Executive Recruitment

Assistant Director of Environmental Transformation

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London Borough of Newham
£66,117 - £84,360 per annum
Closing date:
9th October
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
9th October 2020
Short Listing
15th October 2020
Final Panel
29th October 2020


In this newly created position, our Assistant Director of Environmental Transformation drives the innovation and improvement agenda across all aspects of the Environment and Sustainable Transport directorate. This critical role will act as the glue between all major programmes and projects within the division, strengthening the capability to deliver our ambitious priorities, at pace.

Working collaboratively across the directorate and wider Council, the core priorities of the role will be to drive innovative service improvements aligned to the corporate programme; ensure the broad range of strategies and services delivered by the division collectively work towards enhancing the lives of everyone working and living in our borough, and tackling the climate and health challenges we face; build an effective team that can influence and implement transformational change, successfully for the long term.

Guiding the advancement of people and performance, this role is influential in embedding a culture of continuous learning across the directorate; whilst developing teams, ideas and improvement plans, to achieve strategic objectives set out within the community wealth building agenda.

This role will help sharpen our focus, harness our strengths and identify opportunities to ensure our residents can thrive, providing additional problem-solving capacity, and the ability to think differently.

About You

You will have demonstrable experience of turning policy into positive projects and programmes of innovation, transformation of broad services in a complex environment will be second nature. You will be able to positively engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders in change processes and have successfully delivered large-scale operational saving initiatives whilst driving service improvement.

Reviewing the impact of improvements, you will be able to evidence the use of qualitative and qualitative indicators to measure the performance of services, devising appropriate improvement strategies.

Inspiring innovation and partnership working you will benefit from a collaborative management style, with the ability to engage, develop and drive services to achieve operational excellence, increasing efficiency and productivity.

Ultimately, we are looking for you to embrace change, seize opportunities and disrupt what is normal, to deliver positive outcomes for those living and working within the borough, putting people at the heart of what we do. 

For further information about this exciting opportunity click on the link below. Alternatively, for an informal and confidential conversation, please call Rachel Cox (0113 205 6068) from our recruitment partners GatenbySanderson.

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How To Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Rachel Cox
0113 205 6068
Frazer Thouard
020 3854 1485
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