Countryside Development Manager, Great Parks

Groundwork South

Paignton, Devon
£32,000 - £35,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 152548_GS

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 31st January 2019  


A community charity, at Groundwork South, we are changing places, changing lives across the South of England, one green step at a time.

ROLE: Countryside Development Manager, Great Parks
SALARY: £32,000-£35,000 per annum
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term to March 2021
OPERATIONAL AREA: Devon and Cornwall
LOCATION: Great Parks Countryside Park, Paignton, Devon

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

If you have an entrepreneurial flair, like a challenge, work at pace and have a passion for enhancing greenspaces, with the ability to bring together a wide range of organisations to make things happen – we have the right job for you.

Over a two year period (Stage 1), we are looking for a Countryside Development Manager to create a Sustainable Development Plan for The Great Parks, Country Park in Paignton, Devon, funded through section 106. At the end of Stage 1, the project will be move into Stage 2, the design and implementation of the Park. This transition will be managed by Torbay Council.

The Great Parks Site is currently unloved and uncared for and could offer some great green open spaces for the local people of Torbay and South Hams to enjoy. There is no clear vision for the Park, the perfect opportunity for someone to put their stamp on a large, beautiful Torbay green space.

Key skills that we are looking for:

  • Fantastic engagement and communication skills, to facilitate a Steering Group to drive the Sustainable Development Plan.
  • An Entrepreneurial Flair: to work with a wide variety of Stakeholders to create a shared vision and drive success.
  • Someone with a strong community focus, to understand the local area and meet the needs of the local community of Great Parks, Torbay and surrounding areas.
  • Knowledge of conserving and enhancing wildlife habitats.
  • To work at a fast pace, exploring, planning and ensuring financial and sustainable viability.

This role requires a full UK driving licence with more than 12 months driving history and access to your own vehicle for which you will need to be insured for business use. Employees are able to claim back mileage rates as per our Expenses Policy.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the beginning of a new Torbay Park, which will leave a legacy for the people of Torbay to enjoy for many years to come.

In return we offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

Closing date: 31st January 2019

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the 'More information' link below to be directed to our website to download the application form/information pack and other relevant documents.

Groundwork South is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response. 

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service.

We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please.


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