Service Director – Highways and Streetscene

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire/Agile
to £103,353
18 Nov 2021
17 Dec 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Kirklees is firmly focused on the future. Our vision is to create a borough where residents enjoy a great quality of life, where communities are inclusive and with high levels of economic prosperity. We are a significant player in the region, integral to the Northern Powerhouse, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Leeds City Region. We are home to vibrant towns, diverse communities and a stunning natural environment.

This is a critical role delivering a wide array of universal frontline services to our residents and businesses. This will include highway operations, waste services and sustainability, Streetscene and greenspaces, fleet and parking. Central to this is place based working and the positive impact that these services have on neighbourhoods, wellbeing, investment and regeneration. Working with colleagues you will support the adoption of active travel options and reducing the carbon impact of our operations..

You will be highly customer-focused with strong stakeholder management skills and an ability to see across the whole council, making links to other services and develop a place based approach to working. Transformational leadership and a restorative approach will be crucial, but we are not just looking for someone to save money, we are delivering change projects that really matter and make an impact on the lives of our residents and local businesses. We need candidates who can think creatively and act dynamically – maximising resources and influence to get the best results.

To find out more, visit our microsite by clicking apply below. For an informal discussion contact our retained consultants at GatenbySanderson: Gary Evans (07809 195 593) or Philip Emms (07590 225 472)