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Head of Service – Local, Bereavement and Winter Maintenance Services

Leadership Level 7 (£63,676 - £75,435)

Sunderland City Council is a forward-thinking Council, and the city is undergoing significant transformation and economic regeneration. We have a global reputation as a welcoming and inclusive place in which to live, work, invest and grow. Within a short distance, from the urban core of the city, are the twin seaside resorts of Roker and Seaburn located on the North East coastline of Sunderland and surrounding the city boundaries to West, North and South it’s easy to come across rural countryside.

Whilst the pandemic has presented many challenges for our communities, we emerge with a renewed energy to create a connected international Smart City that is dynamic, vibrant and healthy, with opportunities for all and with digital and low carbon at the heart of how we operate as a Council

We are looking to recruit a newly created Head of Service – Local, Bereavement and Winter Maintenance Services role. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and dynamic leader looking to make the next step in their career. You will report directly to the newly appointed Director of Environmental Services and work alongside the newly appointed Head of Service – Waste, Technical & Fleet Services forming our senior team to provide clear strategic management and operational leadership across Environmental Services.

You will support the Director of Environmental Services to shape and deliver the Service Areas, operating within the values, principles and strategic vision of the Council and supporting delivery of the City Plan.

You will be working closely with a wide range of partners both internal and external, at both regional and local levels acting as the Council’s lead expert in the management and operational aspects of your service area ensuring the overall effectiveness of service delivery, strategies, driving efficiencies, cultural shift and the departmental agenda.

The position will deputise for the Director of Environmental Services as and when required.

Sunderland City Council are going through a period of positive development and transformation, whilst the city itself is undergoing large scale regeneration and development. It is a great time to join and drive change, at the same time as witnessing and engaging with what will be a thriving City.

For an informal discussion please contact Marc Morley, Director of Environmental Services. Marc.Morley@sunderland

Please note : Applicants who recently applied for the Service Lead , Local, Bereavement and Winter Maintenance Services need not apply.

Applications should be made on-line at by 31st March 2023 (midnight).

For further assistance contact Operational HR Services. Email:

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Head of Service – Local, Bereavement and Winter Maintenance Services

Sunderland City Council
Sunderland, UK
3 - 5 years of experience
(£63,676 - £75,435)

Published on 25 Mar 2023

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