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Essex County Council

Park Manager

Up to £32,245 per annum (Full time equivalent)
Permanent, Part Time
Location: Brentwood
Ref: 1809

The Park Manager is responsible for all operational management responsibilities for Thorndon Country Park, contributing to the development of management plans, new revenue streams, using data to inform business decisions and translating these into day to day operations.

You will ensure the Park is safe and clean for visitors, promoting and monitoring legislation, byelaws, and health and safety, whilst taking into consideration climate change impacts, good practice green space management, and enhancing nature conservation and historical value.

You will develop and deliver proactive maintenance and health and safety plans and processes, managing and controlling equipment and assets, and ensuring good practices are in place. You will be accountable for the implementation of consistent processes, ways of working and operating practices, to achieve the best experience for our visitors.

You will manage all day-to-day operations, within budgeted guidelines and to agreed quality standards. You will be accountable for budgetary control, ensuring compliance with all financial processes, and contributing to grant applications for additional funding.

As a manager, you will provide guidance to staff - lead, manage and motivate your team to ensure objectives are met, and play a critical role in exhibiting the culture and behaviours expected within the team.

Collaboration is key in this role as you will manage third party commercial relationships and liaise with stakeholders. This is a job share (18.5 hours p/w) with an existing Park Manager, working well together will be essential to achieving success in this role.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

We’re looking for an excellent leader, confident in engaging with public of all ages and abilities. You will have good understanding and experience of ecological/habitat management and conservation issues, and the ‘Country Park’ ethos and commitment to promoting enjoyment of the countryside.

Ideally, you will be educated to degree level in land management, countryside management or equivalent by experience in Country Park management, with evidence of continuing professional development.

You will have excellent attention to detail, confident in using your initiative, with the ability to spot and resolve problems. You should be able to evidence your experience of generation income within a Country Park or equivalent.

Above all, we are looking for someone who can demonstrate considerable enthusiasm and energy, together with being highly motivated for what can be achieved, with an understanding and commitment to team working and developing a committed and motivated team.

Closing date: 1 July 2020.

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Closing Date: 01/07/2021  Location: Brentwood

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