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About The Service

Cardiff is one of the greenest cities in the United Kingdom, and our extensive network of parks and green spaces for which our residents have a close affinity with shape it’s character, providing an expression of our capital city.

The Council recognises the contribution that these spaces make to the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the city, the important role they play in response to the climate and nature emergency agendas and is committed to an ambitious programme of investment and sustainable development.

About the job

Community safety is a priority for the Council and an opportunity exists for an individual with effective communication and organisational skills to join a motivated and passionate group of officers within the parks management team.
The successful candidate will lead the Council’s Urban Park Ranger service ensuring that residents of and visitors to our city have a safe and enjoyable experience when using our parks and green spaces.

What We Are Looking For From You

You will be innovative and resourceful and be able evidence experience in leading and developing teams and individuals, community engagement, partnership working / liaison with external agencies and the ability to lead and manage meetings and forums.

Problem solving will be a key feature of the role and the successful candidate will be alert and responsive, taking ownership for the identification of solutions to a wide range of complex issues. The ability to negotiate and win others over through logical and persuasive argument must also be demonstrated.

Projects, campaigns and initiatives will be a constant theme and you will be required to plan, co-ordinate, develop and implement service-based projects and contribute to those directorate and corporate based, demonstrating a willingness to support the work and wider objectives of the parks team and Council as a whole.

Additional information

The Council is committed to investing in its people resource and the role will provide opportunities for learning and personal development. A Commitment to the Council’s policies on Equality and Diversity is an essential requirement.

Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances the interview process for this role will be held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform. If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process or if you would like an informal conversation about this role prior to application, please contact please contact Jonathan Maidment, Head of Parks & Cardiff Harbour Authority on 07976 011751.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Standard check.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.
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