Environmental Health, Housing & Community Services Group Manager job with Blaby District Council

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

If so, Blaby District is the place for you; at the heart of Leicestershire, with a mix of urban and rural communities, an award winning new community development and a rapidly developing retail and tourism offer. Working with great partners, developing cutting edge services, leading innovation but most importantly changing the lives of our most vulnerable, Blaby District Council is committed to making ‘Our Place’ a great place to Live, Work and Visit.

We are now looking to appoint a new Group Manager to join our Senior Leadership Team with the skills and vision to lead our Environmental Health, Housing, Council Tax & Benefits and Community Services. The successful person will take responsibility for these valued frontline teams that have been and continue to be at the forefront of our Covid-19 response.

Blaby District Council is justifiably proud of the services it delivers to its most vulnerable residents and, this role is critical to this ambition.

Ideally holding a professional qualification in either housing or environmental health, the successful candidate will have extensive experience of building and maintaining effective partnerships and relationships through working at a strategic level. Evidence of delivering continuous service improvement and re-design in front line services is essential. In addition to the services stated, this role will also oversee the Councils Green priority ambitions and our drive to be Carbon Neutral by 2030.

The key skills required for this role include partnership development, systems and performance improvement, outstanding customer service, achieving value for money, working with elected members, project management and delivery of our key priorities.  You will be an integral part of our strong Senior Leadership Team, working across the organisation on Corporate initiatives and will enjoy working in our supportive environment and culture.

Should you be interested and would like an informal discussion to find out more about the role, please contact John Richardson, Strategic Director on 0116 272 7550.

The benefits of working with us include Local Government pension scheme, flexible working, employee volunteer scheme and out of town offices with free car parking and cycle bays. To find out more, click on the link Employee benefits

Blaby District Council want their workforce to reflect the make up the community we serve, and we therefore welcome applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. 

To apply for this exciting opportunity, all you need to do is follow the instructions below:


Closing Date:                       Mid-day 1 March 2021

Assessment Centre Day 1: Wednesday 17 March 2021

Assessment Centre Day 2: Tuesday 23 March 2021

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