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Vacancy Details

Park Maintenance Officer

Lancaster City Council
£23,114 - £24,294 per annum
White Lund Depot
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
03/04/2024 at 23:55
Lancaster City Council

The Role

Lancaster City Council is looking for an energetic and motivated Park Maintenance Operative to join the Public Realm department. The role involves working within some of the City Council’s most high profile parks and open spaces. The post holder must take pride in their work, have a practical nature, enjoy hands-on work and be happy to share their enthusiasm with visitors.

It is an essential requirement that you are confident in carrying out a variety of maintenance tasks and help overlook and ensure the appropriate use of Morecambe Promenade. The role involves carrying out regular inspections, advising on byelaws where appropriate and managing visitors in a highly professional manner whilst delivering excellent customer service.

It is also essential that the post holder has a full current, UK driving licence. This is because the role entails travelling from site to site carrying out inspections, transporting equipment, and often working alone. Large distances will need to be covered.

You will work safely with risk assessments and in compliance with safety procedures, facilitating improvements and efficiencies with the resources available to you in an increasingly challenging environment. The post holder needs to be able to handle the pressures of a busy park environment, whilst balancing day-to-day priorities.

With training you will help oversee one of the largest Splash Park’s in the North West and work with Seasonal Staff to ensure the cleanliness and safety of the facility and our visitors at all times.

This role is permanent. The hours of work are 37 hours per week, working on a shift rota basis which will include weekends and bank holidays and your administrative centre will be White Lund Depot, Morecambe.

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About You

You will identify with our organisational values of Pride, Ownership, Working Together and Ambition.

Our Benefits

Lancaster is a great place to work, as well as being part of something special you will also benefit from:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A range of employee benefits including discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, the opportunity to purchase extra time off, as well as discounts on days out, activities and retail.

Lancaster City Council has unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing both carbon emissions and the impacts of climate change.

We are an Investor in People, Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community. We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from all parts of our community.

At Lancaster City Council we aim to have a diverse workforce that is representative of the district that we serve, and provide a working environment where each employee feels able to bring their whole self to work. We welcome applications from all sections of our community and provide several supportive and inclusive workplace networks and safe spaces for employees to feel connected. Our workplace wellbeing strategy drives our commitment to staff wellbeing initiatives and ensuring that our organisation is a great place to work for all.

We are a disability confident committed employer.

Previous applicants need not apply. 

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to update all applicants individually. If you do not receive a response from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then your application will have unfortunately been unsuccessful in progressing to interview.

Interview date: TBC 

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed

Contact our Recruitment Team

Telephone: 01524 582000


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