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Parks Estate Manager

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (North East) - UK
Town/City Jesmond Dene
Salary Additional Information Full-time - Permanent - £35,000 per annum
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 03/08/2020
Company Name Urban Green Newcastle
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Directory Entry : Urban Green Newcastle is an independent charity which is responsible for the management & upkeep of the city’s 33 parks and 61 allotment sites. For jobs with Urban Green Newcastle please visit their website.
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The Estate Manager plays a key role in ensuring that Urban Green Newcastle delivers exceptional and welcoming green spaces for people and wildlife across the city.  As an inspiring leader, the Parks Estate Manager encourages the ranger service to deliver excellent conservation work and outstanding engagement within an open, inclusive and forward-looking culture.  Turning strategy into performance, the Parks Estate Manager establishes effective maintenance, monitoring and budgetary controls, and oversees the delivery of a wide range of projects.  Within a culture of continuous learning and innovation, the Parks Estate Manager encourages personal development, and as a champion for widening engagement will support the involvement of volunteers and groups.  While the role will principally be focused on the parks, from time to time some input into the allotments may be necessary.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:  
The following is typical of the duties the postholder will be expected to perform. It is not necessarily exhaustive and other duties of a similar nature and level may be  required from time to time.
• Lead and inspire the ranger service, developing motivated teams and an inclusive work environment delivering excellent conservation, grounds maintenance and engagement work across the Urban Green estate.
• Lead on the production, implementation and review of management plans for the estate (including parks and woodland management plans), monitoring performance, exploring new opportunities, and identifying the resources needed for delivery.
• Establish and maintain the highest standards of presentation and care across the Urban Green estate, constantly striving to exceed expectations with our asset management, and helping people feel connected and committed to our green spaces.
• Seek new ways of interpreting the parks estate, providing strategic input into options for engagement, and offering opportunities for rich and fulfilling volunteering experiences.

 • Create and maintain a culture of compliance with statutory regulations and organisational requirements, including health and safety, sound environmental practices, and emergency policies and procedures.
• Develop positive and effective partnerships at a strategic level, seeking new and innovative ways of delivering an exceptional service, while taking account of professional advice and services through effective communication and liaison with the relevant stakeholders and specialists.
• Manage (as necessary) large scale projects and contractual work to deliver new development, repairs and maintenance across the estate.
• Ensure optimum use of resources in line with our charitable objectives and approved plans, controlling and monitoring budgets, exploring new income streams, achieving financial targets, and reporting regularly on performance, targets and indicators.
• Seek creative solutions for funding and delivering Urban Green Newcastle activities, including coordinating bids, grant or accreditation applications, and ensuring that the required evaluation is undertaken.
• Establish sound sustainability principles across the estate, seeking to minimise carbon emissions, enhance biodiversity and conserve the historic environment.
• Actively promote Urban Green Newcastle, and reflect the passion and commitment required to build a new organisation that is striving to be the best in all we do.

 Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Deadline for all applications: Monday 3rd August 2020, 9:00 am

Please send your completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form to recruitment@urbangreennewcastle.org. Please note that we do not accept CVs. 

Interviews will be held via Zoom, w/c 10th August 2020. Please clearly state on the continuation sheet on the last page of the application form any dates that you are unavailable for interview.


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