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Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Parks, Countryside & Arboriculture Manager

Salary: £46,549 to £49,590 per annum

Are you passionate about the environment? Are you looking for a new challenge and to take the next step in your career? If so, this is a real chance to make a positive difference in leading our newly formed service as Parks, Countryside and Arboriculture Manager.

You will work as a key member of the Neighbourhood Services leadership team, using your significant experience in a senior management position to protect, enhance and promote the borough’s assets for the benefit of residents and visitors and lead our passionate, knowledgeable and experienced teams as we deliver some exciting projects and plans to help us get the most out of the fantastic green resource that we have here in Dudley.

You will turn ideas into reality across our 7 Nature Reserves (including 2 National Nature Reserves), a Grade I listed Historic Landscape, numerous Sites of Special Scientific Interest, our 38 parks and 201 other designated open spaces and woodlands. If that isn’t enough, you will also be responsible for how we manage our stock of approximately 170,000 trees. All of these assets contribute hugely to our Borough’s health, heritage and sustainability.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant recognised qualification to degree level or an appropriate professional qualification, together with a recognised management qualification or have the ability to demonstrate through extended experience and training the necessary knowledge to carry out the full range of duties.

In your application, you will need to outline your knowledge and experience in the management and development of parks, nature reserves and other public open spaces, including the management of trees and how this is relevant to the role.

You will also need to be able to present a demonstrable track record of gaining external funding that can support the management and enhancement of the parks, nature reserves and green spaces in the Borough, overseeing bid preparation and project planning and implementation, as well as contract management, compliance and performance.

How you work is as important to us as what you know. You will be able to recognise the need for change and be able to deliver it, be able to communicate at all levels, be able to work to meet deadlines and targets, as well as design and implement management plans and work schedules. You must also have a current driving licence.

In return we can offer:

  • A generous Local Government Pension
  • Annual Leave – from 25 days up to 33 days (Plus Bank Holidays and 1 extra Statutory Day) depending upon salary and length of service
  • Learning & Development – A varied offering of in-house and external learning interventions and professional development
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Staff Counselling Service – In-house access for all with a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of each client
  • Wellbeing – a range of activities to enhance and support your wellbeing
  • Occupational Health – a service to support you to stay well at work, both physically and mentally
  • Family Friendly Policies - Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave – Enhanced entitlement above national average
  • Sick Pay – Enhanced entitlement above national average
  • Corporate Gym Membership – across Dudley Borough Leisure Centres

For further details and to apply please click HERE.

Closing date: 21 March 2023.

NB. We reserve the right to close this advert earlier if we receive a large amount of suitable applicants.

Closing Date: 21/03/2023  Location: Lister Road Depot, Lister Road, Dudley DY2 8JW

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