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Horticultural Officer - closing 21.12.2022

Salary £32,020 to 36,298 plus travel allowance and mileage

Note - The post is on an initial 6 month contract and will be reviewed at the end of this period

This is an exciting position and an opportunity to join the Parks and Open Spaces team at Fenland District Council in North Cambridgeshire. FDC is an award-winning, progressive organisation set in the heart of scenic and unique rural landscape with affordable house prices, diverse market towns and villages with good transport links to London, Cambridge, Peterborough and the North Norfolk coast. Our positive, can-do culture enables us to punch above our weight and empowers staff to go that extra mile in delivering important services for local people.

Primarily, the postholder would work alongside the contract manager and the external contract team, ensuring the parks, play areas, cemeteries and green spaces are effectively managed; deal with customer issues; undertake new initiatives (planting, play, bids for external funding etc); and ensure that our managed land is fit and safe for public usage.

Candidates should be experienced (5 years minimum) in related horticultural or landscape work and have some experience (2 years) in contract management as well as a relevant professional qualification in Horticulture or Landscaping (NQ 5 or higher).

The role is essentially outdoors within Fenland, for which a full driving licence is required.

The Council offers a flexi-time scheme as well as offering a number of other benefits including hybrid working, free car parking, discounted leisure facilities and the payment of professional fees.

If you are interested in this post and would like to apply, please complete an application form (please read the guidance notes) and send to the Human Resources team, preferably by email to Recruitment@fenland.gov.uk or post to the HR Team, at Fenland District Council, Room 48, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ.

Application forms are available to download from this page or alternatively please either phone our Customer Services team on 01354 654321 or email Recruitment@fenland.gov.uk.

For an informal discussion on the role please contact Simon Bell, POS Manager, on 01354 622516

Closing date 21st December 2022

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