Parks Operations Manager
  • Employer: Horsham District Council
  • Reference: CS1419
  • Published: Thu 17/12/2020, 11:50 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 01/02/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,451 - £32,910 plus essential user allowance
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex

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Parks Operations Manager

Horsham District Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Parks Operations Manager to work within our Parks and Countryside team. We have recently secured our first Green Flag and are keen to get more for other key sites.

A key aspect of the Parks Operations Manager role involves managing the grounds maintenance contract, ensuring specified works are consistently met across 100+ sites, and you will need to demonstrate strong budget management.  You will oversee the maintenance of the physical infrastructure of the sites – playgrounds, youth facilities, paths, fences, benches – and the natural and ornamental elements, through line management of a small team.

Working as part of the Parks and Countryside team, you will help to enhance biodiversity and climate resilience on all sites as well as build community involvement and wellbeing.  Delivery of public events that generate income is also an important aspect of the work you will be involved with.  There is the opportunity for you to help shape the future delivery of our open spaces, as we begin the process of tendering for a new contract.

As Parks Operations Manager, you will have the ability to deal with a varied workload and cope with a fast-paced environment with changing tasks and priorities. As a strong team player with good contract, project and people managements skills you will have an agile, flexible and can-do approach and be able to respond calmly and sensitively to members of the public.

You must also have a clean, full driving licence in order to travel to all sites across the Horsham district.

We encourage and support professional development and offer a generous benefits package to support your work life balance.  This includes 27 days’ pro rata annual leave plus bank holidays, flexible working arrangements, access to wellbeing services, and a staff benefits platform featuring many discounts from the high street.

To be a successful applicant we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying.

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