Deputy Head of Neighbourhoods & Area Manager
The cleanliness, safety and quality of our streets continues to be the biggest influence that the Council has on residents’ everyday quality of life. Our challenge is to continue to improve services in public realm, support growth and contribute to the savings targets demanded by reductions in central government funding. The Neighbourhoods Directorate takes a universal view of our street scene; ensuring that issues and services such as street cleansing, waste, enviro-crime, noise, anti-social behaviour and grounds maintenance are dealt with in a comprehensive, common sense and resident-friendly manner.
You will have a can do attitude and be able to achieve results using your skills, knowledge and experience of working in a multi-disciplined, community focused environment.
You work closely with ward councillors, communities and partners to help improve the quality of life of local residents and ensure that the Council continues to deliver quality services.
The role requires flexible working hours including evenings and weekends and participation in a duty manager rota.
Closing date: 13 October 2017.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council