Assistant Director, Public Protection

Merton, London (Greater)
£96,840 - £101,193 per annum
18 Sep 2020
12 Oct 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

At Merton we are working to be London’s best Council.  At the heart of this is a commitment to be a business-like Borough, one that understands the cost and value of our work and ensures everything we do contributes to meeting the priorities we have agreed with our residents.  As Assistant Director, Public Protection, you will lead and transform a portfolio of critical services that will help us meet these priorities, ensuring Merton is a safe, clean and green place to live, work and grow.

About the role

Reporting to the Director of Environment & Regeneration and working closely with Members, Corporate Management Team and Partner Agencies, you will lead and shape the Public Protection Division, covering community safety, parking and our trailblazing tri-Borough regulatory services partnership. You will:

  • Lead, shape and transform regulatory and enforcement services alongside other statutory functions that make the Borough safer.
  • Lead the provision and transformation of our in-house parking services in the Borough, harnessing technology to improve efficiency and innovation
  • Deliver leadership to the Safer Merton Partnership, maintaining Merton’s position as one of the safest boroughs in London through effective partnership and corporate working
  • Bring commercial and financial acumen to the Division’s portfolio, creating income generating opportunities and exploring new models of service delivery
  • Provide inspirational leadership of staff, partnerships and projects that secure delivery of Merton’s priorities for residents

About you

In this role you will need to show you are able to bring strategic leadership, operational grip and professional expertise to a complex and broad portfolio of services that carry significant political visibility and contribute to vital organisational priorities.

You will bring a track record of successful leadership of a comparable range of services in complex public sector organisations. You will be able to demonstrate how you have used your expertise to enhance commercial outcomes and achieve transformational impact through the use of technology.  Evidence of the delivery of service improvement and change will be critical.   

We want our senior team to reflect the communities we serve. We would particularly like to encourage applicants from a BAME background as well as those who identify as disabled.

How to apply

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Please submit a current CV along with a supporting statement that addresses the Role Profile and demonstrates how you meet its requirements.  Please also provide details of two referees including name, position, organisation, email and telephone number, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.  If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your permission please state so clearly.  Please also advise us if you have any challenges with the advertised interview dates.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact our recruitment consultants at Hays Executive, Mark Bearn on 07872 672290

The closing date for applications is Monday 12th October.