Interim Business Unit Manager – Regulatory Services

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Interim Business Unit Manager – Regulatory Services
Southwark, London
Interim Position

Southwark 5219262

Posted: 4th November 2022 09:34
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  • Pay Rate:

    £361.45 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 - 5 months

  • Southwark, London,

    SE1 2QH

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Business Unit Manager – Regulatory Services

Reference no: Southwark 5219262

Pay Rate: £361.45 per day PAYE


To work in conjunction with the Director of the Environment Directorate, Head of Regulatory Services, other service Business Unit Managers and lead members, to ensure effective delivery and long-term planning of key council and Division priorities.

The duties of the role involve the management of the Neighbourhood Noise and Nuisance Service comprising three teams: Licensing, Noise and Anti-social Behaviour



  • To deliver excellent services to residents in line with the vision, values, resources, strategic and service priorities
  • To lead and manage the officers of the unit, providing strategic direction and professional and technical guidance
  • To be responsible for the strategic management / development and long-term business planning of the business unit, division and department in line with priorities, statutory and contractual obligations
  • To be responsible for the provision of expert advice at lead member briefings, Scrutiny Commissions, Cabinet and other decision-making bodies, steering groups and panels, offering high level “legal” advice to members, chief officers and departments as to the law on matters relating to the work of the unit / service. Where necessary, procurement of internal and external specialist advice to support the business unit’s specialisms
  • To have accountability for all financial matters within the post-holder’s sphere of responsibility (up to £6m/annum). Monitor and manage business unit finances and their controls. To ensure at all times that the best use is made of all available resources, consistently aiming to deliver high quality, value for money services. To maximise income, and ensure that resource limits are not exceeded and corporate standards are adhered to throughout
  • To effectively manage any service contracts through sound performance management and monitoring regimes. Managing and delivering the procurement, preparation of contract documents, specifications and tendering process in full compliance with contract regulations
  • To monitor and review the performance and quality of services in the unit in accordance with the visions and values, ensuring that services are delivered with regard to the highest attainable standards of customer care and satisfaction, whilst maintaining the responsibilities to enforce statutory provision.
  • To identify developments in best practice, legislation and other changes and be responsible for integrating them into the development of cross departmental policy and operational plans and day-to-day work
  • To respond to major organisational, legislative, social and economic issues and to support senior managers in service planning and reviews.
  • To create and lead effective partnerships with other key agencies including the Police, HMRC, London Fire Brigade, Border Force, Public Health the Clinical Commissioning Group and other internal services to deliver partnership responses to the issues of health inequalities, anti-social behaviour, crime, noise nuisance, poor environmental quality and matters that places client’s health, safety and welfare at serious risk.
  • Securing additional funding for the Service, bidding for external funds both singly and with other key agencies and partners.
  • To maintain appropriate relationships with other business units, divisions and departments, external agencies and the community, and to develop joint initiatives and partnerships where these add value and quality to service delivery
  • To be responsible for producing management information and reports on performance and quality, taking appropriate remedial action where needed, to ensure that targets and standards are met and to optimise value and performance
  • To identify and integrate diversity and equal opportunities in the workforce, business and work planning processes
  • To provide statutory and other performance returns as appropriate and required to the department, government and non-governmental agencies
  • To market, communicate and engage with the community in order to ensure high levels of public usage of, and participation with, the service


“Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  • A relevant degree in an appropriate discipline or qualification or experience of an equivalent academic or professional standard



  • In depth knowledge of all aspects of the commissioning cycle, grant commissioning, contract specification, letting, monitoring and the associated processes and procedures of procurement
  • Experience of managing, leading, developing, motivating and monitoring the performance of teams, contractors and commissioned services to successfully deliver performance against targets within a large organisation and partnership working
  • Experience in developing divisional business plans, projects and performance management frameworks, including effectively managing capital, revenue and grant budgets
  • Experience of applying and interpreting research methodology and advanced methods of statistical analysis. Undertaking detailed analysis of financial, scientific and/or other statistical data
  • Experience of commissioning and contract managing services in a partnership environment, including managing drug and alcohol strategy, interventions and/or services
  • Experience of working, engaging and influencing senior executives and elected members in an organisation



  • Ability to engage, persuade, convince, influence and make a positive impression on others (individuals or groups) building collaborative relationships to achieve positive outcomes
  • Ability to identify opportunities, problems or obstacles and is prepared to take action now to shape and implement a vision for the future
  • Ability to understand other people, individually and in groups. Actively listening, observing people’s reactions and exploring the unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings and concerns of others through the use of appropriate questioning
  • Ability to understand the priorities, aims, goals and methods of operation
  • Demonstrates analytical judgement, policy and decision making
  • Ability to act in a leadership capacity, developing and mentoring colleagues from various professional backgrounds
  • Ability to manage, engage and facilitate others to work collaboratively across professional boundaries so that excellent services are delivered
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks which have a common outcome to be achieved, within a finite timescale, requiring the co-ordination of activities and people, outside the role’s routine responsibilities
  • Ability to understand the principles of financial management and probity to ensure compliance with the standards on financial management and to maximise operational efficiency and effectiveness


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Interim Business Unit Manager – Regulatory Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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