Open Spaces Officer

Gloucestershire City Council

£28,485 - £30,785 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 01 December 2017

City Improvement and Environment

Open Spaces Manager Salary package: £28,485 – £30,785 
37 hours per week Permanent

We are looking for an experienced open spaces manager to look after Gloucester’s 519Ha of parks and open spaces, covering over 150 individual areas.

The postholder will actively engage with Amey our Streetcare service provider as well as other stakeholders and the community to help manage open space for amenity, landscape and habitat value.

Gloucester is a leader in the ‘Asset Based Community Development’ (ABCD) model of service provision, as such the postholder will be expected to work with the community and stakeholders to help deliver vibrant and vital green spaces. This will include maintaining our existing three Green Flag awarded sites and working towards a fourth.

It is a challenging but exciting time to be working in Gloucester with the grounds maintenance contract coming up for renewal in four years’ time and £2.8 million of public money to be spent on habitat and flood management in our open spaces over the next three years. There is also a substantial amount of section 106 money allocated for sports/play areas as well as some significant private sector investment coming on stream.

The postholder will work within the City Improvement and Environment Service alongside a diverse team of professionals that includes tree officers, countryside managers, waste/recycling managers and more general city improvement officers.

The postholder should have experience of open space management, be familiar with local government working practices, have a qualification in a land based discipline and an understanding of the Green Flag process.

Applications to be received by 13.00 on the 1st December 2017

Interviews will be 7th December 2017

For further information please contact Meyrick Brentnall on tel:01452 396829 or email:

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Application packs can be found on our website here. All completed application forms must be submitted to by the closing date.

CV's are not accepted.

Gloucester City Council is an equal opportunities employer

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