We’re an award-winning, kind and responsible council, and we’re incredibly proud of our district and communities that reach from the coast to the mountains, including the historic City of Lancaster, Morecambe, Carnforth and many other beautiful places.
Williamson Park attracts over 500,000 visitors a year and is one of the North West’s premier tourist attractions as recognised by Visit England. Within the 54 acres of listed park and gardens are iconic buildings such as The Ashton Memorial, attractions and breath-taking views that attract visitors from across the UK.
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic manager to lead the parks management team in taking the park to the next level. The role requires a confident leader, who possesses expertise in people management, passion for the environment and heritage, and enthusiasm for delivering the best possible service to our residents and visitors.
Williamson Park offers a friendly, dynamic and passionate multi-functional team which is focussed on delivery and problem solving to ensure we offer the best visitor experience. Leading the parks management team, you will be expected to lead on developing the site to its full potential, driving our vision and delivering outcomes on environment, communities and economy. The post holder will need to offer business acumen and an entrepreneurial mindset to assist in income generation throughout all areas of the business.
The successful candidate will need to be calm under pressure and be easily adaptable to changing environment while focussing on deadlines. Weekend working will be expected of the post holder, when necessary.
This post is permanent. The hours of work for this position are 37 per week, to include evenings, weekends and bank holidays in line with business need. This post is based at Williamson Park.
You will identify with our organisational values of Pride, Ownership, Working Together and Ambition.
Lancaster is a great place to work, as well as being part of something special you will also benefit from:
- Generous annual leave allowance
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- A range of employee benefits including discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, the opportunity to purchase extra time off, as well as discounts on days out, activities and retail.
Lancaster City Council has unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing both carbon emissions and the impacts of climate change.
We are an Investor in People, Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community. We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from all parts of our community.
At Lancaster City Council we aim to have a diverse workforce that is representative of the district that we serve, and provide a working environment where each employee feels able to bring their whole self to work. We welcome applications from all sections of our community and provide several supportive and inclusive workplace networks and safe spaces for employees to feel connected. Our workplace wellbeing strategy drives our commitment to staff wellbeing initiatives and ensuring that our organisation is a great place to work for all.
We are a disability confident committed employer.
Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to update all applicants individually. If you do not receive a response from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then your application will have unfortunately been unsuccessful in progressing to interview.
Interview date: TBC