Parks & Open Spaces Improvement Officer

Knowle, Sidmouth, Devon
£24,174-£26,822 per annum
09 Mar 2017
02 Apr 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Job title:         Parks & Open Spaces Improvement Officer 

Location:         Knowle, Sidmouth

Salary:              £24,174-£26,822 per annum

Contract:         Permanent, full time

About us

East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding.  Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy.  Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.

About the role

Designing, developing and implementing planting/landscaping schemes for the districts award winning green spaces and programming year round grounds maintenance works for cemeteries, sports pitches and open spaces, you will ensure the continuous enhancement and improvement of our green spaces for the benefit of East Devon residents and visitors.   You will work in tandem with our existing Parks and Open Spaces Improvement Officer who leads on making the best use of our green spaces.

About you

Passionate about enabling as many people as possible to get out and enjoy our stunning environment, you will share our love of our beautiful parks and open spaces. You should have a good standard of education to NVQ level 3, plus, ideally, a degree (or equivalent qualification) in Horticulture or a land-based subject.  The ability to call on a detailed working knowledge of horticulture and experience of delivering parks and greenspace development are essential. You must also be used to working with community groups and stakeholders.

A strong project manager, you’ll be confident managing a number of tasks simultaneously – and delivering high-quality work to tight deadlines. You must have a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle as travel to site throughout the district will be required in the successful delivery of this role.


For an informal discussion, please contact Tim Harris, StreetScene Area Manager on 07875280342 or email

Closing date: 2 April 2017.

Interviews will be held during week commencing 24 April 2017.

East Devon District Council has decided to relocate away from its current headquarters in Sidmouth.  Some staff will relocate to Exmouth during the latter part of 2017 and others to Honiton.  The timescale for the Honiton relocation has yet to be confirmed.