Executive Recruitment

Service Director – Climate Change and Environmental Strategy

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Kirklees Council
to £103,353
Closing date:
19th April
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
19th April 2021
Longlist meeting
Preliminary interviews
21st May 2021
Final interviews and Stakeholder Panel
28th May 2021


Kirklees is firmly focused on the future.  Our vision is to create a district with a strong, sustainable economy that offers a great quality of life to its residents - leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality, and where people enjoy better health throughout their lives.

We are a significant player in the region; the Kirklees economy is worth over £6bn and integral to the Leeds City Region. We operate within the largest economy outside of London and the South East and are ideally placed at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse. In Kirklees we are proud; linking both industry and innovation to a strong local heritage and an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are now looking for an outstanding leader to join our senior management team and work closely together to grow the economy and protect and enhance our environment.

As our new Service Director – Climate Change and Environmental Strategy you will lead borough’s ambitious journey to be net-zero by 2038, the role will oversee the council’s climate change programme, lead on the delivery of environmental campaigns and our regulatory functions, environmental health, air quality, corporate enforcement and licensing.  Working at both a local and regional level your role will be to drive the delivery of the borough’s climate ambitions.  

We need candidates who can think creatively and act dynamically – maximising resources and influence to get the best results.

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How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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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
0113 205 6080
Sarah Cripps
0113 416 6773
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