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Ashgrove Depot Ashgrove Road Elgin Moray, IV30 1UU
£24,429.60 - £25,937.60 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week

Job Description

To assist and support the Technical Officer in dealing with service enquiries, the management of projects, and the management of open space infrastructure assets and data management systems.



To assist and support the Technical Officer with :

The development and implementation of open space development projects and initiatives.

The inspection and monitoring of open space assets and the preparation and implementation of improvement plans and projects.

Event management, including planning and monitoring.

Enquiries from members of the public, contractors, local members event organisers and open space user groups.

The maintenance of records and systems and processes relating to open space assets including children’s play, cemetery headstones, trees, ground and landscape assets, seats, bins and other open space assets.

Compliance with Health & Safety regulations, Council policies and procedures.


The Individual

Experience of identifying and implementing practical on-site solutions within open spaces

A basic understanding of environmental issues

Background in a parks environment

Background in inspection systems

Recording of information and maintaining records

SVQ level 2 in Amenity Horticulture

Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team.

Effective Organisational/time management skills

Able to explain issues and gain Management and Workforce supportand trust

Project management skills

Computer literate - word processing, powerpoint, excel

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Effective communication skills, including handling of sensitive matters.

Ability to prioritise workload in accordance with objectives and targets.

The ability to self-motivate and demonstrate personal drive.

The ability to identify problems and work within a team to find practicable and realistic solutions

Experience of working with public/good customer care skills.

Up to date knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation and ability to relate it to practical issues

Experience and understanding in managing and maintaining open space assets and in using ICT asset management systems e.g. GIS, Confirm

Full Current Driving Licence.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.

Willingness to accept direction/delegation.

Ability to relate well with people of different levels of understanding.

Flexibility, approachability and empathy.

Effective communication skills; oral and written.

Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service

Ability to work in a shared office

Ability to work to changing priorities including in difference offices dependant on service requirements


Closing Date: 8 March 2024

Starting Salary: £24,429.60

£12.96 per hour

36.25 hours per week

Temporary Contract for 24 months


Proposed Interview Date: TBC

For Further information contact James Hunter on 01343 557051


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