Group Leader - Parks and Greenspaces

Kirklees Council

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£43,857 - £45,859 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 1890

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 14th March 2021  

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled individual to support the development and delivery of an ambitious Greenspace service.

The Council is fully committed to providing an effective response to issues such as climate change, delivering bio diversity gain, and ensuring that the people who live and work in the district have access to high quality amenity and recreational spaces.

To achieve this we are working on large scale woodland creation and re-naturing schemes, partnering with third sector organisations to achieve maximum gain, rolling out an aspirational play strategy and re-profiling how we work - both in our relationship with our stakeholders and in the delivery mechanism itself.

It is an exciting time for the service, this role has been developed as the service faces a number of challenges and you would be at the centre of these changes. You would be supporting the Operational Manager to drive forward Greenspace Management initiatives, the Council’s corporate plan and shared outcomes. You will have a key role supporting and developing a strategic approach for your particular specialist area and be responsible for the management and development of staff within the activity.

At Kirklees Council, we want to support your professional development to give you the right skills, confidence, and support to really achieve your potential. We offer a variety of courses and training designed for this exact purpose.

We value the importance of having work life balance, so this is why we offer provisions such as flexible-working, generous holiday entitlement, a variety of special leave policies, and employee healthcare services.

If you would like to speak to the Recruiting Manager about this role, please call Rob Dalby on 01484-221000 or email [email protected].

To apply please click on the link here.

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