Greenspace Development Officer

Nottingham City Council

£24,657 - £26,470 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 0115 876 4983 James Dymond

Reference: CO0703

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Thursday, 28th February 2019   7 days left

We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…

The Nottingham City Council Parks & Open Spaces Service is looking for a Greenspace Development Officer to join the team. Working on projects to seek funding, develop projects and deliver improvements to parks and open spaces and manage the City's allotments, this is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced team with an excellent track record. As the Country's highest Green Flag Award winner with a significant capital improvement programme, citywide community group partnerships and extensive allotment network, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player with experience and skills from the green space sector.

The starting salary is £24,657 (Level One) rising to £26,470 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers) 

There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.  

Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.  

Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free! 

 Essential Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience of managing and delivering projects in a greenspace environment including managing contractors.
  • Well developed knowledge and understanding of park, open space and allotment management issues such as maintenance, security and health and safety requirements.
  • Well developed experience and knowledge of Green Flag and other environmental legislation and regulations appropriate to the management and development of greenspace.
  • Ability to evaluate numerical and literary information and write reports for a range of audiences.
  • Ability to communicate with both staff and the public, in person, in writing and by phone, including the ability to give presentations.
  • Experience of working on own initiative in order to meet strict deadlines and objectives.

For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification byt clicking the 'More information' link below.

For informal enquiries please contact James Dymond, Parks Development Manager

Tel: 0115 876 4983, Email:

Useful information for Applicants

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.  

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act(2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speakfluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion andwe are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. We particularly welcome applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce. 

Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.

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