Haydon Wick Parish Council has a vacancy for a Head of Parks & Open Spaces
SCP Range Grade 22-27: £27,041-£31,346
37 hours per week (Monday – Friday with occasional weekends and evenings)
Haydon Wick Parish Council in North Swindon is looking for highly motivated manager to oversee the Council’s Parks & Open Spaces service delivery. The successful candidate will work alongside the Chief Officer/Clerk to Council to deliver an enhanced Parks & Open Spaces service for the local community.
The Parks & Open Spaces Team service delivery has a team of nine staff currently with a budget of approximately £500k. The team is sub divided into three divisions; the Play and Parks Team, the Grass & Hedges Team and the Tidy Up Team, all of whom will report directly to the Head of Parks and Open Spaces.
Services range from:
- grass and hedge/shrub cutting
- tree maintenance and management
- maintenance of areas in Mouldon Hill and Seven Fields
- wildflower and biodiversity projects
- continual development of 24 play parks (including a brand new skatepark)
- emptying 150+ litter bins
- graffiti and fly tipping removal
- managing three Leisure Garden/Allotment sites.
The successful candidate will have a key role in helping to develop the future of the service provision in the parish. A priority project will be to help locate and develop a new Depot/Works Yard for the team. They will work closely with the Clerk and the Council to deliver this within the first 12-18 months of being in post. You will be accountable to the Clerk for the quality, success and development of the service, and as such, must have a genuine enthusiasm for the profession.
A full and clean driving licence is essential, and you may be required to pass medical and other background recruitment checks.
Applications and further information to [email protected]. The recruitment process will be Covid-19 safe.