Parks & Events Business Development Officer

London Borough of Bexley
London (Central), London (Greater)
£30,021 – £35,489
Closing date
23 Aug 2022

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Management Grouping: Place

Team: Parks and Landscapes

Location: Bexleyheath

Salary: £30,021 – £35,489

Contract: Permanent / 36 Hours

Closing Date: 23rd August 2022

Job reference: PL00000400



The role


Leisure, Parks & Open Spaces is offering an exciting opportunity to join our hard-working team, developing our services across the Borough. The role is responsible for managing the allotments service and enhancing the concession and events portfolio within our parks, open spaces whilst supporting services across the department.


The role entails engagement with various residents, stakeholders, concessionaires and event organisers to guarantee delivery of an effective service whilst ensuring the requirements of the Council are maintained. They will contribute to shaping the future of the departments portfolio, streamlining the service, keeping web pages contemporary whilst ensuring current legislation and best practices are taken into consideration when updating the Council’s policies.


The role requires you to directly manage the Allotments & Cemeteries Technician and work alongside team members in effective delivery of the service. Your responsibilities will involve occasional evening and weekend working to attend meetings.




About You


We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, innovative, Parks & Events Business Development Officer to deliver, manage and input into an assortment of projects within their portfolio and across the wider department.  You must enjoy the variety of challenges this job entails with a positive attitude, ability to manage time efficiently and can work effectively on your own initiative and as part of the team.


You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a broad breadth of knowledge across disciplines. Able to produce complex reports and present briefings for a wide range of audiences, drawing on previous experience and best practices.


Previous managerial experience within an amenity management field and practical experience of working with stakeholders, event organisers and concession contracts would be invaluable. You will be commercially astute recognising opportunities for Bexley and develop relationships, communicating effectively, liaising and negotiating across a range of clients, partners and external stakeholders. Ideally you will have former budgetary monitoring and financial reporting experience, knowledge of The Purple Guide and Health & Safety Legislation in relation to the services you will manage.






What we offer:


  • Relocation Package up to £8,000 Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme 25 days Annual Leave (rising to 28 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement Annual Leave Purchase Scheme An excellent working environment at our fantastic offices Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.


About us:


Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.




Your Application:


  • Closing Date for your application: 23/08/2022 CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.



This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English Language Requirement for Public Sector Workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.


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