Parks Development Officer

Town Hall Redditch B98 8AH & Parkside Bromsgrove B61 8DA
£29,577 - £33,782
29 Jan 2021
28 Feb 2021
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Redditch Borough Council

Leisure and Cultural – Parks and Events Service

Parks Development Officer

Grade 7 - £29,577, - £33,782 per annum

37 hours per week – Permanent

We are seeking a high performing, knowledgeable, intuitive & progressive individual to work as part of our Parks and Events Team. During this ever so challenging times Parks have really been given the platform they deserve.

Do you have the skills to work and think in face paced environment? Are you keen to upskill develop and work in a variety of areas within Parks Management? Have you worked with Volunteers and enabled them in supporting Parks initiatives If yes? We are keen to hear from you. The role will support wider initiatives and programmes within a number of partnerships across the county.

The successful candidate will have the ability to be diverse in their approach and think in an extraordinary way. The role will support the Service Manager in providing strong effective and cohesive departmental management by using a transformational ‘systems thinking’ approach to ensure efficient and effective service delivery is implemented for our users, residents’ and customers.

Key areas of the post include:

• Management of the day to day delivery of the parks, allotments & playing pitch services.

• Customer, stakeholder and contractor liaison and management.

• Development of service and management improvement plans.

• Technical support to senior officers and elected members where necessary.

• Act as lead officer on Stewardship applications and ongoing contract management.

• Service contact for all matters relating to the Environment Agency, Biodiversity, Ecology and all other environmental issues including relevant Water Management matters, horticultural practice, waste and land management.

• Development and implementation of grounds maintenance and cleansing schedule across the parks service based on defined need and sustainability (including sports and playing pitches)

• Developing a robust programme around volunteer groups and leading on the development of the Greenspaces Forum

• Lead on planning applications and manage expectations within partners and service areas

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out regular one to ones and team meetings with staff under their direct supervision and attend team meetings across the Parks and Events Service.

Benefits of the post will include:

Annual Leave – (Based on Full Time)

24 days up to 5 years’ service plus Bank Holidays

29 days 5 years + service

Employee Assistance Programme

Local Government pension scheme

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is: 27 February 2021

Interviews date TBC

To apply please select the apply button at the end of this advert. If you experience difficulties applying online then please contact HR Support on 01527 64252, Ext. 3416.

CV’s will not be accepted.

For further information and for an informal chat please contact Ishrat Karimi Fini – Parks & Events Service Manager 07713 085872

We regret that this vacancy is subject to restrictions i.e. to minimise compulsory redundancies, applications from redeployees will be considered and processed prior to any applications from internal candidates.

We operate an equal opportunities policy and applicants are positively encouraged irrespective of sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, race or religion.

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