Parks Officer, Biodiversity

Wandsworth, London (Greater)
£30,177 - £32,778 per annum
06 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019

Parks Officer, Biodiversity

Location: Wandsworth Common

Hours: 40 per week

Grade & Salary: ENP01-ENP02, £30,177 - £32,778 per annum

Closing date: Sunday 31 March 2019

Enable Leisure and Culture provide leisure and cultural services and manage parks and green spaces on behalf of Wandsworth Council.  From the iconic Battersea Park, historically important local parks such as King George’s and Wandsworth Parks and habitat rich open spaces such as Wandsworth and Tooting Commons, there is variety and wealth of green space that rivals any borough within Greater London.  

An opening has arisen for a Biodiversity Officer to work in our established and enthusiastic team.   We are looking for a passionate, dynamic and organised individual, with a keen interest in biodiversity to lead on our practical habitat management works across the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Based at the Parks Office, Wandsworth Common, your duties will involve the day-to-day management of our horticultural grounds maintenance contractor to ensure the high-quality management of habitat within the boroughs 31 parks and open spaces.

You must have experience of contract management or working with/directing contractors or directly supervising staff.

You will have relevant practical experience working in a biodiversity/grounds maintenance, ecology or conservation service environment with experience of supervising/managing habitat creation.   

You will also be competent in ICT skills including MS Office applications and ideally have some experience working with GIS and database systems.

You must have the ability to communicate at all levels in this customer-focused service, be able to work to deadlines and targets, design and implement work schedules and have a flexible approach to your work.

We are therefore looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Degree level or equivalent in ecology or an environmental science subject, or appropriate and relevant experience in a related role.
  • Hands-on experience of maintaining ecology areas.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to liaise with a varied audience, written and verbally.
  • Working knowledge of biological databases and GIS
  • Ability to interpret data and write clear reports
  • Experience of contract management and supervision of staff employed by private contractor.

For an informal discussion about the work of this post, please call Valerie Selby 020 3959 0060 (available Mon-Thur).

How to apply:

To apply for the role, please thoroughly read through the Job Description and Person Specification and then Apply online.

If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please presume your application was unsuccessful on this occasion. 

You can also view other vacancies on our website

Enable Leisure and Culture as an Equal Opportunities employer welcomes applications regardless of race, colour, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, disability or age.  All applicants are considered on the basis of their merits and abilities for the job.

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