Springfield Park Development Manager - LB Hackney

Job Number: HCAA01876

Service: Leisure, Parks, and Green Spaces

DBS Required: No

Salary: £46,053 – £48,063

Agreement Type: Fixed Term / Secondment

Work Pattern: Full Time

Contracted Hours: 36

1 Year Fixed Term Contract / Secondment Opportunity.

We know that staff are key to our success, and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity, and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.

The London Borough of Hackney has the largest expanse of green spaces in inner London. We have 58 parks, gardens and open spaces ranging from the largest concentration of football pitches in Europe at Hackney Marshes, to the beautiful historic setting of Springfield and Clissold parks.


27 of our parks have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award. Based within our Neighbourhoods and Housing directorate, our Leisure, Parks, and Green Spaces Service ensures that all of Hackney’s parks and green spaces are safe, accessible for all and inviting to use.


Springfield Park is one of Hackney’s most spectacular parks, and it has recently been transformed with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. As Springfield Park Development Manager, you will be responsible for the strategic development of Springfield House and Park. You will have lead responsibility and accountability for budget management, community development, fundraising and project management. You will also be responsible for delivering Springfield Park’s Activity Plan.


You will have experience of working with community groups, as well as establishing and developing effective partnerships to enable the successful delivery of services.

You will be educated to degree level in a related area or with equivalent relevant experience in parks development and management. A knowledge and understanding of partnership working and stakeholder engagement is required, combined with a good knowledge of funding and sponsorship principles and organisations.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought-after areas to live in London with good schools, parks, and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values, so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge, and experience.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 18 April 2024 (22:59)

Interview date: TBC.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included, and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently underrepresented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: hackneyworks@hackney.gov.uk


Apply link: https://recruitment.hackney.gov.uk/apply/?jobId=QIVFK026203F3VBQB798M8NK5-102891&langCode=en_GB&step=DIRECT

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