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Head of Service - H&T Delivery

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall & Croft Depot, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 3GE 


Closing date:28 February 2021 at midnight 

This is a Politically Restricted vacancy

Salary Range £62,520 - £70,815 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Leicestershire County Council’s Highways & Transport Delivery Team. The Environment and Transport Department is looking to recruit three new Heads of Service who will work together to deliver an efficient and effective service.  The new team will lead and shape the service to a more integrated, collaborative and forward-thinking way of working.  These roles will provide the successful applicants with a leadership opportunity and a platform to influence how the service develops to deal with future challenges.

The Head of Service for Highways and Transportation Delivery will lead the teams that are the front-line customer-facing section of our group, whether that be maintaining or constructing our highway network; providing home to school transport options for able-bodied and SEND pupils along with transport for adult social care; ensuring an efficient and cost-effective public transport network to service the people who reside in our county; or undertaking commercial transport opportunities.  The post will set and achieve high standards in operational team management, their productivity and efficiency.  It will focus on the deployment of front-line resources to meet and beat targets to improve efficiency and will engage with, contribute to, and plan for future activity based on data-driven decisions.  They will set and monitor site and driver behavioural standards, focus on developing a results-driven response to planned and reactive maintenance activities on the Leicestershire highway and will work to establish a culture of pride in the work undertaken.  Respecting that privilege, the Delivery team will reflect the energy, enthusiasm and professionalism shown by all who support them.

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  • Substantial experience of developing a large, diverse and mobile workforce and leading a team where the allocation of labour, plant and materials achieves the strategic outcomes of the organisation.
  • Commercial awareness and financial and risk management.
  • Early Contractor Involvement, project principles, contract management and collaborative working for successful service delivery.
  • Knowledge of current legislative requirements, governance and relevant policies and  procedures associated with Highways and Transport Legislation.
  • Managing complex budgets and business plans for a multi-million pound business.
  • Leading and managing complex programmes and work packages including business improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build powerful relationships across Stakeholders.
  • Proactively identifying and acting on commercial opportunities to widen the service or provide enhanced service for customers.

Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page along with a brochure that provides more information about the roles.

For informal enquires please contact Pat Clarke - Assistant Director for Highways and Transportation, Tel: 0116 305 4244 Email: 

Leicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.

We are supportive of flexible working and candidates who wish to discuss this should contact Pat Clarke
(recruiting manager) to discuss what is possible for this role. Examples may include requests for flexible working patterns, flexible start and finish times, home/ remote working etc.

Please apply using our online system sending us your CV as well as a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be no longer than 500 words 
and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.

Please see the link below to Environment and Transport’s web pages for further information about the department, working for Leicestershire County Council and the job opportunities available. 
The web pages also contain CV Guidance documents for Applicants to read and use.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

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