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Parks and Green Space Development Officer

Dunstable Town Council
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Starting Salary £24,982 rising to £26,511
Closing date
1 Nov 2020
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Are you passionate about parks and green spaces and encouraging healthier lifestyles? Do you enjoy working with local volunteers to help shape and develop green spaces for the future?

If the answer is yes, then you may be just the person we are looking for to help make Dunstable’s parks and green spaces even better places to visit and enjoy.

Your Rewards 

  • Competitive salary 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Flexible working  

In addition, you will be working in a supportive environment where you have the chance to make Dunstable a better place to live, work and visit.    

Your Role 

Dunstable Town Council manages 12 parks and recreation grounds, a large cemetery and 6 allotment sites and currently holds three Green Flags. Dunstable has been selected as a Britain in Bloom Finalist in 2021 representing the Anglia Region in the Large Town category.

As the Council’s first Parks and Green Space Development Officer, you will help shape and improve our green spaces working closely with partner organisations, friends groups and volunteers in order to maintain and develop the Town’s ‘In Bloom’ campaign, Green Flag Awards and community involvement in our parks and open spaces.

About You 

We are looking for someone with a sound horticultural knowledge, a passion for working with local communities and a creative approach to improving parks and green spaces.   

You will be a good communicator with strong organisational skills and a flexible ‘can do’ approach to work. You must be willing to work some evenings and weekends to develop strong relationships with volunteers and partners.   

How to Apply

If you think this is you, we would welcome your application.

If you would like an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact John Crawley, Head of Grounds and Environmental Services on 01582 891413 or email

To apply for this position you will be required to complete an application form via our website or please telephone 01582 513000. 

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS – Midnight on Sunday 1 November 2020

Interviews will take place on Thursday 12 November 2020

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