Assistant Land Management Officer

Cirencester Town Council

Cirencester, Gloucestershire
£20,541 - £21,693 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.cirencester.gov.uk libby@cirencester.gov.uk 01285655646 Libby Hughes

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 7th January 2019  


Title: Assistant Land Management Officer (Permanent)
Team: Estate Services
Grade: SCP 21 - 23 (currently £20,541p.a. to £21,693)
Responsible to: Land Management Officer
Responsible for: Senior Grounds Person
Liaison with: Within the Council: Grounds Team, Office Staff
Outside the Council: The General Public, Green Flag Assessors, Suppliers and Contractors (inc. UBICO), Police, Community Groups 

Key Priorities: 

To provide team leadership for the estates team with hands on support ensuring that work is carried out to specification; making sure that the team follow all requirements relating to record keeping, risk assessments, method statements and health and safety policies, procedures and use of PPE. 

Main Purpose: 

  1. To support the Land Management Officer with: 
    1. day to day supervision and support of the grounds team including responsibility for the facilities and buildings at the Abbey Grounds, St Michael’s Park and Kingshill; 
    2. preparing daily/weekly/seasonal work programmes for the land management services delivered across Cirencester; 
    3. ensuring the efficient and effective completion of the daily/weekly/seasonal work programmes; 
    4. ensuring full compliance with statutory health and safety legislation and the Town Council’s Health and Safety procedures, including aspects relating to personal protective equipment, the safe use of machinery and risk assessments; 
    5. assisting with the annual and six monthly appraisals for the ground staff; along with identifying team/individual training requirements; 
    6. assisting with the ordering of materials/goods/services; 
    7. ensuring that all equipment and machinery is maintained and serviced regularly; 
    8. assisting with the planning, costing and implementing land related tasks/projects; 
    9. carrying out land management related risk assessments for new tasks/projects, as and when necessary; 
    10. ensuring that all land within the responsibility of the Town Council is regularly inspected, in particular the play equipment and recreation areas. 
  2. To provide ‘hands on’ support and supervision to the grounds team across the full range of estates services duties.  

Other Duties: 

The Council operates in a flexible way where all staff support each other across team and service areas. The post holder is expected to share in this. The post holder is expected to carry out such duties as may be allocated. 

From time to time, during a local emergency such as flooding or major events, the post holder may be required to work outside of normal working hours.

Conditions of Service: 

  • The post is subject to one month’s notice on either side, subject to the minimum statutory requirements. 
  • The post holder will be required to comply with the Council’s Health and Safety Policy. 
  • The formal appointment to the post is subject to a satisfactory six month probationary period.

See the Job Description on our website for the person specification.


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