Newham Council provides services to residents, business and visitors of this young and vibrant borough in East London. The council’s Environment & Sustainable Transport division provides most of the frontline services that all residents use, including waste collection, street cleansing, highways maintenance, housing and grounds maintenance.
Parks and Green Spaces Manager
£47,511 - £50,448 pa Permanent role.
To be responsible for the provision, delivery and management of a professional, innovative, effective and high quality Parks & Green Spaces service; developing partnerships, leading initiatives and seeking all available resources to contribute to and deliver the Council’s vision for the service. To act as the Council’s principal advisor on all matters relating to parks and green spaces management.
We are looking for a skilled and energetic individual to take on the leadership and development of an excellent Parks and Green Spaces service for the London Borough of Newham.
The main focus of the service is the management and development of the borough's 22 key parks and numerous green spaces.
This includes management responsibility for the insourced grounds maintenance service as well as a new arboricultural services contract, both from January 2020.
In addition the Parks and Green Spaces service leads the strategic development of parks and green spaces across the borough; linked to an ambitious regeneration agenda.
You will need excellent communication skills and the drive to deliver; quickly establishing a cohesive team and achieving real results for Newham’s communities.
The future of this team is based around its ability to deliver. Service developments will include developing innovative ways in which to deliver its services and enabling others to do so.
You will build on existing working relationships, both internally and externally, and will need tenacity, confidence and a flair for leadership to take the team forward to meet our expectations.
Experience of managing substantial and complex budgets and an ability to prepare and implement strategies and business plans are essential to this position.
You will also be educated to degree-level or equivalent in a relevant area, or equivalent by experience.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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