36 hours per week
Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.
We've got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be the new General Parks Manager. The successful applicant will be part of the Wirral Parks and Countryside team.
As part of a restructure of Wirral Council's Parks and Countryside Service, there is a vacancy for the above post. Your will be part of a team of six General Parks Managers who cover Wirral.
Your will be responsible for the day to day management of parks and open spaces. In the North area this will include the management of extensive coastal and other natural areas of significant importance in managing biodiversity and nature conservation including SSSI. Your remit will also include allotments, playgrounds, events, trees and cemeteries within the designated area; you will also be required to work in other areas as service needs dictate, through the management of team leaders, rangers and grounds maintenance operational staff, and work with Friends groups and other organisations.
You will need to have a HNC or HND in Parks Management Sector or equivalent qualifications or experience. Above all you will be looking to improve the way we engage with our employees/residents/customers to ensure they are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated person, experienced in this type of work; skilled at communicating in an engaging manner, and capable of forming strong effective partnerships with a wide diversity of people.
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Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.
It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.
Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.
Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration. Forms received via the post will not be processed.
All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK. Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.
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