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  • Ref no: PKC06064
  • Published: 5/11/19
  • Closes: 26/11/19
  • Location: Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
  • Salary: £31,984.00 - £35,945.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Job Description

Greenspace Co-Ordinator (Communities) PKC06064
£31,984 - £35,945
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD

This permanent post has become available, creating an opportunity to join the multi-award winning Community Greenspace working throughout the picturesque area of Perthshire.

Our team is responsible for the management and development of all of Perth & Kinross Council's parks, woodlands, core paths and amenity open spaces in this large geographical area.

The Communities section has an essential role driving partnership working with our communities to make the very best of the assets we manage. This includes volunteer paths groups, Friends of Parks groups, allotment groups and bloom groups, jointly delivering high quality environmental, social and health benefits in our greenspaces.

The role of Greenspace Co-ordinator involves managing and working with a team of geographically based rangers to deliver programmes of work, inspections and partnership projects and community engagement.  Budget allocation and robust financial monitoring are also key to the role, as well as helping to ensure the Council's duties in relation to access to the countryside under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act are carried out.

For further information on this post, please contact Jenny Williams on 01738 476447.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.


The Individual

We are looking for an enthusiastic and effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record of partnership working and staff management, to coordinate site based inspections, work programmes and volunteer participation in greenspaces.

A sound knowledge of greenspace responsibilities and opportunities for volunteering are essential and experience of maximising external funding would be an advantage.

You will contribute to the effective and efficient running of the team, encourage good team morale and create a positive working attitude amongst staff.

Effective team working across the other sections within the Community Greenspace team is essential to achieving effective and sustainable greenspace management.

Weekend and evening working are often a requirement of the role to effectively support our community partnerships and a flexible approach is essential.

As the successful post-holder, you will be required to co-ordinate the work of, and line manage the staff within the Communities section.

You will be required to travel to community meetings and undertake a wide range of outdoor site visits and therefore a driving licence and a reasonable level of fitness are required.

The minimum of a degree or equivalent, relevant to the responsibilities of the post or significant appropriate equivalent experience in a work related discipline are required.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/ reservists. Many of the skills developed during a military career are transferable to local government roles.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council  and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

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