Group Head of Place

Watford Borough Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £80,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    19 January 2020

  • Client

    Watford Borough Council

Ref: GSe61581

Watford is an ambitious council that thinks big and lives up to its motto of being bold. We have achieved a significant amount of success over the last decade, including attracting over a £1billion of investment into the town, transforming our town centre and renewing our commercial business district. But we want to do more. This is why having the right Group Head of Place to drive forward our plans and build on our outstanding private and public sector partnerships is absolutely critical to our next decade of success.​

As the Group Head of Place, you will take the lead in all aspects of housing, property, regeneration, transport, infrastructure and planning services for Watford.

Overseeing this broad remit of services, you will take a strategic approach and partner with local organisations that will enhance our built environment, invest further in public realm, deliver high quality affordable housing and introduce more sustainable transport.  

This senior role within the council will work with the Senior Leadership Team and the Elected Mayor to develop initiatives that further secure smart growth and economic prosperity for Watford.​

You will ensure all services are run efficiently, are fiscally responsible and deliver on commitments.

To be considered as the Group Head of Place, you will need:

  • Significant experience in leading housing, regeneration, transport, property, planning and infrastructure functions.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, and a proven track record of leading, implementing and delivering major projects

  • A professional qualification or certification in a relevant discipline.

  • A degree level qualification (or equivalent).

Ideal candidates will also have experience gained within or working with the public sector.

Watford Borough Council are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.  

For a confidential discussion please call Rachel Salvia on 07594 250062

Closing dateJanuary 19th 2019
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.

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