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Essex County Council

Country Parks Manager

Up to £44,810.50 per annum

About us

At Essex County Council we’re already making plans to ensure our long-term economic recovery. We’re taking this opportunity to create a greener, more productive and fairer economy that is stronger and more resilient than ever before.

The Culture, Heritage and Green Spaces department will deliver exceptional customer experiences, increase resilience against climate change, demonstrating the benefit of Essex’s strategic location, with the objective of developing a financially sustainable operation. And it starts with growing our team.

About the role

This role is focused on ensuring high performing Country Parks across Essex, effectively managing the green spaces as hubs for biodiversity, and leading the development and implementation of robust business plans, whilst ensuring our long term strategic aims are met, in line with the climate change agenda, and delivering exemplary levels of service to the citizens of Essex and visitors.

You will provide guidance to your employees whilst also managing the recruitment, induction, training, work planning, evaluating performance, managing conduct and disciplinary matters. You will also ensure training and development plans are up to date and meet compliance.

You will provide insights around the overall maintenance and health and safety plans for the Country Parks, driving the development and implementation of consistent processes, controls, ways of working and operational practices.

As a leader, you will drive change initiatives, develop a continuous improvement ethos amongst employees, encourage challenge and identify investment in projects that drive new revenue streams.

We’re looking for an excellent leader, with people management skills, leading and managing a large geographically dispersed service, with an understanding of land management practises and conservation issues.

Ideally, you will be educated to degree level in land management, countryside management, business management or operations management, or equivalent in experience, with evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.

Above all, we are looking for someone who can demonstrate considerable enthusiasm and energy, together with being highly motivated for what can be achieved.


In return, we offer an excellent benefits package. It is important to us that you have a healthy work/life balance, which is why we are proud to offer flexible working. The package also includes a clear career path which will encourage gifted, committed individuals to grow with the opportunity for progression and promotion, a local government pension scheme, minimum annual leave of 26 days per year and much more.

Closing date: 22 June 2021.

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Closing Date: 22/06/2021  Location: Braintree

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