Parks & Leisure Technical Officer - LB Lambeth

Parks & Leisure Technical Officer

SC6 : Starting Salary £34,770 pa rising in annual increment to £35,862 per annum incl LW

1 x Permanent Contract – Full Time

About Us:

It is an exciting time to join Lambeth Council, we have bold ambitions for the future of Lambeth’s communities and residents through our Lambeth 2030 Plan ‘Our Future, Our Lambeth. To deliver on these ambitions, we have embarked our transformational One Lambeth Programme ensuring we are ‘connected by purpose,’ in everything we do to deliver excellence. We are proud to have recently developed a refreshed set of One Lambeth Values and Behaviours that were develop for staff by staff; Equity, Ambition, Kindness, and Accountability. For more information, please have a look at our dedicated One Lambeth Values and Behaviours page.

About the Borough:

Located in the heart of South London, Lambeth Borough is a vibrant community of over 317,600 residents. Stretching from the dynamic neighbourhood of Streatham in the South to the iconic landmarks of Waterloo in the North, we are proud to be the 9th largest borough in London. Our diversity is our strength, with more than 130 languages spoken, making Lambeth the home of the Windrush generation, London’s largest LGBTQ+ community, and a thriving Portuguese-speaking community.

With exceptional schools, lush green spaces including Brockwell Park, cultural gems like the Black Cultural Archives, and world-renowned institutions such as St Thomas’s Hospital, Lambeth offers an enriching and dynamic environment.

About the Team:

The Lambeth Parks Team are responsible for managing over 60 parks and open spaces across Lambeth. These spaces are a valuable resource for Lambeth’s residents and visitors, essential for their health, wellbeing and quality of life. We are proud to have 23 Green Flag Award winning parks in the borough and take pride in ensuring they remain a great asset for the Lambeth community and future generations to enjoy. Our grounds maintenance service is run in house, through Lambeth Landscapes.

About the Role:

A  Parks & Leisure Technical Officer is needed to provide dedicated finance and administrative support, to ensure efficient and effective financial and operational management. The post holder will be responsible for supporting managers and the service accountant with all financial management issues, managing software systems, logging, tracking and analysing expenditure, supplier liaison, administering stores and reference material, maintaining operational schedules, administering vehicle and plant maintenance and servicing records, managing sports bookings and a range of other tasks.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced administration officer who is motivated to support a large operational team. You will have experience of financial management, an interest in the management of parks and ideally relevant experience in local government or in supporting similar services.

If you feel that you can meet these needs and are passionate about helping to ensure that Parks remain a great asset for the Lambeth community, then we would love to hear from you.

To be considered for interview, your CV and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

In this section, provide a short and concise summary of the values, behaviours, and skills needed for success. Use bullet points for specific skills, experiences, or qualifications.

For detailed qualifications and requirements, please review the job description and person specification in hyperlink below:

Job description & person specification

Contact Information:

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact our Parks and Sports Development Manager, Angela Li, at ali@lambeth.gov.uk

Recruitment Timelines:

Advert close date: 11:59pm on Sunday 5th May 2024

Benefits:

We believe in rewarding our staff. When you join us, you’ll gain access to a range of benefits, including:

  • Participation in our 5 Staff Networks: Black, Asian, and Multi-Ethnic, LGBTQ+, Disability, Young Professionals, and Women’s.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting from 27 days, increasing to up to 35 days depending on length of service.
  • Membership in the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Hybrid Working.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Occupational Sick Pay based on length of service.
  • Discounts at local restaurants.
  • Discount at our Active Lambeth Gyms.
  • Learning and Development opportunities, including Apprenticeships.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Secure Bike Storage facilities at our Town Hall and Civic Centre.
  • Trade Union Membership.

How to Apply:

If you’re interest in this opportunity, click on the apply button and complete an online application.

In your supporting statement, please clearly demonstrate how you meet the shortlist criteria marked with an ‘A’ at shortlist stage. We operate an anonymised application process, so be sure to remove personal details when uploading your CV or personal statement.

At Lambeth, we are dedicated to providing quality services and equal opportunities for all. We are committed to safer recruitment and are proud to be a Stonewall diversity champion, a Living Wage Employer, and to guarantee interviews for all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria of the role. For a full list of our accreditations, please click here.

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