New Vacancy – Head of Parks & Open Spaces

New Vacancy – Head of Parks & Open Spaces

New Vacancy – Head of Parks & Open Spaces 150 150 Haydon Wick Admin

Haydon Wick Parish Council has a vacancy for a Head of Parks & Open Spaces 

SCP Range Grade 22-27: £27,041-£31,346
37 hours per week (Monday – Friday with occasional weekends and evenings)

Download the Job Description & Person Specification

Haydon Wick Parish Council in North Swindon is looking for highly motivated manager to oversee the Council’s Parks & Open Spaces service delivery. The successful candidate will work alongside the Chief Officer/Clerk to Council to deliver an enhanced Parks & Open Spaces service for the local community.

The Parks & Open Spaces Team service delivery has a team of nine staff currently with a budget of approximately £500k. The team is sub divided into three divisions; the Play and Parks Team, the Grass & Hedges Team and the Tidy Up Team, all of whom will report directly to the Head of Parks and Open Spaces. 

Services range from:

  • grass and hedge/shrub cutting
  • tree maintenance and management
  • maintenance of areas in Mouldon Hill and Seven Fields
  • wildflower and biodiversity projects
  • continual development of 24 play parks (including a brand new skatepark)
  • emptying 150+ litter bins
  • graffiti and fly tipping removal
  • managing three Leisure Garden/Allotment sites.

The successful candidate will have a key role in helping to develop the future of the service provision in the parish. A priority project will be to help locate and develop a new Depot/Works Yard for the team.  They will work closely with the Clerk and the Council to deliver this within the first 12-18 months of being in post. You will be accountable to the Clerk for the quality, success and development of the service, and as such, must have a genuine enthusiasm for the profession.

A full and clean driving licence is essential, and you may be required to pass medical and other background recruitment checks.

Applications and further information to  The recruitment process will be Covid-19 safe.

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