This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with business acumen to develop a plan for the future management of the beautiful historic Stanmer estate in Brighton.
About the role
Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery / Big Lottery Fund we are currently delivering a project which is investing over £7m in the restoration of Stanmer Park – the largest park in Brighton & Hove. As part of this project we are looking for an experienced countryside manager who can work with a range of stakeholders and identify sources of income which will contribute to the long term financial sustainability of the estate.
As a member of an enthusiastic team of parks professionals, you will work collaboratively with our key project partners, Plumpton College and South Downs National Park, to achieve our vision for Stanmer Park.
The successful candidate will:
- Confirm the vision for the Stanmer estate and put forward a plan for its future sustainability.
- Develop income streams and funding opportunities.
- Manage the Stanmer estate and lead on complex management and maintenance issues.
- Manage the completion of the National Lottery funded restoration project, including overseeing the activity plan which is a key outcome of the project.
Establish and implement the vision for the Stanmer Estate. Identify funding, build strategic relationships and engage stakeholders to develop a wider management plan to encompass the whole Estate.
Fixed term for: 30 months
Interview date: Thursday 5th September
For an informal discussion, please contact Robert Walker, Head of City Parks on 01273 294349
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At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
A competitive salary
Career average pension scheme
Generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
A range of other staff benefits
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Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.