dynamically – maximising resources and influence to get the best results that make a positive impact on the lives of our residents and local businesses.

To be successful, you will need to demonstrate strong operational grip, innovation and creativity. You will also bring a determination to address challenges and maximise opportunities. Your leadership style will inspire and energise our workforce and give confidence to all that our Vision is being realised.

If you feel that you have the skills and the track record required and can combine this with a real sense of ambition for the council and the borough at this exciting time, we would love to hear from you.

Best wishes

Colin Parr

Strategic Director 

Environment and Climate Change

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