Greenspace Officer

Location
Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT
Salary
£19,446 - £21,074
Posted
14 Sep 2018
Closes
07 Oct 2018
Job Ref
HR0000000314
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

An exciting opportunity is available to work within the Client Services Team at Wychavon District Council, Pershore in the heart of rural Worcestershire. You will assist the busy Greenspace Officers in the delivery of award winning parks and open spaces.

Working with the Client Services Team, the post holder will assist the Senior Parks and Greenspace Officer with the day to day monitoring and organisation of the work on open spaces, verges and parks including dealing with contractors, forward planning, refurbishment projects, events in parks, play areas, tree and shrub management, GIS mapping systems, budget control and all other aspects of open space management.

There will be the occasional need to assist with enforcement issue such as abandoned cars, fly tipping, PSPO’s.

To apply you will need a relevant qualification or substantial experience in Horticulture or a closely related subject. Previous experience in dealing with customers/public in a relevant field of Horticulture/Landscape would be beneficial plus lots of enthusiasm and a flexible approach to work.    

Horticultural knowledge especially for trees, shrubs and grassland management.

Monitoring contractors work.

IT skills

Communication skills

Time management

Customer service

Experience of working in a team and ability to work alone

Ability to calculate technical data

This post requires the ability to travel through the district to make site visits as well as working outdoors. There is also a requirement for making lone site visits to a variety of landscape sites.

For further information about the role please contact Lynn Stevens (Senior Parks & Greenspace Officer) on 01386 565407 or email lynn.stevens@wychavon.gov.uk

Closing Date: 7th October 2018

Interview Date: 22nd October 2018

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