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Vacancy Details

Countryside Manager

Sevenoaks District Council
£39,516 to £42,507
Dunbrik Depot, Sundridge
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
16/01/2022 at 23:55
Sevenoaks District Council

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Clean & Green service, which includes the Parks and Countryside Rangers service, Grounds Maintenance, Clean & Green operations on all relevant aspects of Street Cleansing, Woodlands and Countryside, related work.

You will lead on behalf of the Council in communications with the Forestry Commission, the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Environment Agency and other interested third parties on all relevant aspects of Clean & Green work.

You will help us develop, implement and continually review our countryside delivery policies, strategies and procedures relating to the team’s clean and green areas, in response to legislative changes, members’ priorities and demands for service from members of the public.

The Successful Applicant will have:

  • Relevant professional qualifications in countryside management, horticulture or Environmental Studies
  • Substantial operational experience in a relevant role i.e. management of Street Cleansing, Grounds Maintenance, Parks & Countryside, Play areas and Commons related work or similar areas.

Interested in the role and want to know more?

Please contact Trevor Kennett, Head of Direct Services, trevor.kennett@sevenoaks.gov.uk 01732 227407 or Richard Taylor, Commercial Operations and Trading Manager, Richard.taylor@sevenoaks.gov.uk 01732 227412 for an informal discussion about the role.

Need advice on how to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

How to get to us: 

Sevenoaks is only half an hour from central London by train. You will be based at the Dunbrik Depot, 2 Main Road, Dunbrik, Sundridge TN14 6EP. Due to the current pandemic and current Government advice at the time of advert the role will require a combination of both remote and office based working. A free staff car park is available on site.

Closing date: 16th January 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 24th January 2022

Equal Opportunities

Sevenoaks – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Sevenoaks District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed