Greenspaces Business & Quality Manager

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Greenspaces Business & Quality Manager
Interim Position

Merton 5234638

Posted: 25th August 2023 13:57
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  • Pay Rate:

    £20.67 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Greenspaces Business & Quality Manager   

Reference no: Merton 5234638   

Pay Rate:  £20.67 per hour PAYE   

35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 5-6 months  


To ensure the provision of high quality, safe and attractive open spaces that meet user needs and are enjoyed by the Boroughs’ many communities. To ensure that the service delivers the relevant objectives contained in the team Service Plan, working as the front-line point of contact with the community, liaising with customers, clients, contractors, members and any other stakeholders.  

To produce technical and other contract specifications and fee proposals for commercial activities. To manage statistical information about performance of the service. To maximise income and the development of commercial opportunities for Greenspaces including land and built assets and parks infrastructure 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To ensure that all relevant services meet appropriate legislative, quality and local standards.  
  • To assume a lead role on the writing of internal and external capital bids, grants, S106 and any other funding sources for the development and improvement of parks and open spaces. 
  • To be the team specialist and take the lead on Greenspaces commercial activities to ensure income is maximised and commercial opportunities are secured with potential clients and existing customers.  
  • To be the team expert on funding, including bid writing using both internal and external sources of founding in the leisure and greenspaces area.  
  • To be the team lead on procurement ensuring Council procedures are followed and value for money is gained.  
  • To be a main point of contact and work in partnership with elected members, parks friends groups, allotment societies, contractors, volunteers and any other agencies to promote innovative maintenance 3 and development of all green spaces, including attendance at evening and weekend meetings, events and lettings. 
  • To ensure that all service quality standards are maintained at all times including delivery of Green Flag and other similar standards, 
  • To contribute to team reviews such as service transformation, Lean or any corporate reviews.  
  • To deliver all work within set budgets and agreed targets to meet monthly spend profiles. 
  • To go out on site and regularly meet the public face to face and deal with any issues of contention 

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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Understanding of the nature and role of a Parks Development Manager in managing & developing parks 
  • Understanding of the principles of project procurement & management  
  • Understanding of the opportunities for securing additional income for Parks and open spaces  
  • Understanding of health & safety issues in the parks & open spaces management context 



  • Experience in writing bids 
  • Experience of monitoring financial income & expenditure accounts 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Ability to deal with and resolve customer enquiries and disputes  
  • Ability to liaise with elected members and the community to deliver a service that meets their needs  
  • Ability to plan prioritise and manage time, resources and competing priorities in a structured, effective way  
  • Ability to secure grants, sponsorship and/or donations in support of recreational/environmental projects 



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Greenspaces Business & Quality Manager
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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