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Parks & Open Spaces Officer

Date posted:
07/12/19
Ref:
RQ367894
Industry:
Temporary Staff
Salary:
£ 9.50
Location:
Slough
Contract Type:
Temp

Overview

This Order is currently open for Candidates. This period closes on Friday August 23 2019 at 12:00.Operational oversight of parks and open spaces maintenance Parks improvement projects, Start date :26/08/2019.for 3 month 37 + hours weekly (9:00 to 17:00) Main Duty: 1. To ensure that all operational issues for parks and open spaces and allotments are resolved effectively, liaising with other partners and members of the public as required to do this. 2. To help deliver and project manage the key aspects of specific open space improvement projects, meeting the needs of funders, and also statutory and local procurement requirements, ensuring close joint liaison with internal partners and all other stakeholders. 3. To ensure excellent community engagement and involvement in projects, working with the Community Development, Leisure Services and any other relevant teams to ensure a joined up and effective approach and embed responsive community involvement in all parks development. 4. To work collaboratively and provide support to ensure parks improvements align with the Leisure and Parks Strategies and Five Year Plan in relation to the delivery of projects, commissioning and / or competitively tendering works when necessary. 5. To promote the use of parks, open spaces and allotments for their health and social benefits to enable more people to be more active more often and to improve the quality of life in Slough. 6. To provide support to Planning and others in the form of horticultural and landscaping advice. 7. To contribute to management and improvement strategies, integrating sustainability, biodiversity, antisocial behaviour and drugs and alcohol awareness agendas as well as community needs and priorities into work undertaken, providing advice as required to Environmental Services. 8. To be responsible for the implementation of the Council’s plans to develop allotments, enforcing tenancy conditions, managing specific projects, promoting the service and liaising with allotment holders, federation representatives and contractors and representing the Council at committee and public meetings as required. 9. To provide advice on the best allocation of replacement, maintenance and repair budgets, instructing and monitoring contractors and ensuring process are managed in line with the Council’s financial regulations and procurement procedures. 10. To inspect parks and open spaces on a programmed basis to identify repair or safety issues, across open spaces, actioning any necessary works using established procedures. To commission ad-hoc open space repairs and maintenance activity and other miscellaneous works carried out by the Council’s appointed contractors. 11. To seek funding internally and externally in support of business plans and strategy, as directed by the Parks and Open Spaces Managerand Leisure Services Manager, working closely with the Leisure Services and Community Development teams to ensure effective co-ordination and alignment with corporate strategies and plans. 12. To help develop and use IT systems in the efficient pursuit of all aspects of the role and provide timely statistical information to corporate policy teams as and when required. 13. To contribute to risk management within the open spaces work area, assisting the Parks and Open Spaces Manager in the identification and mitigation of health and safety risks for all stakeholders and the implementation of actions to deal with issues in a timely fashion. To arrange and follow up risk assessments and safety audits and develop open spaces maintenance schedules and work programmes as required, liaising with all other relevant stakeholders. 14. To participate in the organisation and running of events in open spaces and attend committee and community group meetings, in support of team objectives as required. 15. To provide support and operational cover in the team, deputise for the Parks and Open Spaces Managerand undertake any other duties commensurate to the grade and expertise of the post as required.

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