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Head of Environmental Growth and Partnerships

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Posted: 13/06/2019
Reference: 764967
Job Type: Contract
Location: Cornwall, England (map)
Salary: £450 - £450
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Head of Environmental Growth and Partnerships

Long term contract

Day rate £450

Monday Friday (0900-1700)

In scope of IR35.

The Head of Environment Growth & Partnerships role forms part of the Service Director – Environments Senior Management team in the Neighborhoods Directorate.  The role will work with colleagues to shape and deliver service plans that support delivery of the corporate strategy in relation to Environmental Growth and Environmental Policy.  In developing a cohesive environmental management strategy for Cornwall they will use the environment as “driver” to support the local economy and to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors.  The post holder will lead the Authority’s statutory work as Lead Local Flood Authority working closely with the Environment Agency, South West Water and DEFRA.

 Main duties

  • Provide advice when required to the directorate and heads of service on Environment, Heritage, Protected landscapes Flooding and Coastal Protection to facilitate informed decision-making by ensuring that officers and Members are appraised of issues and receive relevant, best practice professional advice.
  • Accountable for the sustainability and environmental issues associated with the role holder’s area of responsibility, particularly those associated with climate change, and to manage these to reduce adverse impacts. 
  • To lead, motivate, coach and develop the Environmental Growth and Partnerships Team to ensure they perform successfully, both individually and collectively, in order to achieve the Council’s objectives
  • Develop and lead collaborative relationships with partners that deliver new and innovative approaches to tackling environmental service provision to secure improved outcomes for Cornwall and its communities and citizens.
  • To provide management support, advice and programme development for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership and its Working Groups
  • To manage the themes in the Devolution Deal on Heritage and Flooding and Coastal Defence.

Knowledge and experience

  • Relevant degree level qualification or equivalent, and evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experience in the leadership of relevant functions at management level, within a local authority or other organisation of comparable scope and complexity
  • Ability to articulate a clear vision for delivery of the service and how to improve and transform outcomes
  • A proven record of successful change management, delivering new working policies and practices alongside cultural and structural change.

If you have any further questions about the role please contact Courtleigh Muchenje on 0117 917 4560.

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