Senior Environmental Services Strategy and Change Officer
Help shape the future of Brent's Environmental Services
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
You will play a key role in the design and delivery of a commissioning strategy for Brent’s environmental services. A number of service contracts were deliberately aligned to end in 2023 and the Council has now initiated this strategic project seeking to achieve a better integration of these services, to improve how Brent’s public realm “looks and feels” to residents and visitors.
The services in scope of this project include: waste and recycling collections; street cleansing; winter gritting; grounds maintenance; trees; highways maintenance; street lighting; CCTV maintenance; and parking, highways and enviro crime enforcement.
You will explore a range of potential delivery models for these services, from retendering them to bringing them in house, seeking out best practice and innovation from the UK and abroad. You will help ensure that our future environmental services meet the needs of residents, businesses and the environment, and that local people and businesses benefit economically from the services we provide.
You will have a strong personal and professional interest in the vital contribution that high quality, safe public space provides to the health and well-being of residents, to the viability of local businesses and to a sustainable environment.
An influential and persuasive communicator, you will be experienced and skilled at designing and delivering cultural change in a large complex organisation and using systems and technologies to improve customer focused service delivery and modernise work processes.
A proven project manager and team player, you will relish leading on a number of work streams within the commissioning programme, involving matrix management and supervision of virtual project teams working on service, finance and policy reviews, community engagement activities, market testing and depot strategy.
You will bring credibility to the programme through your ability to research, analyse and interpret complex and diverse data in order to present evidenced options and business cases for the future configuration of these services.
Closing Date: 26 August 2019 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.