Assistant Head of Street Services

Salary details: £51465 - £54480

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary Details
£51465 - £54480  
Additional Allowances
Location Postcode
SE28 8BF
Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 35
Closing Date
31 August 2018
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It is an exciting time in Street Services at the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Join us and be part of a team making Greenwich an environmentally friendly place to live, work and visit.

Royal Greenwich is forward looking and responsive to its diverse and dynamic communities. The Council is delivering an ambitious growth agenda to realise the potential of the borough and ensure that it prospers. With Crossrail stations set to open in Abbey Wood and Woolwich, first class housing redevelopments and investment in local high streets, the Council is responding to financial challenges while making a difference to the lives of local residents and growing local business.

The Directorate of Communities and Environment prides itself on the service it provides to the residents of Royal Greenwich.  We are looking to recruit more people who take pride in their work and want to help the Council meet its commitment to providing quality services to enhance the environment and increase recycling rates. 

Deputy Head of Service – Street Services

There is now an exciting opportunity for a Deputy  Head of Service to join our Street Services team. We are looking for a professional who can act as the strategic lead for the council’s waste, street cleansing and enviro-crime enforcement functions.  You will provide service development, financial and contract management as well as administrative support to the refuse and recycling collection services (including trade waste), gully cleansing, street cleansing, waste disposal and enviro-crime services.  You will be responsible for the planning, co-ordination and management of office staff across the range of different activities.  You will focus on improving service delivery through digitalising and mechanising operational activities and will ensure seamless service provision and integration with the newly created Fleet and Waste Strategy team.

You will manage a multi-disciplinary back-office team including contracts, finance, IT, administration and engagement and will be instrumental in the successful implementation of a new environmental management system to provide more streamlined and efficient processes from ordering to actioning jobs raised by residents. You will be responsible for developing and implementing internal and external communications strategies across the service to ensure key objectives and priorities are delivered to both residents and our 408 strong in-house workforce.

You will ensure we work in collaboration and partnership with other Council departments, external partners and other organisations within the Borough as well as nationally as necessary.

You will have excellent people skills with a proven track record of effective people management, managing budgets and a variety of contracts associated with the public realm, including waste disposal, weed spraying and public conveniences. 

You will be working in a busy operational environment where circumstances and priorities constantly change.  The services operate between 5.30am – 8.00pm and whilst you will work a 35 hour week, flexibility is essential as you will sometimes be required to work early, or late, depending on the service needs. 

You must have a full driving licence.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.

To discuss the role further please contact either jo.oliver@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or telephone 020 8921 4773

To apply visit www.royalgreenwichcareers.com/

Closing date:  31st August 2018

Interviews will be week commencing 24th September 2018


Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

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