General Parks Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Ipswich Park’s Team as the General Parks Manager. This role will be responsible for not only delivering a wide range of grounds maintenance services, including hard and soft landscaping and manage the parks protection team, whilst collaborating with other operational areas within the Council.

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Ipswich Park’s Team as the General Parks Manager.

Ipswich is proud of its variety of parks and open space, which includes two English Heritage listed sites, 50 Amenity Green Spaces and 94 play areas. With three retained Green Flag Awards with ambition to achieve more.

This role will be responsible for not only delivering a wide range of grounds maintenance services, including hard and soft landscaping and manage the parks protection team, whilst collaborating with other operational areas within the Council.

You will need to have a good level of experience and skill in practically managing public open spaces, leading and motivating teams, engaging with stakeholders, managing budgets, Health & Safety knowledge, external fund raising and project management.

A current valid UK driving license is required for this position.

For more information about this role please contact Lisa Stannard via email Lisa.Stannard@ipswich.gov.uk.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

As well as a competitive salary, the Council offers Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) membership, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, learning and development opportunities, flexible working opportunities, wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

As part of the recruitment process if you are successfully shortlisted you will be required to undertake an online assessment ahead of the panel interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 18th March 2024.

The interview process will be carried out remotely via Skype for Business, Microsoft teams or in person.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Location

Various Park Locations

Salary

£48,474 – £50,512

Application closing date

29th February 2024
 

Job type

37 hours per week

Permanent

Requisition reference

REQ00804

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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