Assistant Park Manager

The Royal Parks

£41,553 - £48,944 plus on-call allowance of £3,464 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 23rd June 2024   4 days left

Assistant Park Manager
The Royal Parks, London

The Organisation

The Royal Parks (TRP) is a charity created in March 2017. We manage over 5,000 acres of diverse parkland, rare habitats and historic buildings and monuments in eight Royal Parks across London. These are Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park, St James’s Park, The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park.

We also manage other important public spaces including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens. Our eight Royal Parks and other iconic green spaces are among the most visited attractions in the UK with 77 million visits every year.

We are now looking for an Assistant Park Manager to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis, working 36 hours per week.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £41,553- £48,944 per annum plus an on-call allowance £3,464 per annum, depending on experience
  • 26 days' annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays, increasing to 29 days after 3 years’ service
  • Pension scheme (3% employee contribution; up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Hybrid/agile working options
  • Private medical insurance and healthcare cash plan
  • Employee assistance programme and access to mental health first aiders
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offices in a beautiful location

This is an unmissable opportunity for a park operations professional to join our prestigious organisation.

In this engaging and unique role, you’ll play a pivotal part in overseeing the smooth running of exciting projects!

What’s more, you’ll ensure that our parks, rich in culture and history, can be enjoyed for generations to come.

So, if you want to work in the heart of London, surrounded by breathtaking views of lush landscapes and historic landmarks, then apply today!

The Role

As a Flexible Assistant Park Manager, you will facilitate projects and programmes in one or more of our parks.

Reporting to the Head of Park Operations, you will undertake a wide range of park projects including service, policy and contract development initiatives.

Supporting park-related programmes, you will assist with the development and implementation initiatives which improve quality, biodiversity and sustainability, as well as supporting our Apprenticeship Scheme.

You will manage, monitor, and develop service contracts; for example, landscape, security or cleaning contracts.

Additionally, you will:

  • Work with parks, procurement and legal colleagues
  • Keep contract information and maps updated
  • Represent Parks Services and all Park Teams at meetings
  • Liaise with the Metropolitan Police Royal Parks Operational Command Unit and third parties
  • Attend seminars and exhibitions to keep abreast of current developments
  • Provide support on planning and licence matters

About You

To be considered as an Assistant Park Manager, you will need:

  • Experience with landscape, amenity horticulture, countryside or park operations and management
  • Experience of report writing and proof-reading to a good standard
  • Experience in resolving enquiries from the public and other stakeholders
  • A degree or equivalent qualification in relevant subject, such as BSc Horticulture, Land Management, Environmental Science, Ecology or Conservation, or equivalent relevant industry experience

Other organisations may call this role Assistant Park Services Manager, Assistant Operations Manager, Assistant Service Manager, Assistant Manager, Assistant General Manager, or Operations Assistant.

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The Royal Parks is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To find out more on our approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit our website.

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