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Parks Contract Manager

Enable Leisure & Culture
Wandsworth Common, London
Closing date
30 Oct 2021
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Location: Wandsworth
Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)
Salary: From £36,076 per annum
Closing date: 30 October 2021

Ref: PA014

The borough of Wandsworth has one of the richest varieties of open spaces in central London.  Enable Leisure and Culture is a non-for profit charitable organisation and the lead contractor employed by Wandsworth Borough Council to manage greenspaces throughout the borough including the management and maintenance of 32 parks and open spaces. 

The role of Parks Contract Manager is a key post in the Enable Parks team.  Your responsibility will be to take control of all daily works instructions assigned to two key contractors working throughout the borough.   

We are looking for a diligent and energetic individual who thrives on juggling planned and ad-hoc works relating to horticulture, sports pitch provision, cemeteries, cleansing and playgrounds.  You will need to have a keen eye for detail and quality, identifying any problems quickly and implementing processes to achieve desired outcomes.  Your administrative talents will ensure smooth running of a £2.6m annual contract which delivers grounds maintenances services in all greenspaces.   


Responsible to the Parks Operations Manager for all aspects of the day-to-day management of the grounds maintenance and playgrounds contracts.   

Responsible for the efficient management and operational monitoring of the ground’s maintenance and playgrounds contractors. 

Day to day management of the Parks Operations Team consisting of five specialist parks staff who oversee biodiversity, horticulture, landscaping and playground maintenance works. 

Ensure the cost-effective operation of the Parks, Play and Cemeteries contracts, which have a current value of £2.6m p/a. 

Develop existing relationships with the contractor team, relevant industry bodies, sub-contractors and horticultural and amenity product suppliers to allow strategic leadership on all aspects of managing the horticultural operation and the provision of an exemplar service.   

Joining Enable will allow you the opportunity to contribute to the aims and objectives of organisation and develop an industry leading, progressive and forward thinking team. 

For an informal discussion on this role please contact Neil Blackley on 020 3959 0060.


Along with competitive salary we offer a supportive environment for personal and professional growth and development and; 

  • 25 Days Annual Leave 
  • Flexible working 
  • Pension Scheme 
  • Eyecare vouchers 
  • Free Gym membership 
  • Season ticket loan 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Weekly Fruit basket 
  • Staff Treats 
  • Weekly Wellbeing hour 

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post.  In order to apply for this post, you must demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.Diversity is valued at Enable Leisure and Culture and is important in the work that we do. Applications from all sections of the community are welcome and will be considered on merit.

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