Parks Officer

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £16.00/Hourly
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    P.O-LBRW

* PARKS OFFICER - ASAP START *



Adecco are recruiting for a Parks Officer for a West London local authority.




  • PARKS OFFICER

  • OFFICE BASED WITH SITE VISITS IN AND AROUND RICHMOND AND WANDSWORTH

  • SOME REMOTE WORKING

  • FULL TIME - 36 HOURS PER WEEK

  • TEMPORARY ROLE - 3 MONTHS (POSSIBLE EXTENSION)

  • £16.00 PER HOUR PAYE



Job Purpose


The Parks Officer will support the Parks Team in the monitoring of parks related contracts, ensuring that all contractors deliver their services/duties in accordance with the relevant contract specifications.


The Parks Officer will also support the Parks Team by delivering improvement projects wherever necessary and assist in identifying any areas where improvements are required.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities



  • To assist the Parks Team in monitoring the performance of all parks related contracts daily and ensure continuous improvement by developing programmes of work with contractors.

  • To ensure work achieved is to the highest standard, meeting the expectations of stakeholders and customers always within the available resources.

  • To assist the Parks Team in the monitoring of expenditure across a range of Grounds Maintenance Budgets.

  • To assist the Parks Team in attending any required meeting, recording minutes and circulating to necessary parties.

  • To assist the Parks Team with raising purchase orders using the Capita finance system and dealing with the finance related enquiries from contractors, customers and colleagues.

  • To ensure that all contractors (and sub-contractors) meet their obligations and operate fully within Health & Safety requirements.

  • Liaise with other departments regarding maintenance issues and improvement projects

  • To support the Parks Team in delivering various improvement projects, including the preparation of any relevant documentation and/or communication e.g. the creation of consultations, posters and onsite information with stakeholders and customers.

  • Maintain all electronic records and data in accordance with GDPR legislation and ensure that they are auditable.

  • To deal with customer enquiries via telephone, email and electronic reporting system's such as Confirm.

  • To support the Parks Team by maintaining a close liaison with the Council's Parks Patrol Contractor and creating weekly patrol taskings, based on intelligence received patrol reports, residents, local community groups, external agencies and the Police.

  • To assist the Parks Team in the co-ordination of "Green Flag Award" applications and the two-yearly Parks Customer Satisfaction Surveys.

  • To support the Parks Team in any other relevant ad-hoc work-related items.

































Person Specification Requirements



To have a thorough knowledge of and be up to date with developments and trends Local Government and the grounds maintenance industry and undertake research to support continuous improvement



Proven significant experience of contract performance monitoring in a Grounds Maintenance setting



Experience of successfully delivering projects



Experience of dealing with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, community groups, residents and central government offices



Experience of managing budgets and using electronic finance systems.



Experience of working with customers and stakeholders to improve service outcomes and provision



Ability to deliver successfully to multiple, competing deadlines



Relevant Horticulture or Grounds management qualification












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Please apply with your CV to: Sadie Nunn