Parks Project Officer

Location:

Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

30 Jun 2024

Job description

Contract terms

Starting salary: PO2 (£39,582 – £42,840)
Work Location: Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, Wood Green, London N22 7TR
Hours per week: 36
Contract type:  Full time, Permanent 
Closing date: Sunday 30th June 2024, at 23:59

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

About the role

The Parks Projects Officer role at Haringey Council is an important position responsible for efficiently managing parks capital projects from inception to completion. You will play a lead role in undertaking project tasks such as consultation & engagement, procuring parks improvement packages, undertaking project and budget management duties, and overseeing works on site leading to the improvement of parks. This position offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the borough’s parks and greenspaces and build relationships within the local community.

As an integral part of the Parks Development Team, you will work alongside colleagues from a range of other teams and departments, gaining invaluable exposure to the inner workings of a dynamic and impactful organisation. Your efforts will directly contribute to the improvement of parks and greenspaces, ultimately enabling us to better serve the community. This role provides a platform for personal growth and development, as you’ll have the opportunity to refine your co-design, project and budget management skills and expand your professional horizons in a supportive and collaborative environment.

About the team

Within the Parks & Leisure Service, our Parks Development Team is split into a Zonal Team (which carries out repairs to hard assets, engages with communities, and updates management plans) and a Projects Team (which develops and implements capital projects). We operate as a dynamic group dedicated to improving parks and greenspaces through co-production and co-design. We emphasise teamwork, attention to detail, and effective communication. Together, we play a vital role in delivering the Council’s adopted Parks & Greenspaces Strategy, adhering to its three key aims of improving inclusion, climate change and sustainability, and quality. We take pride in our ability to adapt to evolving challenges and find innovative solutions, making us an indispensable asset to the organisation.

About you

We are seeking a proactive individual with a strong drive to excel as a Parks Projects Officer. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience working in a parks development/improvement role, hold a degree in a land-based industry sector (desirable), and be able to demonstrate a track record of successful project management and project implementation in a parks setting. They will demonstrate impeccable written and verbal communication skills, consistently upholding a standard of professionalism in all interactions. Proficiency in office software, including Microsoft Office Suite, will be essential in efficiently managing tasks and facilitating seamless communication within the team.

In addition, the candidate should possess exceptional organisational prowess, adeptly handling multiple tasks and prioritising them for optimal efficiency. Their demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion will be a cornerstone of their success in this role, ensuring the smooth and secure functioning of administrative processes.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.  Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.

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