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Arboretum Parks Manager

Closing date:
Walsall Council
Walsall Arboretum
33,661 - 38,042 per annum
22 March 2013
Walsall Council is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Greenspace professional to lead on the management, maintenance and development of the borough's premier park Walsall Arboretum.

The historic core of the Arboretum has been subject to recent investment through a 'Parks for People' funded restoration programme, with the fi nal phase of the scheme, the building of a new Visitor Centre to be completed in 2014.

There are exciting times ahead for the park, with investment also planned in the park extension, a Country Park being developed on the site of the former golf course and proposals for the future achievement of a Green Flag Award. The Parks Manager will be responsible for the continued development and establishment of the Arboretum as a regional outdoor tourist and visitor attraction, taking the park forward into the 21st Century.

You will manage the site staff teams (ranger and gardening teams) and the new Visitor Centre and ensure that: the park is busy and well used through the provision of a varied regional events programme; that the recent investment is maintained; that standards of maintenance and horticulture are high and that the holistic development of the 73 hectare site continues.

To qualify for this unique position you will have proven experience within Greenspace Management and hold an Ordinary National Diploma in Horticulture, Parks and Leisure Management or a similar related subject.

How to apply

For more information, or an informal discussion please contact Gareth Perrins -Seedhouse, Greenspace Improvement Service Manager on 01922 650788 or email

Visit Walsall Council's website for more information about the role and how to apply. Telephone 01922 653377 or Textphone 0845 1112910 (for deaf/hearing impaired people only)

Closing date: 22 March 2013
Interviews begin: Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week commencing 15 April 2013.

The Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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