Location: Based at The Parks Trust Head Office, Campbell Park, Central Milton Keynes
Working Hours: Full time, (371/2 hours per week)
Salary: £33,000 per annum (depending on experience)
We are seeking an experienced person to lead in the planning and delivery of green infrastructure in Milton Keynes – a city renowned for its extensive network of parks and green spaces. Milton Keynes also continues to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the UK and we want to ensure all new areas of the city benefit from the same extent and quality of green space as is found in the established areas and that the new parks and green spaces are transferred into the care of the Parks Trust.
As Green Infrastructure Development Manager your role will be to work with developers, landscape designers, planners and other stakeholders in the planning, design and delivery of new parks and green spaces. You will also be an advocate for green infrastructure in the future planning of the city. You will use your project management and negotiation skills to ensure developers deliver high quality parks and green spaces in the city’s expansion areas that are transferred into the care of the Parks Trust.
You will work as part of an experienced team within the Parks Trust, the award-winning charity that owns and maintains over 2,500 hectares of parkland and open space in Milton Keynes. You will also maintain regular contact with planning and technical officers at Milton Keynes Council. This post is jointly funded by Milton Keynes Council and the Parks Trust.
You will be joining a ground-breaking organisation and be part of a high-performing team with a great range of staff benefits: ongoing support and training, excellent contributory pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution), income protection and life assurance cover, enhanced maternity and paternity allowances, occupational sick pay, generous annual leave allowance, great office in a parkland setting with free parking alongside other additional benefits.
The Parks Trust is committed to safeguarding and will always recruit all personnel in line with government guidelines, relevant legislation, Charity Commission guidance and best practice standards.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Closing Date for applications: 24th September 2021
Interviews: w/end 1st October
About The Parks Trust
The Parks Trust is an independent charity that cares for over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space in Milton Keynes. This includes the river valleys, ancient woodlands, lakesides, parks and landscaped areas alongside the main roads that represent 25% of the city and we continue to take ownership of additional areas of green space as Milton Keynes expands.
In most places parks are owned and managed by the local authority, but the city’s founders wanted to be sure that such a unique green landscape would be managed and protected forever, without having to compete for funds with other council priorities. So, The Parks Trust was created in 1992 to care for most of the city’s green space and was endowed with a substantial property and investment portfolio. The income from this portfolio pays for the vital work of nurturing and enhancing the landscape. We are entirely self-financing