Group Leader - Parks and Greenspaces

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Environment & Climate Change
Environment Services
All Kirklees Location
Grade 14

£43,857 - £45,859

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled individual to support the development and delivery of an ambitious Greenspace service.

The Council is fully committed to providing an effective response to issues such as climate change, delivering bio diversity gain, and ensuring that the people who live and work in the district have access to high quality amenity and recreational spaces.

To achieve this we are working on large scale woodland creation and re-naturing schemes, partnering with third sector organisations to achieve maximum gain, rolling out an aspirational play strategy and re-profiling how we work - both in our relationship with our stakeholders and in the delivery mechanism itself.

It is an exciting time for the service, this role has been developed as the service faces a number of challenges and you would be at the centre of these changes. You would be supporting the Operational Manager to drive forward Greenspace Management initiatives, the Council’s corporate plan and shared outcomes. You will have a key role supporting and developing a strategic approach for your particular specialist area and be responsible for the management and development of staff within the activity.

At Kirklees Council, we want to support your professional development to give you the right skills, confidence, and support to really achieve your potential. We offer a variety of courses and training designed for this exact purpose.

We value the importance of having work life balance, so this is why we offer provisions such as flexible-working, generous holiday entitlement, a variety of special leave policies, and employee healthcare services.

For further information about this job role, take a look at the attached Context Sheet and Job Profile.

If you would like to speak to the Recruiting Manager about this role, please call Rob Dalby on 01484-221000 or email

14 March 2021, 11:55 PM

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