Commissioning Officer (Parks & Open Spaces)
Full time: 37 hours per week
Salary – AG5: £30,296- £33,024 plus essential car user allowance
Location: Leek & Buxton- Agile working applicable
This is an exciting time to work for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and High Peak Borough Council (The Alliance) as we are committed to improving parks and open spaces for the benefit of residents and visitors.
Set in the context of new or emerging strategies covering Parks and Green Spaces, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Nature Recovery, the successful candidate will work to commission services and develop projects across horticultural, grounds maintenance services and facilities which maintain or improve satisfaction, usage and visitor numbers.
We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate who has detailed knowledge and practical experience of horticultural and grounds maintenance services and in particular, a track record of driving continuous improvement to public parks and open spaces, recreational facilities and other related areas included within the scope of this position.
Overseeing effective contract monitoring practices and procedures is an important aspect of the role as the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring several key Council contracts, as well as working closely with the service providers to maintain and improve standards.
The successful candidate will also be required to represent The Alliance at meetings with internal and external stakeholders i.e. service users, other Council services, clients, consultants, contractors and other working groups therefore strong advocacy, interpersonal and communication skills are essential for this role.
A knowledge of relevant legislation, government guidance and policies would be an advantage.
For more information about the job and how to apply please visit our websites https://www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk or https://www.highpeak.gov.uk
For an informal discussion regarding this job please contact:
Closing date: Midday Monday 18th December 2023
Interviews to be held: 8th January 2024