Assistant Director (Community Safety & Street Scene)

Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£84,383 per annum
12 Oct 2017
05 Nov 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

This is an exciting time to join Rotherham and make a real difference. We are looking for an outstanding Assistant Director, Community Safety and Street Scene, who will bring a track record of delivering and transforming a range of environmental and community safety services, helping to progress the Council further on its future journey.

We’re seeking a leader who can meet the challenge, through sustainable innovative and creative ways of working whilst having a passion for service excellence in order to create an outstanding service to the people, businesses and communities of Rotherham. Effective partnership working both internally and externally will be critical to the role and so you will need to be able to provide high level challenge and bring negotiating and influencing skills to communicate with stakeholders to explain proposals and gain consensus to desired change.

You will have experience of delivering large scale transformation programmes that lead to new effective ways of working at a reduced cost and so we expect you to bring specialist knowledge to the role so as to help foster innovation. You will work closely with the different Directorates, leading a one Council approach, driving projects, offering challenge and support to seek opportunities for savings and build a coherent model which clearly articulates benefits and how they will be achieved.

As Assistant Director, Community Safety and Street Scene, you will lead on two critical agendas.  Community Safety is a top priority for Members as we look to re-build public confidence.  You will take forward the implementation of our new Community Safety strategy as well as building on the work of the Community Safety Partnership, embedding the new governance structure and creating a stronger, more accountable set of relationships. We will also ask you to drive forward service excellence across a broad range of important and vital environmental services which are mainly in-house such as waste management, licensing, regulatory and street scene services. Under your leadership, your teams will help make Rotherham a safer and cleaner Borough.

The recruitment process will comprise an assessment centre followed by a final formal interview, details of which will be confirmed at a later date.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Damien Wilson, Strategic Director directly on 01709 823815 or email

Applications from Women, people from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Disabled People are welcomed as under‐representation currently exists at this level within the organisation (Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 applies).

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