Parks Development Officer

Location Antrim, County Antrim
Job Type Temporary
Salary Up to £18.03 per annum
Published 8 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Ashleigh Lyle
Job Ref BAKB1504PDO_1555337248

Job Description


To be responsible for developing, reviewing and promoting the service and report to the Parks Manager in development and implementation of Departmental and Service Business plans.
To assist in formation of strategies, policies, business plans and reports to support the development of the Parks Service.
To work with the Parks Manager in planning, developing and managing quality standards and awards for relevant parks, open spaces and cemeteries.
To provide reports to Committee to include business cases and economic appraisals.

1.To manage, promote and develop a range of horticultural, recreational and environmental services including associated projects and community initiatives ensuring budgetary control.
2.To identify, pursue and manage internal and external sources of funding to assist with the development of associated projects.
3.To manage Council's Biodiversity obligations through the Biodiversity Implementation Plan and co-ordinate, develop, monitor and plan work programmes.
4.To work with the Parks Manager in the development of the Parks Service and management of parks and open space areas.
5.To report to the Parks Manager on the development of parks and open spaces, environmental issues, public engagement and access.
6.To oversee day to day operations and forward planning in relation to Mossley, Lilian Bland and Hazelbank Pavilion.
7.To manage initiatives to increase the participation in open space areas and sustainable environment.
8.To work with other Council staff, external organisations and members of the public, sometimes in contentious and/or sensitive circumstances.
9.To investigate complaints and work to achieve satisfactory outcomes for all parties.
10.To manage, develop and promote the Borough environmental and other improvement initiatives within the service.
11.To develop and support user groups and communities, organising training, support development of plans, funding applications and events.
12.To represent the Council on external funding panels and other forums as appropriate.
13.To actively market and promote imaginative initiatives relating to the Service.
14.To liaise effectively with other officers within the Council to identify and develop opportunities for partnership working to deliver a more efficient and effective service.
15.To design and deliver an active programme of engagement activities for parks and cemeteries, advising on site interpretation, materials and packs and liaise effectively with other departments as necessary to achieve this.
16.To develop and manage strategic partnerships involving relevant government departments, the community and voluntary sector, educational organisations, land managers and owners, businesses, local naturalists and enthusiasts and the general public.
17.To provide advice on environmental issues with respect to management plans, design and landscaping, facilitating management agreements and other reports concerning Council properties.
18.To work with community and user groups to resolve conflicts arising from development issues, drawing up action plans to ensure matters are addressed in a timely way.
19.To provide advice and examples of best practice in site management in relation to environmental issues for Council Parks Manager and other Council departments.
20. To identify employee training needs and implement training programmes as required.
21. To deputise for the Park Manager if and when required.

Hours - 9am-5pm 37 per week

Duration - 3-4 months

Rate - £18.03ph

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