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Parks and Natural Environment Assets Manager

Southwark Council
£56,271 - £69,990
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

Job Details

The Role:

This is an important role, delivering programmes of work relating to the delivery of safe, accessible and welcoming services across the council’s marina, Bereavement Services and green spaces through the development and delivery of successful contracts, leases and operational strategies.

Key priorities include Leading on the development of strategies and business planning for the Marina, Bereavement Services and an extensive portfolio of assets that sit within the Parks and Natural Environment Team ensuring that they meet the needs of all sections of the community, deliver service excellence, demonstrate continuous improvement and are financially sustainable.

Ensuring the effective procurement, negotiation, renewal and management of all leases, service level agreements and contracts for all the available assets across the Natural Environment Business Unit Managing and implementing the robust monitoring of all the statutory compliance and health and safety across over 50 assets. The role will require significant energy, enthusiasm and determination; you will be driven to ensure that the areas of responsibility deliver outstanding services.

As the Parks and Natural Environment Asset Manager, you will maintain and develop the service as a centre of excellence, taking the professional leadership role for the Council across all these areas.

About Southwark

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population.

At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities.  Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.

About You

We are looking for a dedicated, energetic individual to help us protect and shape our services for future generations. We want someone who has the experience and drive to build on what’s good and to have a laser focus on how to make it even better.

We are looking for someone who has excellent property and asset portfolio management knowledge. You’ll need experience of managing services like these at a senior level and importantly, you’ll need in-depth knowledge and practical experience of driving service improvement and innovation.

Ideally, you will be qualified to degree level or equivalent, with direct experience of most of the following services areas – statutory building compliance, asset health and safety management, risk management, lease and contracts management and how all of these can contribute to and impact on the services we offer our residents.

Additional salary details

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance.

You will benefit from 33 days basic annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 36 days with continuous service, a generous local government salary related pension, cycle to work and cycle loan scheme, season-ticket loan, confidential wellbeing and counselling support. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our page.

Additional details This post attracts an additional JNC financial benefits package of £2,724 per annum (pro-rata, April - March).

This is a full-time role which requires some evening and weekend working.

Recruitment timetable

  • Closing date: 10 June 2024.
  • Interview date: 26 June 2024.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care.
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition.

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.

To apply for this role, please click the 'apply' button today.



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