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Vacancy Details

Head of Direct Services

Sevenoaks District Council
Up to £71,000
Dunbrik Depot, Sundridge
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/09/2019 at 09:00 AM
Sevenoaks District Council

Customer focused, resourceful, innovative…

… you have the opportunity to join an organisation that is wholly committed to managing it's hugely important Direct Services in-house.

We are proud that we continue to employ our own staff to collect all of our waste and recycling every week and we've promised our residents that we'll keep it that way. But their expectations are high and they like our District to be well-kept, clean, and free from fly-tipping and abandoned vehicles.

In an area that covers 142 square miles, is 92% Green Belt, has 50,000 households and 10,000 local businesses it's a wonderful challenge to keep our District to the standard we have become accustomed!

An accomplished manager, that is comfortable empowering their staff, you will be an excellent motivator. You'll have an eye for detail and a strong will to deliver a modern and effective service that meets our customers' expectations.

You'll be able to bring commercial expertise to generate income from your paid for services and to keep a tight control of costs and expenditure.

The health and safety of your staff will be of paramount importance and your knowledge of risk management and procurement will be an asset to the organisation.

With a reward package of up to £71k and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the Sevenoaks District we can't wait to see what you can offer.

For an informal discussion about this role please do contact Catherine Webb, PA to the Chief Finance Officer on 01732 227268 who would be pleased to arrange for you to speak with Adrian Rowbotham, Chief Officer Finance & Trading.

Interview Date - Friday 18th October 2019

Equal Opportunities

Sevenoaks – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Sevenoaks District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below). If this is not possible, please contact a member of the HR team by either emailing recruitment@sevenoaks.gov.uk or contacting us on 01732 227383 to discuss how we can assist you in applying. For any technical queries regarding the application form, please contact the JGP Support Team on 0207 427 8250 or by email - Support@jobsgopublic.com.

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