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Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council

Open Space Officer (Provision and Transfer)

Salary: £37,261 - £41,496
Appointment Type: Permanent Position
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time, 37 hours
Closing Date: 08/01/2023

Help shape the natural environment of Basingstoke and Deane

This is an exciting opportunity to help provide a positive impact on people’s quality of life within the borough through the provision of new parks and open spaces provided through new development.

Basingstoke is a vibrant, growing town, located amongst the historic villages of North Hampshire, close to the picturesque South Downs National Park and the North Wessex Downs AONB. The borough is one of the most financially resilient local authorities and is also within easy reach of London by road and rail.

You will be working within the Natural Environment Team and will be responsible for ensuring that new parks and open spaces meet the approved layouts for developments with correct species, areas of planting, ecological areas, kickabout spaces and play area provision are provided by developers. You will input to strategies and developments setting out what and where different types of open space needs to be provided in the borough; ensure that provisions within Section 106 Legal Agreements are met and that the land transfer process is completed smoothly.

The Natural Environment Team is responsible for a wide range of projects within the natural environment from ensuring green spaces are delivered successfully by developers, designing and implementing new open spaces and play areas, improving biodiversity, managing council-owned trees and key parks within the borough. The team also contributes to planning policy development and providing expert advice on planning applications.

Good communication skills are essential as is the ability to work on a number of different projects at the same time. While experience of working with housing developers and local agencies would be useful, what really matters is that you are genuinely enthusiastic about shaping exceptional landscapes and spaces that people will love using.

You will be working with colleagues and developers and will be required to monitor progress of green space provision on residential developments from installation through to completion and handover, ensuring compliance with approved plans and landscape specifications and overcoming any obstacles that arise in the process.

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Closing Date: 08/01/2023  Location: Basingstoke

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