Environmental Initiatives Officer, Community Greenspace

Perth & Kinross Council


£26,372 to £29,225 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: PKC07789

Job Description

Environmental Initiatives Officer, Community Greenspace - PKC07789
£26,372 - £29,225
Pullar House, Perth

A permanent post has become available, with the opportunity to join Community Greenspace based in the picturesque area of Perth and Kinross. 

The team is responsible for all local authority parks, woodlands, green open spaces and cemeteries within this large geographical area. 

The Communities section has an essential role working in partnership with our communities developing environmental initiatives such as award winning bloom groups, paths groups, Friends of Parks groups and this role will be specifically to develop and deliver our emerging Friends of Cemeteries programme working closely with our communities and our Bereavement Services team and on occasion to support community gardens with practical advice.

The Individual

We are looking for an enthusiastic and effective communicator with excellent interpersonal and written skills with a proven track record of partnership working to deliver volunteer participation in greenspaces. 

A sound knowledge of greenspace responsibilities and opportunities for volunteering are essential and experience of maximising external funding an advantage. 

A good practical knowledge of grounds maintenance and/or horticulture are required and understanding of the importance of managing activities safely are essential. 

Occasional weekend and evening working are a requirement of the role to effectively support our community partnerships and a flexible approach is essential. 

The post holder will be required to travel to sites visits and community meetings and therefore a driving licence and reasonable level of fitness are required.

A strong skill base of using Microsoft Office is essential.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Susan Whyte, Greenspace Co-Ordinator on 01738 475395.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

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