Parks Commissioning Support Officer - LB Hounslow

About Us At Hounslow

We’d love you to join us at the London Borough of Hounslow! Our people are deeply committed to providing excellent services to our residents, doing all we can to make lives as good as they can be.

We are an outstanding council, serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place and full of potential. We are stepping up for our residents like never before.

About our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We live by five core values: Lead with Heart, Do New, Pass on the Power, Harness the Mix and Be a Rock. All our work has equality, diversity and inclusion at its very heart, best articulated in “Harness the Mix”. It’s about breaking down barriers between our parts and people and unlocking the problem-solving power of our amazing mix of minds. We serve a diverse community, we have a diverse workforce and we are committed to being an inclusive employer.

We work hard to create representation across our workforce and leadership community, we have thriving employee network groups and our learning and development programmes help us lead, model and breathe ways of working that eliminate inequality, inequity, injustice and bias.

As part of this and under our commitments as a Disability Confident Employer, we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates. There’s space for you to tell us what you need within our application form.

Our Benefits

If you join us, you’ll have access to a range of employee benefits. Read more about these here.

About The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Parks and Open Spaces Team. In this role, you’ll be primarily working on supporting the contract commissioning manager and project managers. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in understanding projects, revenue, contracts, and commissioning work. You will play am active role by providing expert support, advice and response to internal and external customers, associations, organisations, and other enquiries. Assist the commissioning manager to implement the Parks and Open Spaces supplier performance strategies across the service. Ensure all relevant performance data is recorded in management for effective and efficient contract management, ensuring effective accurate and up to date administration of existing contracts.

About The Team You’ll Be Working In

Hounslow Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Team manage the boroughs Parks, Playgrounds, Allotments, Cemeteries, Trees, and Countryside sites. We work with funders, stakeholders, and residents to develop innovative projects to improve the quality and variety of the borough’s green spaces portfolio. We look for opportunities to encourage a diverse and thriving biodiversity whilst increasing access opportunities for our residents to interact with nature. where possible we look to nature-based solutions to manage the effects of climate change and to mitigate pollution.

We work with our delivery partner Lampton Greenspace to manage and monitor ground maintenance of sites and respond to resident and other enquiries. We proactively share information with residents through our website, parks hub and onsite noticeboards.

About You

If the points below resonate with you, we’d love you to put in an application:

• Works positively with colleagues in the team and across the organisation to ensure consistent good practice.

• Ability to act on their own initiative with appropriate direction.

• Demonstrable experience of operational delivery of contract management.

• Experience in, or knowledge of, a commercial or public administration environment.

• Good working knowledge of public sector processes and legislation.

Read more about the work you’ll be doing in the Role Profile.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box. At Hounslow, we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you can do most of what we’re looking for, go ahead and apply. You may be just the right candidate for the job or be perfect for one of our other roles!

When Interviews Will Be Held And Who To Contact

The key information you need about the role should be in the Role Profile, but if you have any further questions about the role, please contact:


Telephone: 0208 583 5584

Interviews for this job will be held during week commencing 1st July 2024.

(Please seek your line manager approval before applying for this role as secondment.)

Apply here