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Director of Public Realm

Newham London Borough Council
Newham, London (Greater)
£111,513 - £128,661
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Director of Public Realm
Salary £111,513 - £128,661

Newham Council is excited to announce the search for an innovative and strategic Director of Public Realm. This is a unique opportunity to lead and enhance the management of our public spaces, contributing significantly to our environmental and sustainability goals within one of London’s most vibrant boroughs.

As the Director of Public Realm, you will be responsible for a broad portfolio, including street cleansing, waste management, parks and green spaces, and fleet management. You will lead initiatives that ensure the public realm contributes effectively to the council’s broader strategies aimed at tackling the climate and health emergency and promoting community wealth building.

We are seeking a leader with a strong background in public and environmental services, who is knowledgeable about urban management and committed to innovative, sustainable practices. Your ability to manage diverse teams and complex projects will help us meet our strategic goals and improve the quality of life in Newham.

As the Director of Public Realm, you will champion innovative strategies for sustainable urban development, working to enhance the cleanliness, safety, and usability of Newham's public spaces. Leading a dedicated team, your role will be pivotal in transforming the borough's environment and public realm services, ensuring they meet the needs and expectations of the community.

Newham is one of the youngest and most diverse boroughs in London, characterised by its vibrant community and dynamic growth. As the Director of Public Realm, you will play a crucial role in shaping the physical and social landscape of the borough, aligning with our commitment to creating a greener, cleaner, and more inclusive Newham.

About You

This role is designed for a visionary leader who is eager to drive significant improvements in public realm management. You will be at the forefront of delivering services that are integral to the everyday lives of Newham’s residents, enhancing both the environment and community well-being.

Ideal candidates will be dynamic leaders with a passion for environmental management and community engagement. You should possess a degree in a relevant field, extensive experience in service delivery, and a proven track record of leading change and innovation in public or environmental services.

If you are a strategic thinker, an effective manager, and a collaborative leader ready to tackle the challenges and opportunities of managing Newham’s public realm, we would like to hear from you.

For more information, please click on Apply. For a further insight into this role or to discuss your suitability confidentially, reach out to our recruitment partner at GatenbySanderson:

Frazer Thouard (

Closing date: Sunday 30th June (23:55)

Newham Council is committed to equality, diversity, and providing quality services that reflect the needs of our community. We invite applications from all individuals who share our values and vision for a fairer and more inclusive Newham.

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