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Parks and Green Spaces Manager

  • Employer: Runnymede Borough Council
  • Reference: 2336ES
  • Published: Mon 13/05/2024, 14:54 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 28/05/2024, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £47,956 - 55,617
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Runnymede Borough Council, Surrey

Parks and Green Spaces Manager

£47,956 - 55,617

37 Hour Week – Hours flexible to suit the needs of the service and occasional evening meetings.

About the role

The Parks and Green Spaces Manager position is a busy, rewarding people and place focused operational role. The successful candidate will be accountable for managing the Green Spaces team maintaining the provision of safe and inviting Parks and Green Spaces. 

Based within Environmental Services the Parks and Green Spaces Manager will be working closely with the Corporate Head of Environmental Services on the strategic planning of future service provision in consultation with key stakeholders including elected members, residents, sports clubs and colleagues.

The Parks and Green Spaces Manager will be responsible for building and developing the Green Spaces team whilst maintaining and promoting the existing culture which is supportive, collaborative, and forward thinking.

The role includes management of Events held on Runnymede owned land and delivering a site inspection programmes to ensure our parks, playgrounds and open spaces are safe and welcoming for residents and visitors.  Enforcement work related to incursions and encampments will be the responsibility of the post holder.

Including responsibility for the arboriculture service the successful candidate will be working with our procurement team to progress procurement of borough wide tree audit and all associated tree improvement and maintenance works.

Runnymede delivers grounds maintenance services in house.  These services are run from our Chertsey depot and close collaboration with the Operations Manager will be key to achieving optimal service delivery.

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to have substantial knowledge of Parks and Green Spaces services ideally from a public sector perspective. A relevant land management or horticulture qualification is desirable.

Experienced in landscape management with an understanding of the competing priorities and interests in this field.

You will be a clear communicator, conveying information both spoken and written in a way that is understood to enable you to build effective relationships and partnerships and be a role model and leader within your team and across the council.  

You will ideally have experience in managing budgets, drafting, and presenting relevant committee reports. 

You will have knowledge of relevant legislation and experience of service planning and management in a comparable organisation.

About Runnymede

Runnymede is an ambitious, passionate, and progressive council with a forward- thinking attitude and award-winning departments. As a Borough Council, we are committed to our core values and goals which we demonstrate through our ongoing policies and projects.  We are always keen to improve our services and welcome innovative and proactive individuals who are open minded and have a positive approach in supporting our vision. 

Runnymede has a rich and diverse portfolio of Green Spaces including woodlands, formal parks, allotments, cemeteries and SANGs.

Runnymede is committed to providing in house direct services.  The waste and street care services have been in house for many years and the grounds maintenance service was brought in house in 2022 to enable delivery of the best possible service within budget. The fleet recently switched from diesel to using HVO fuel to help meet our carbon net zero aspirations.  


  • Flexible working and Flexi-leave
  • 28 Days annual leave, plus 8 days bank holidays and 1 extra day at Christmas, increasing to 31 days annual leave after two years’ service.
  • Excellent Pension Scheme, including access to an Advanced Voluntary Contributions
  • Free Parking
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Payment of one professional membership per annum
  • Cycle to work + further related discounts
  • Season ticket loan
  • UK Healthcare plan after 1 years’ service
  • Dental insurance plan after 3 years’ service
  • Mileage allowance

How to apply

For more information on the role and to apply please visit: Runnymede Borough Council Jobs | Surrey Jobs

We are passionate about building an inclusive and diverse workforce and we welcome applications from candidates with a variety of backgrounds, skills and abilities. If it is difficult for you to apply online, please contact Human Resources at humanresources@runnymede.gov.uk or on 01932 425516 who will be able to assist you.

For an informal chat about this role please contact Helen Clark, Corporate Head of Environmental Services on helen.clark@runnymede.gov.uk  

Closing Date: Midday 28 May 2024

Interview Date(s): 10/11 June 2024

If you do not hear from us within two weeks from the closing date you have not been successful on this occasion. Thank you for considering Runnymede Borough Council.

Runnymede Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults with care support needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You may be requested to present your identification at the interview stage and there will be several checks conducted during the onboarding process inclusive of an enhanced DBS check for specified roles.


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How to Apply

Please apply by clicking the 'Apply Now' button below. Full information, including the Job Description, Person Specification and other details about Runnymede Borough Council, is available in the Extra Information attachment.

If it is difficult for you to apply online please contact us at Human Resources, Runnymede Borough Council, Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2AH.

Email: humanresources@runnymede.gov.uk. or Telephone: 01932 425517.

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  • Employer: Runnymede Borough Council
  • Reference: 2336ES
  • Published: Mon 13/05/2024, 14:54 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 28/05/2024, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £47,956 - 55,617
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Runnymede Borough Council, Surrey

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