Situation Vacant – Park Warden

£24,294 – £26,421 per annum + generous pension

Full time (37 hours per week) inc. some weekend work
Part-time considered

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, skilled, and qualified groundsperson and horticulturalist to join our dedicated and community-focussed parks team, who are responsible for looking after all our outside spaces. The successful candidate will work as part of the team to keep our playgrounds, skatepark and other play areas safe, clean and attractive; carry out work to keep our trees and hedgerows healthy; create and maintain flower beds and borders; assist in maintaining our nature reserves and other conservation work; clear public areas of litter, leaves, snow and ice; assist with looking after our allotments and cemetery; install and maintain fences, signs, and other street furniture; monitor our moorings and car parks; and help with the upkeep of our buildings.

Duties and responsibilities
1. Provide a friendly and helpful presence at Mill Meadows to assist visitors
2. Issue excess charge notices for overstaying cars and boats
3. Create and maintain grassed areas, including verges
4. Inspect, clean and maintain playground equipment
5. Create and maintain new flower beds and borders
6. Carry out weedkilling, and snow and leaf clearance
7. Litter picking and litter bin emptying
8. Tree pruning and hedge trimming
9. Assisting with maintenance of cemetery and allotments
10. Installing and maintaining street furniture such as signs, bins and benches
11. Assisting with maintaining the Council’s buildings
12. Operating and maintaining parks vehicle

Person Specification
1. Interest in horticulture, grounds maintenance, or a related field
2. 1 year’s minimum experience in land-based industry
3. Full, clean UK driving licence
4. Able to work weekends and public holidays (on rota)
5. Physically capable to carry out the jobs listed
6. A good working knowledge of safe working practices
7. A good team player
8. Able to work under own initiative
9. Well-presented
10. Demonstrates keen attention to detail

Desirable (training given)
11. NVQ Level 2 or above in a related discipline
12. Experience of operating grass cutting machinery
13. Hard landscape construction experience
14. Knowledge of or interest in conservation and biodiversity
15. Chainsaw qualification (NPTC, LANTRA)
16. Weed spraying qualification (PA1/PA6)
17. Trailer licence

The hours of work are 37 per week, including weekends (usually 1 in 5) with seasonal variation (i.e. shorter hours in the winter, and longer in the summer). Part-time hours are also available.

The Town Council is an equal opportunities employer and committed to good staff welfare. This includes flexible working arrangements and, in line with the Equality Act
2010 s19, applications will be considered from candidates wishing to be considered for part-time only employment and will be judged on merit.

The Town Council also offers a very generous pension scheme. The position is based at the Town Council’s parks depot, with free car parking and close to local amenities.

For more information or to discuss the position, please contact the Parks Manager, Karl Bishop, on 07736 814119 or email


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