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Group Leader (3 posts) - Kirklees Council

Group Leader (3 posts) - Kirklees Council

Ref: CRO 2000

Kirklees Council

Economy and Infrastructure

Commercial, Regulatory & Operational Services

Place of Work: Flint Street, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Hours per Week: 37

Closing date: 5th January 2020

Provisional Interview Date: 20th & 21st January 2020


We are looking for highly motivated and skilled individuals to support the development and delivery of an ambitious Greenspace service.

The Council is fully committed to providing an effective response to issues such as climate change, delivering bio diversity gain, and ensuring that the people who live and work in the district have access to high quality amenity and recreational spaces.

To achieve this we are working on large scale woodland creation and renaturing schemes, partnering with third sector organisations to achieve maximum gain, rolling out an aspirational play strategy and  re-profiling how we work  - both in our relationship with our stakeholders and in the delivery mechanism itself.

It is an exciting time for the service, these new roles have been developed as the service faces a number of challenges and you would be at the centre of these changes.  You would be supporting the Operational Manager to deliver one of three specialist ‘functions’ within Environment and Greenspace and to drive forward Greenspace Management initiatives, the Council’s corporate plan and shared outcomes. You will have a key role supporting and developing a strategic approach for your particular specialist area and be responsible for the management and development of staff within the activity.

The three roles cover the three principle areas of the greenspace service, the post holders would be expected to support each other with the integrated design, delivery and management of the service.

At Kirklees Council, we want to support your professional development to give you the right skills, confidence and support to really achieve your potential. We offer a variety of courses and training designed for this exact purpose.

We value the importance of having work life balance, so this is why we offer provisions such as flexible-working, generous holiday entitlement, a variety of special leave policies, employee healthcare services and a childcare voucher scheme.

Please indicate within your application which role you would wish to apply for.

Group Leader - Operational Delivery Group Leader - Greenspace Development Group Leader - Regulatory Management
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Arboricultural  management
  • Landscape construction
  • Play maintenance
  • Parks Development
  • Volunteer support and development
  • Allotment and Land management
  • Woodland management
  • Inspection regimes for Trees, Woodlands and Playable spaces
  • Civil Enforcement including Parking
  • Environment Waste enforcement
  • Environment and Community Support
  • Public Rights of Ways and Definitive Map Management 

In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile

in no more than 500 words describe how you would deliver an effective change programme
CV's will not be accepted.


Click here to apply online


Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.





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