New Vacancy – Head of Parks & Open Spaces

Posted on 28th August, 2020 in News

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)

Download the Job Description & Person Specification

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.

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