Service Development Officer - Parks and Open Spaces & Leisure

35070.00 - 41718.00 GBP Annual
05 Jul 2017
02 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The role

Following our recently re-shaped team we have a number of exciting opportunities across our Parks & Leisure Service. This is your chance to come and join our bold, creative and successful Parks and Leisure Team. We want you to bring your experience and track record of achievement and be part of Southwark's commitment to improve the health and wellbeing or all its residents.

We are seeking to appoint to a number of posts in; Parks, Capital Project Management and Development, Cemeteries and Crematoria, Leisure, Sport and Physical Activity and Play Development.

The role

We are one of London's most diverse, vibrant and exiting Boroughs with a significant regeneration underway which is transforming Southwark. The Council is committed through its 'Fairer Future Promises' for residents to significant investment of over GBP20m across its parks and leisure facilities. We have a ground breaking free swim and gym offer for all our residents, award winning parks and open spaces with 25 Green Flags and a commitment to secure more, a comprehensive programme of new facility development and infrastructure projects in our parks. Our Cemeteries and Crematoria are also undergoing an important transformation with significant investment and focus. All of these areas are key contributors to the wider social regeneration of the Borough and we want highly motivated, enthusiastic, and committed people to help us deliver in these key roles.

You will bring experience across one or more of these areas, have a strong track record of achievement, be a collaborative team player and keen to play your part to shape and deliver the future of these services.

  • Experience of delivering regeneration and strategic development of parks and leisure facilities
  • Ability to work independently, with a high level of creativity, within broad instructions and objectives. This includes drafting complex reports, committee items and briefings for senior managers and Members.
  • Experience of managing major high profile capital projects. Procuring and managing teams of consultants and contractors;
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of working with key stakeholders, partners and community organisations.

For an informal discussion please contact Sue Drummond, Interim Head of Parks and Leisure on .

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: 17 July 2017.

Interview and Occupational Assessment: Week commencing 24 July 2017.