Parks and Landscapes Manager

York, North Yorkshire
19 Jun 2017
02 Jul 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

As our Parks and Landscape Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT), you will have responsibility for the direct delivery of our commissioned services across a number of varying sites (care home sites, JRHT owned communal areas and external contracts) across the Yorkshire region.

At JRHT, we are dedicated to supporting our residents and customers by the delivery of high quality amenity spaces ensuring residents are at the heart of all decisions regarding landscaping and maintenance. We have received several Silver and Gold awards since 2011. In 2014, Homestead Park (York) was awarded Gold and a Special Certificate of Achievement for a floral bedding display commemorating the centenary of World War 1. In 2015 the park was awarded Gold and Best in Category for Country Houses, Estates and Parks and Gardens.

In this exciting new role, you will have a real opportunity to shape the department and have a real influence over the impact our open spaces can have on the broader wellbeing of our residents and visitors as well as the development of our parks and landscapes service.

Your role will involve effective and motivational management of our dedicated staff as well as responsibility for our fleet vehicles, ensuring that we meet our legal responsibilities. We also expect you to ensure that our financial targets are met and that you provide efficiency and value for money. 

We are looking for someone with significant horticultural expertise and creativity in their approach to the development of open spaces.
For this role, you must also be a strong people manager with experience of driving improvement in delivery of service as well as financial budgeting expertise. You will also need to have experience of working successfully in partnership with residents and customers.

As part of this role you will be required to visit and work from other sites across the region as and when required.

Please only apply if you already have the right to work in the UK.