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Strategic Lead - Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries - WMF1240e

Westmorland and Furness Council
Cumbria / Countywide
£53,775 - £55,963
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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About this opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Outdoor & Leisure to deliver our Parks, Open spaces and Cemeteries services.

The post holder will deliver strategic leadership to the deliver vibrant, diverse and high-quality parks, open spaces and play amenities and a compassionate bereavement service. Through the development of a parks and open spaces strategy, you will deliver the service in line with the strategy alongside looking for opportunities to increase service sustainability. This role will identify and deliver local priorities, create closer relationships between our communities and our services.

A key element of the role will be to provide effective team management and technical expertise to the team throughout Westmorland and Furness to ensure service performance is delivered efficiently and remain customer focused and innovative.

The post holder must ensure that statutory duties are properly discharged and ensure that performance and risks are managed in line with statutory responsibilities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with extensive knowledge of the parks, playgrounds and cemeteries services combined with effective management skills to guide our approach to developing and delivering projects. Experience in measuring service outputs and performance are vital to ensure our communities are at the heart of what we do.

If you are interested in the post and would like to have an informal discussion please contact: Marie Richards, Interim Senior Manager - Outdoor & Leisure

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • A 12-month digital trial (from 1 June 2024) of a new scheme that allows free workplace car parking for employees in all Westmorland and Furness Council owned car parks between Monday to Friday.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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