Do you enjoy being outdoors?
Would you like the opportunity to engage with the local community?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
We are looking to recruit a full time Allotment Officer to join our amazing team and help play a central role in creating a well organised, safe and enjoyable experience for all our allotment holders.
About the team
We are a vibrant team which values teamwork and a love for the environment. We have strong community values and are a social team. You will work as part of the wider Parks Team helping to maintain and develop Parks and Open Spaces across the borough of Richmond alongside active committees such as BRAG (Borough of Richmond Allotment Group).
About the role
The successful candidate will oversee the management of 24 sites and be the main point of contact for over 2000 allotment users, those interested in taking on new plots and existing plot holders.
We are looking for an individual who is resilient, can manage expectations and build positive relationships with allotments users, site committees, councillors and residents so we can provide the very best services to all our stakeholders. The role involves regular site visits to inspect and implement all guidelines and terms & conditions. There are administrational duties to the role including but not limited to, maintaining the waiting list, managing enquiries, and maintaining all allotment maps.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV and personal statement (no longer than two sides of A4) will clearly evidence:
- Knowledge of Local Government processes
- Ability to manage your own time and complete all responsibilities
- Proven experience of working with customers and competing workloads.
- Comfortable engaging with various people from Councillors, contractors and residents
If you would like to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Yvonne Kelleher by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.
We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
- Closing date: 11:59pm on Sunday 26th September 2021
- Shortlisting date: week commencing 27th September 2021
- Interview date: week commencing 4th October 2021
Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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