Landscape Services Officer
Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you’re looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council.
Working alongside another officer in a small team as part of landscape services you will control and ensure that the landscape maintenance contract is carried out in accordance with the agreed specification, and in accordance with scheduled timings.
You will work closely with other council colleagues to deliver solutions to the landscaping needs of other departments. You will liaise directly with customers, clients, partners and public representatives, responding to enquiries and service requests.
A strong technical knowledge in all aspects of the delivery of public realm landscaping is required, particularly in relation to tree management.
- Supervision of the landscape contractor, ensuring KPI’s are met.
- Customer liaison and enquiry handling, managing expectations and ensuring additional services are delivered to partner organisations.
- Developing service improvements and implementation.
- Assisting in the development of local plans and policy.
- Community liaison and monitoring of volunteer activities.
Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements
- Experience and relevant professional recognition/qualification in relation to Amenity Horticulture to minimum of NVQ 3.
- Ability to deliver small landscape related schemes/events/projects.
- Understanding of relevant H&S requirements, environmental legislation and codes of practice.
- The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post.
- Evidence of having organised, attended and on occasions taken the lead at meetings, influencing outcomes.
- Ability to build effective relationships and achieve co-operation from others.
- Able to develop long term management plans for parks and open spaces based on community aspirations, customer demand and operational resources.
- Expertise in determining and organising work priorities in relation to good horticulture practice and customer demand.
- Good working knowledge of GIS systems.
Departmental Benefits of this role
- Agile working environment.
- Support to assist in personal development in line with corporate goals.
Milton Keynes Council Benefits
Use your skills to benefit the local community and experience a rewarding, interesting environment and attractive employment package such as:
- Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates
- A generous minimum holiday entitlement of 27 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
- Option to buy more annual leave
- A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
- Excellent in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management
- Flexibility – with full time, part time and term time working options
- Fair pay and a commitment to a minimum Living Wage
- MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings including retail, travel and leisure discounts as well as a suite of salary sacrifice benefits.
To apply, please fill in our digital application form on the Milton Keynes Council Careers website via the Apply button below.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 11th of September 2017
We at Milton Keynes Council take great pride in our city and we hope that it’s you that can help us grow and share our vision.