Team Leader (Contaminated Land)
18.5hr/week, 20 month temporary contract in a job share arrangement.
Leeds City Council has established itself as one of the leading authorities for the regulation of land contamination. We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to help us fulfil the council’s obligations under the National Planning Policy Framework and Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Working in a job share arrangement, you will be accountable for effectively leading and managing the Contaminated Land team services in the council. Principal responsibilities include overseeing the provision of advice on dealing with land contamination through the planning process and fulfilling the council’s statutory responsibilities with respect to the identification, inspection and remediation of Contaminated Land as required by Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
You will possess a degree in an appropriate discipline (such as land contamination, environmental/earth science, chemistry) at BSc level or equivalent and have relevant team leadership, managerial and technical experience working with contaminated land issues in the public and/or private sector. You must have excellent detailed knowledge of the planning and Part 2A regimes. You will have excellent communications skills with the ability to engage, influence, negotiate and form positive relationships. You will have experience in improving service quality and solving complex problems.
We would also welcome applicants who may wish to consider a secondment from their current organisation/consultancy.
We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.
All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.