Executive Recruitment

Service Director - Environment

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Kirklees Council
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
up to £100,000
Closing date:
25th October
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
25th October 2019
Longlist meeting
31st October 2019
Preliminary interviews
7th and 8th November 2019
Final interviews
15th November 2019


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.

The Kirklees economy is worth over £6bn, and as part of the Leeds City Region we are within the largest economy outside of London and the South East.  We are also well placed at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse with easy access to South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, excellent transport links via the M1 and M62, and fabulous countryside and strong heritage. 

We are currently looking to recruit to a key post within our Economy and Infrastructure Directorate.   With a new Strategic Director appointed in 2018, and two new Service Directors recently joined the team, this is a great time come to Kirklees and help seize the opportunities ahead. 

Our new Service Director for Environment will have responsibility for all front-line environmental services, as well as licensing, regulation, fleet management and bereavement services.   We have a lot of services in house, and experience of managing and developing effective relationships with staff and unions is critical. You will be responsible for helping us modernise our services, and in particular reforming our waste collection services, with specific regard to the need for all authorities to adhere to the government’s waste strategy.

Candidates will need senior experience and a successful track record of delivery with relevant professional experience.  Just as important will be your values, attitude and approach, and the ability to work collaboratively with politicians, colleagues, partners and local businesses to ensure that our residents receive the best possible life chances and excellent services.

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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.

Luke Judd
0113 205 6077
Rachel Cox
0113 205 6068
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