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Whitehill Service Centre 4 Inchmuir Road Whitehill Industrial Estate Bathgate, EH48 2EP
£36,808 - £40,318 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week


1 x 36 hours, 52.14 weeks per year, Fixed term for 15 months following start date

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Open Space Officer is part of West Lothian Council’s Nets, Land and Countryside service. The successful candidate will facilitate projects to repair and improve council play assets including play areas, ball courts, skate parks, and outdoor gyms. The role will be responsible for all aspects of project delivery i.e. community consultation, design, procurement, and overseeing construction. The post holder will also facilitate all routine ongoing maintenance of play assets in partnership with a team of four inspectors and a number of approved contractors.

The postholder will be also be responsible for investigating and responding to public enquiries and complaints, including dealing directly with the public where the council has failed to provide an acceptable level of service.

Applicants should possess as a minimum:

  • HND in an environmental/land-based subject. Alternatively, must have significant experience and knowledge of open space management
  • Ability to contribute to strategic direction and implementation
  • Experience of dealing with the public
  • Proven organisational skills and experience
  • Up to date knowledge of applicable computer packages
  • Experience of delivering landscape related projects in the private or public sector.

The post reports to the Open Space and Cemeteries Manager.

This is a 15-month fixed term post. The post is contracted to 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 7.2 hours per day.

Salary £36,808.75 to £40,318.82

This operational role requires the postholder to be primarily office based, and includes extensive travel throughout West Lothian.

Flexible working hours are available within parameters of the Policy for West Lothian Council.

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Scottish Living Wage