Horticulture and Parks, Operational Manager

North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear
£41,881 - £46,845 pa
11 May 2021
23 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Located in the heart of north east of England, North Tyneside is a dynamic and exciting place to live, work and visit with a population of 205,000 people. It has four towns, North Shields, Whitley Bay, Killingworth and Wallsend, and beautiful award-winning beaches and parks.

Job role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join North Tyneside Council’s, Local Environmental Services Team as a Horticulture and Parks, Operational Manager. 

The Horticulture and Parks Operational Manager post is responsible for managing the borough’s parks, and delivering grounds maintenance services across our green spaces, our fabulous coastline, miles of wagonways and housing estates. The post is also responsible for the management of play sites, allotments and trees across North Tyneside, ensuring services are delivered to the highest operational standards.

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated, inspirational, energetic individual with a proven ability to lead, develop and motivate teams.  The successful applicant will have significant experience in leading a large multi-disciplinary workforce delivering frontline Environmental Services and will be committed to delivering the council’s ambition for a great place to live, work and visit.

You will have significant knowledge and technical experience in horticulture and will have experience of managing budgets and very high standards of health and safety and performance management.  You will strive to improve service delivery and be committed to creating a culture of learning and development across the service.

We’ll expect you to have excellent interpersonal skills, enabling you to work collaboratively with other council services and external partners to implement service improvements. 

You will be committed to delivering a great customer experience, providing high quality customer focused environmental services in line with the council’s Customer Service Programme.

This is a varied and interesting role, perfect for someone with similar previous experience and looking to further their career in the management of horticulture and parks.   If you have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to make a difference and can effectively lead and inspire teams, then we want to hear from you.

We are offering

•          A starting salary of £41,881 rising to £46,845 pa

•          Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

•          A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

For further information please contact Sam Dand, Senior Manager, Local Environmental Services:  samantha.dand@northtyneside.gov.uk

To apply for this position please click on the following link

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North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

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