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Parks Officer
  • Employer: Maidstone Borough Council
  • Reference: MBC/20/122045
  • Published: Tue 18/02/2020, 11:55 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/03/2020, 23:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,952 - £28,152 plus essential car user allowance
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kent

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Parks Officer

Maidstone – Great people, great place, great opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Parks and Open Spaces Team to help improve & maintain our parks.  Have you been working within a green space setting for a while or a recent landscape graduate then this role is an opportunity for you to develop your career further.

Working as part of a great team you will provide essential parks and open spaces support to the Council and play a vital role in helping to manage and improve the standards of our parks in areas of tree safety, play, conservation and horticulture.

Key duties will include developing and implementing open space improvements, responding to customer reports of problems, providing feedback to residents and issuing works to contractors on a wide range of green space issues. As well as this, the post will regularly work with partner organisations such as Parish Councils, Conservation and Friends Groups.

Experience of working in a greenspaces related discipline such as parks or tree management will be an advantage in this role ;  alternatively it would be a good development opportunity for a recent graduate with a landscape or environmental management qualification such as a HND/BSc in Landscape Management/Amenity Horticulture. Training and development opportunities will  available to the right candidate.  You must have good communication and interpersonal skills and be confident in using IT for writing reports and E-mails. This role is based at Parkwood Depot ME15 9XY.

If you would like an informal chat about this opportunity please contact  Andrew Williams, Parks & Open Spaces Manager on 01622 602412.

To apply for the position please visit www.maidstone.gov.uk/jobs and complete the online application form making sure you explain how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 1st March 2020

Interview dates: 12th  March 2020

Council Benefits:  career average pension scheme, flexible working (including opportunities for home working and job share), employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.  Mileage/car allowance for business use.

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