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Head of Open Spaces and Environment  

Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council is one of the country’s largest Town Councils, serving over 100,000 people. We have bold plans for our Royal Town and big ambitions. To turn them into reality, we need a Head of Open Spaces and Environment to take on a pivotal role at this hugely exciting time. To join us, you’ll need significant experience of managing green spaces and contracts for clean and green services to:

  • Develop and manage our clean and green services, public open spaces, allotment sites and any future greenspace assets transferred to the Town Council.
  • Manage the Town Council ‘s Town Ranger contract.
  • Promote a commitment to and deliver on biodiversity and sustainability in all aspects of our green space management and services.
  • Build and maintain a range of relationships to deliver local environmental enhancements.

Ready for a broad role that demands both an operational approach and a strategic mindset? You’ll help with the negotiations on the 13 public open spaces currently under negotiation to be transferred from another council. You’ll be responsible for a wide range of Place-based services and contracts. For instance, you’ll be responsible for managing biodiversity, and service enhancements as well as site inspections for the Town Ranger contract

We’ll be looking for horticultural expertise, a gift for contract management and knowledge of service design and delivery. If you are also able to deliver and monitor the performance of complex projects, balancing strategic priorities with day to day problem solving, we would love to hear from you.

We are a small, cohesive team and we hope you will help maximise the opportunities ahead of us, for the benefit of our community. Join us and help ensure that the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield becomes an even better place to live, work and visit.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact our advising consultants at Penna: Kelly Ridley on Kelly.Ridley@Penna.com or call 07709 512415

Closing Date: 5th August 2024 (12pm)

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