Director of Economy and Environment

Posted 12 January 2022
Salary£600 - 640 per day
Job type Contract
DisciplineInterim & Executive
Contact NameJoe O’halloran

Job description

If you’re searching for a rewarding and fulfilling career opportunity, look no further.

Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside a Local Authority in Gloucestershire to appoint a Director of Economy and Environment on an 8-month contract.


As a successful Director of Economy & Environment, your duties will be:

  • To take the lead in developing strategic policy (in partnership with district authorities) that will influence the development of the county over the next 30 years as well as supporting  the more immediate environmental and economic issues of concern that meet CLT and Elected Member aspirations in line with the Council’s strategic objectives
  • To support the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure (EEI) in the development of the Council’s ambitious programme of activities that result in improved place making  and outcomes for local communities, businesses and visitors together with the Council’s Climate Change and other environmental strategies and plans.
  • To provide leadership and direction to deliver strategic ambitions linked to sustainable economic growth, such as the employment and skills agenda, alongside the statutory functions of planning, libraries and registration services across the council ensuring the highest standards and professional practice
  • To provide support and advice to the Executive Director and elected Members, ensuring clear communication and delivery of Council, Cabinet and Scrutiny objectives
  • To lead the delivery of an effective economic growth plan for the county working closely with Cabinet members, the Executive Director of EEI and the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT) to communicate the  strategic direction
  • To take the lead in ensuring that services are designed with the needs and aspirations of the community in mind in key service areas such as Registration, Libraries, Adult Education and Economic Development drawing these services together to achieve the maximum beneficial effect for the community with a focus on enabling effective engagement and outcomes.
  • To take the lead in ensuring that the Council’s Resources & Waste strategy is developed, implemented and evaluated and the Javelin Park Energy from Waste Facility contract is effectively managed
  • To lead the Council’s Climate Change response ensuring it meets expectations through the provision of timely, effective and thought-through strategies, plans and actions


To be considered, you will have the following knowledge/experience:

  • Proven track record in the senior leadership, management and development of diverse professional teams drawn from a range of services including economic development, skills, planning, libraries, environment and waste 
  • Ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of climate change and environmental issues and their effective delivery
  • Proven substantial experience of managing significant resources and controlling complex budgets within  financial frameworks and expectations
  • Experience of working at a senior level in a political environment including briefing elected members.
  • Extensive leadership and team management experience, including the leadership of cultural change and developing senior leadership teams.
  • A relevant degree & Membership of an appropriate professional association Demonstrable commitment to CPD


What’s on offer

  • Salary: 600-650 Per day (This may be negotiable dependent on experience)
  • Contract type: 8 Months
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 37 hrs
  • Location: WFH, with Ad-hoc visits to Gloucester required


How to apply

If you’ve got what it takes and would love to find out more information or apply, either

  • Hit the apply button now and follow the steps
  • Contact Joe O’Halloran at Spencer Clarke Group on 01772 954200
  • Email your CV to Joe at Spencer Clarke Group



Here at Spencer Clarke Group we provide workers with their own dedicated and experience consultant who provide extensive market knowledge!

•             Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities

•             Market leading referrals of up to £500

•             Post Placement Aftercare

•             Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency workers