Parks Development Officer

Town Hall Redditch B98 8AH & Parkside Bromsgrove B61 8DA
£28,785 - £32,878
27 Aug 2020
18 Sep 2020
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Parks Development Officer

Redditch Borough Council Leisure & Cultural – Parks & Events Service

£28,785- £32,878 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. Do you have the skills to work and think in a fast paced environment? Are you keen to upskill, develop and work in a variety of areas within Parks Management? 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 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 programmes 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 Thursday 17 September 2020. Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 28th September 2020.

If you require further information please contact Ishrat Z Karimi Fini, Parks & Events Service Manager on 07713085872

This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of criminal records via the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions

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.

To view all our vacancies go to Recruiters A-Z Tab and select Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application was not successful on this occasion

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