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Head of Environmental Growth and Partnership

  • Location

    Truro, Cornwall

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  • Salary:

    £361.45 - £379.52 per day

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    2 Months

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Our client is seeking a Head of Environmental Growth and Partnership on an initial 2 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

37 Hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate:

£361.45 per day

Job Purpose:

The Head of Environment Growth & Partnerships role forms part of the Service Director - Environments Senior Management team in the Neighbourhoods Directorate. The role will work with colleagues to shape and deliver service plans that support delivery of the corporate strategy in relation to Environmental Growth and Environmental Policy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To advise and contribute to the Council Plan and relevant corporate and community strategies on matters relating to Environment, including, Heritage, Protected Landscapes, Flooding and Coastal Protection ensuring that Members and senior officers are presented with options and receive relevant professional advice for strategic targeted investment .

The interpretation, feedback and comment on emerging government legislation ensuring that the council is well placed to fulfil it's statutory duties e.g. Maritime & Coastal Access Act; Floods and Water Management Act. Contribute to the achievement of the Council's overall objectives by strategically aligning Environmental Job title Head of Environmental Growth and Partnerships Corporate Directorate Neighbourhoods Service Environment.

services to its vision and priorities, working with colleagues across the Council to effectively and efficiently deliver corporate and directorate policies, programmes, projects and initiatives, optimising the effective and efficient use and deployment of resources. Support the local ism agenda and ensuring effective engagement with Cornwall's communities

Provide advice when required to the directorate and heads of service on Environment, Heritage, Protected landscapes Flooding and Coastal Protection to facilitate informed decision-making by ensuring that officers and Members are appraised of issues and receive relevant, best practice professional advice.

To support Members effectively to ensure that the engagement with Cornwall's communities and promotion of local decision making within Town & Parish Councils, Local and Third Sector groups is managed appropriately Work in partnership with stakeholders and other directorates to deliver the aims and objectives and initiatives for environment and waste including management of partnership with, Catchment Partnership and Environment Kernow When required, represent the Service Director - Environment on matters relating to Environment, Heritage, Protected Landscapes Flooding and Coastal Protection to promote the Council and Directorate at local, regional and national meetings and events.

Accountable for the sustainability and environmental issues associated with the role holder's area of responsibility, particularly those associated with climate change, and to manage these to reduce adverse impacts.

To lead, motivate, coach and develop the Environmental Growth and Partnerships Team to ensure they perform successfully, both individually and collectively, in order to achieve the Council's objectives.

Develop and lead collaborative relationships with partners that deliver new and innovative approaches to tackling environmental service provision to secure improved outcomes for Cornwall and its communities and citizens.

To provide management support, advice and programme development for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership and its Working Groups.

To manage the themes in the Devolution Deal on Heritage and Flooding and Coastal Defence.

To manage the development, funding and to support the delivery of the Environmental Growth Capital Programme.

To contribute towards major commissioning and service contracts, embedding corporate initiatives including sustainability and diversity, with due regard to legislative requirements and regulatory control. To undertake appropriate roles and responsibilities for H&S management as required by the Council and directorate H&S policy.

To participate in the budget setting process and to monitor the agreed allocated budget ensuring that value for money is achieved and that spending is allocated in accordance with agreed priorities.

To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking the assigned duties. Resident focus.

Develop collaborative relationships with internal and external partners to ensure optimal outcomes for residents.

Represent the interests of Cornwall to promote the county and enhance the Council's reputation and profile.

For this role you will need the following:

- Last 2 employers name

- 3 Years written referencing

- Eligable to work in the UK

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