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Bodmin Town Council

Estates Manager

Job Purpose

Due to the planned retirement of our current Estates Manager towards the end of 2022 we now aim to recruit early for a replacement to work alongside the current postholder to learn the role.

Management of all aspects of the Council's parks, open spaces and cemetery burial services. Also, for the management, maintenance and security of all buildings under the purview of the Estates Committee.

You will also be required to effectively manage all matters relating the Council’s health and safety.

In addition, it is the Estates Manager’s role to manage building refurbishment and develop contract arrangements for the contract/project. To be responsible for the management of contractors employed by the Council for the delivery of these services.

To be the Estates Manager for Bodmin Town Council, formally reporting to Committee / Council as appropriate. To be responsible for the line management of all personnel engaged in the Estates team. To be lead officer for the Estates Committee, its subcommittees and working parties.

To lead the work of the Estates team and carry out the policies and instructions of the Estates Committee in providing an effective and efficient service to the community of Bodmin.


  • Budgetary control
  • Plan and direct work programmes
  • Manage the Council's cemeteries
  • Delivery of horticultural excellence
  • Efficient, effective and comprehensive customer orientated service
  • Support the Town Clerk with any devolution of services or assets from the Principal Council
  • Explore and obtain external sources of income such as grants
  • Develop for approval, review and update the Council's Green Spaces Management Plan
  • Implement, update and manage a maintenance, inspection and replacement equipment, plant, machinery and vehicles schedule.
  • Act as the Council's lead Officer on the Beacon Local Nature Reserve
  • Explore, develop and strengthen community engagement
  • Attend site meetings with other agencies and partners
  • Manage the Council's Amenity Tree Service Level Agreement
  • Ensure that the Council's Health and Safety policy is embedded in the Council
  • Management of staff within the Estates Department inc. lone working
  • Produce Committee reports and attend evening meetings
  • Compliance with Procurement Policy
  • Handle enquiries/complaints

Hours: 37

Salary: Grade 7, SCP 24-27 (£ 29,174 to £ 31,895)

Grade 8, SCP 28-31 (£ 32,798 to £ 35,336) may be considered subject to qualifications and experience.

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The deadline for completed applications is 12pm on Wednesday 6th July 2022.

Closing Date: 06/07/2022  Location: Bodmin

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