Director of Environment and Waste Kent County Council

Kent County Council
Competitive Salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Environment, Environmental Health, Waste Management
Job role
Salary Band
£40,000 - £49,999, £50,000 - £59,999
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

Highly attractive remuneration package   

You’ll thrive in our environment – and shape it.

At Kent County Council, we’re focused on delivering cohesive, modern and effective services. So, as part of the biggest county council in the country, you won’t just enjoy the scope of the challenge – you’ll enjoy making a positive impact.  

In this vital role, you’ll set the direction for our environmental and waste policies. You’ll get to know our diverse physical landscape, which includes urban areas, country parks and historic coastal environments. With this knowledge, you’ll oversee issues surrounding waste disposal and climate change.

You’ll partner with several high-profile utility providers, councils and developers. In doing so, you’ll ensure that our priorities are understood, and that we maximise all potential funding opportunities. Credible, focused and driven, you’ll have a successful track record of working at a senior strategic level in local government. Plus, you’ll have experience of contributing to climate change and community conservation agendas, and the overall improvement of waste management services.

Importantly, you’ll have the ideas and gravitas to make the most of our services for the people of Kent. If you’re ready to work with the biggest county council, help a growing population and set the most ambitious strategies, this is the place for you.  

To apply, please click on the Apply Button below.

Closing date: 5th December 2021


In East Kent, tourism is a major industry and the attractions include world famous Canterbury and seaside resorts like Broadstairs and Margate. The landscape is ideal for cycling, horse riding and walking, there are many footpaths and bridleways including the North Downs Way. The county thrives on its reputation as the Gateway to Europe and its use as the United Kingdom's principal access to the continent through ports like Dover, Folkestone, Ramsgate, Dartford and Sheerness is increasing rapidly. Major development has taken place on the coast and inland associated with the construction of the Channel Tunnel. One of the largest business parks in Europe is being developed jointly with American developer Rouse (Kent), and is known as Kings Hill. Kent has also traditionally been regarded as the Garden of England, deriving from the quality of its agriculture and in particular the intensive fruit, vegetable and hop production. Traditional Kentish industries like papermaking and cement manufacture are located in North and Mid-Kent, particularly along the banks of the Rivers Thames and Medway. The ease of access to neighbouring London and the lure of a decent house in pleasant surroundings have attracted many new residents from the capital.

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