Contracts & Enforcement Team Leader

Dereham, Norfolk
£33,008-£38,510 per annum
16 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019
Job role
Team Leader
Contract Type
Full time

We are seeking a Contracts & Enforcement Team Leader to be part of our Communities & Environmental Services leadership team, to lead and be responsible for the environmental enforcement and environmental contract management services.

A bit about us:

At Breckland Council we have embraced the Government's agenda to modernise local government. Our approach is to lead change rather than follow it, and to add the best value we can to our communities. We achieve this by developing our employees to their full potential, providing them with the relevant knowledge, equipment and authority to carry out their duties.

Our employees enjoy excellent conditions of service including a local government pension scheme, free car parking and flexible working for a large percentage of our staff, as well as the possibility of 'job sharing'.

About you:

You will deal sensitively with situations that may be challenging but require clear and logical decisions to be made. You keep going no matter how difficult things get, and use setbacks as a springboard for greater success. You have an inner composure whatever the situation and are exceptionally well-organised, ensuring that everything you do is accurate and error free. Although you plan your work out in advance, you regularly re-prioritise to manage changing demands. Although you like to work within fixed guidelines you enjoy working out how things can be improved or done better.

OK, I'm interested... But is it really the job for me?

As our Contracts & Enforcement Team Leader, you will:

  • Lead and develop your team, providing day-to-day motivational leadership, reporting on performance measures, identifying training needs and putting in place activities to meet those identified needs.
  • Support your staff in ensuring that contract matters and case work are maintained in accordance with the specification, legislation and policy
  • You will lead on the development of service policies and procedures ensuring we are up date with changes to legislation and linked in with district, county and national priorities
  • Lead the Council's strategic aim in ensuring enforcement activity reduces the impact of environmental crime
  • Build and maintain relationships with key internal and external partners (including contractors)
  • Be flexible and work in a matrix approach to support appropriate council wide programmes, using data and intelligence to represent the service
  • Be confident in making decisions and supporting your team to be creative, innovative and challenging the way we do things
  • Have a good ability to interpret and apply a wide variety of legislation

If you would like an informal chat regarding this role please contact Steve James (Communities Manager) by emailing

Closing date - 10pm, Sunday 4th August

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Equal Opportunities

We are committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer, recognising the benefits of sustaining a workforce which reflects the diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from anyone who feels they meet the requirements of our vacancies - these are listed as essential requirements on the person specification (within the Recruitment Pack).