Are you looking for a career with an employer who offers a generous package of terms and conditions and promotes work-life balance and wellbeing amongst its employees? With a generous annual leave entitlement and access to a variety of flexible working options and initiatives, North Lanarkshire Council could be the place for you. An exciting opportunity has for a high performing and experienced manager to lead our Greenspace projects team.
Why join us? North Lanarkshire is Scotland’s fourth largest authority by population and is perfectly situated in the heart of Scotland’s central belt with great transport links making this the perfect place to live and work! We have a detailed plan setting the direction to deliver an ambitious growth and development programme for growth and prosperity for all, making North Lanarkshire the place to live, learn, work and invest. We want to transform North Lanarkshire by positioning local services in our towns and communities and a critical aspect of this is our greenspaces and Country Parks.
In this exciting and key leadership role you will lead the Greenspace Projects team and will be responsible for the development and delivery of large infrastructure projects in country parks, cemeteries and other greenspace areas, ensuring legislative compliance and the ongoing development of the service. You will be responsible for development and implementation of the exciting and innovative Parks Master Plan and the delivery of substantial capital programmes of work in line with The Plan for North Lanarkshire.
To be a success in this role you will have demonstrated leadership skills, be innovative, solutions focused, and influential. You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality services to our citizens and communities and you will promote the Council’s vision, values and reputation.
With a Degree, or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline, and ideally membership of an appropriate Professional Institute, you will have substantial knowledge and experience in a within a relevant field including a proven track record of delivering projects and service priorities including the ability to achieve project milestones and targets. You must be able to demonstrate proven experience of developing successful working relationships with contractors or professional service providers and in contract management. You will have demonstrable experience in planning, tracking, and communicating progress on projects. You will also have capital and revenue budgetary experience including preparation, monitoring and control arrangements.
You will be business and customer focused with a demonstrable record of, identifying opportunities, achieving outcomes, managing change, and exercising strong leadership skills. You will be self-motivated with a flexible and collaborative approach to work and have the ability to cope with multiple and changing demands whilst meeting tight deadlines. You will also have a sound understanding and knowledge of legislation and initiatives within the relevant disciplines.
With excellent organisational and IT skills, you will be able to utilise various Microsoft Office packages, and be a clear written and verbal communicator, with the ability to analyse information and produce reports and with experience of presenting information in public forums
You must be able to travel throughout North Lanarkshire and also outwith this area to undertake the duties of this post.
As a result of Covid-19 and in line with the Council’s interim home working policy, this role will be predominately carried out from home.
North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a Smarter Working Policy.
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