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Parks Outreach Officer

  • Employer: Thurrock Council
  • Reference: OCT20183372
  • Published: Thu 25/10/2018, 12:49 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/11/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: vacancy duration as Permanentand workpattern as Full Time.
  • Salary: 21255 - 26910 Per Annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Thurrock

The Recreation and Leisure Service team is expanding and we need three new people to help enable Thurrock residents to become more active and engaged in their parks and open spaces.  We need innovative people who have a ‘can do’ attitude to deliver a wide range of activities in our parks that get local people involved and enables them to improve their health and well being. 

We are looking to build a team that will work on the front line developing new activities including sessions across the parks in Thurrock using outdoor gyms and other existing facilities, motivating the community to engage with wider services, helping develop volunteers and support existing park users to work together to improve the environment.  The aim is to improve health outcomes, reduce ASB, ensure park bylaws are enforced and create an environment where our parks are used by more residents. The activities will be for people of all ages from children & young people to senior citizens working across the borough and some sessions will be delivered by partners.

The successful applicant will be required to hold a Sports NGB Level 2 Qualification or QCF Level 2 in Environmental Services or have at minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in a community engagement within a park setting.

For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Jahur Ali, Strategic Lead - Recreation & Leisure Services on 07546517458 or email jali@thurrock.gov.uk  

You must be enthusiastic, willing to work alone and work well as part of a team with both the commitment and flexibility to your work. The post will be primarily outdoors delivering around 24 hours of activities including evening and weekends, the remaining 13 hours will be administration, monitoring and planning. 

You must be able to drive and will be expected to walk a significant amount of distance daily.

A Disclosure and Barring Service Check at Enhanced level will be required for this post.

Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

How to Apply

Please apply online by clicking Apply. Please note, we do not accept CVs. If you have any difficulties in submitting an application form please email recruitment@thurrock.gov.uk.

  • Employer: Thurrock Council
  • Reference: OCT20183372
  • Published: Thu 25/10/2018, 12:49 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/11/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: vacancy duration as Permanentand workpattern as Full Time.
  • Salary: 21255 - 26910 Per Annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Thurrock

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