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Head of Service - H&T Services

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£62,520 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

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

Reference:ET0697 

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 Services will focus on developing a cohesive vision for integrated financial, commercial and performance activity. The Services team will be a centre of excellence for design and commercial activities, including contract and tendering activity; effective purchasing and stores processes, and the maximisation of income opportunities for highways and transport activities. This team are to set and monitor targets for performance that will enable the Highways and Transport Operations to deliver efficiently and safely within budget parameters.  They will refine and deliver robust business resourcing, processes, nurturing a culture of continuous improvement throughout the group to constantly challenge and improve our value to our customers.

               
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
• Substantial experience of developing commercial, financial and performance functions to facilitate the operation of a large, diverse and mobile workforce
• In depth knowledge of commercial and risk management
• Contract design, internal costing mechanisms and negotiation to achieve the outcomes set by business plans and fiscal targets
• Current legislative requirements, governance and relevant policies and procedures associated with Highways and Transport Legislation.
• Managing complex budgets
• Successful management of complex programmes and work packages
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to build powerful relationships across Stakeholders
• Strong analytical and creative thinking skills 

              
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: Pat.Clarke@leics.gov.uk
            
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. 
https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/jobs-and-volunteering/working-for-the-council/working-in-environment-and-transport
           
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.
            
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.

                 
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk


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