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Job Title Operations Manager - Parks, Streets & Landscape
Job reference PED121
Department Place Services
Grade SCP 39 - 42
Pay From: £41,675 To: £44,632 per annum
Hours 37 per week
Closing date 14 November 2019
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Job Description
St Helens Council provides services to residents, business and visitors to our borough. The council’s Trading Services division provides many of the front line services that all residents use, including recycling and waste collection, grounds maintenance and street cleansing.
We are seeking a professional individual to be responsible for the provision, delivery and management of our Parks, Streets and Landscape service, to further develop a high quality service, to build upon existing partnerships and seek all available resources to contribute to the delivery of the Council’s vision for the borough.
The main focus for the service is the management and development of our parks and green spaces, together with the street cleansing service. Our services are provided by an in-house team based in the centre of the borough. The role includes the development of strategy for the service, which is linked to an ambitious regeneration agenda for the borough.
Applicants will require excellent communications skills, a flair for leadership and drive to build upon existing working relationships, to deliver real results for our communities. Development of the services, including innovative delivery models, will be required. Applicants must have the ability to develop and implement business plans as part of the role.
St Helens is located in the heart of England’s North West, midway between the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester and is within a 90-minute drive of the Lake District. St Helens has a varied and growing affordable residential housing offering, ranging from town centre apartments to urban villages and rural executive and family homes. Schools in the borough obtain strong exam results and are experiencing year on year increases in performance.
St Helens Council offer excellent employee benefits, including 27 days leave per annum, flexible working arrangements and membership to the local government pension scheme.
Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the seven NOLAN principles in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
If you require further information on this role please contact Paul McHenry, Service Manager (Environmental and Transport Services) on 01744 676122 or email
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For an application form and further details contact:

Kristina Dixon
01744 676708
Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP

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Job Application Packs
Operations Manager - Parks Streets & Landscape Person Specification.pdf
Operations Manager - Parks Streets & Landscape Job Description.pdf
Operations Manager - Parks Streets & Landscape Person Specification NonDisclosure Application Form.pdf
Operations Manager - Parks Streets & Landscape Applicant Letter.pdf
When requesting an application form please state your name, your address, the job you are interested in and the job reference number. The Council's official job application form must be completed in all cases. CVs should not be submitted as a replacement.