Salary
Grade SCP 19-23 (£25,481-£27,741)
End Date

CAMBORNE TOWN COUNCIL

AMENITIES MANAGER

Grade: SCP 19 – 23 (£25,481 - £27,741)

37 hours a week

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsible to: Amenities and Projects Officer

Responsible for: Amenities Team

About the council:

Our Mission: Community First

Our Vision: We Listen, we improve, we achieve. We are Camborne Town Council - Here for you.

Our Values: Empowering our Community, Trusting and Collaborative. Creative. Ambitious. Efficient and Responsive.

Camborne is geographically the largest parish in Cornwall. Reflecting Cornwall's diversity of urban areas, characterful villages, and sparsely populated rural areas of outstanding natural beauty. The Council administers an area of approximately 2,800 hectares and nearly 23,000 people live within the boundaries which include the villages of Barripper, Beacon, Brea, Kehelland, Penponds and Troon.

18 Councillors on Camborne Town Council represent the wards of Pendarves, Roskear, Trelowarren, Treslothan and Treswithian. Councillors are supported by a team of staff and the Town Clerk. In addition, there is a hard-working Amenities Team that maintains the wide range of facilities managed by us.

We provide a wide range of facilities including parks, playing fields, allotments, library services, community events, public realm CCTV, grants, and community donations. Further information about all of which can be found on this website.

Job purpose:

Camborne Town Council has an exciting programme of projects and continuous improvements for the next 12 months. Your role will be to support the Amenities and Projects Officer in the day-to-day management of Council assets and the Amenities Team. You will also Assist the Amenities and Projects Officer in ensuring council compliance with health and safety legislation whilst being fully immersed in the development of Camborne’s green spaces and other amenity Assets.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To support the Amenities and Projects Officer in the management of Town Council outdoor staff and the Amenities Team including quality control, on site safety, record keeping and well-being of staff.

To be the link between the Senior Management Team and the Amenities Team driving the development of the green spaces, utilising the skills of supporting the creative strategy for green spaces (ecology hub, encouraging pollinators, reducing use of plastics, improving parks and playing fields).

· To support the Amenities and Projects Officer in the efficient and effective management of Town Council facilities, buildings and assets including the preparation of the annual Asset Register.

  • Supporting Amenities and Projects Officer in recruitment of Town Council staff.
  • To assist in creating an Amenities Plan including a refurbishment and enhancement programme for all Council assets in line with the Town Council’s Corporate Plan and Strategy.
  • To complete essential COSHH and risk assessments and lead on the continuous review of Health and Safety for the Amenities team, vehicle checks and training.
  • To assist in ensuring the cost-effective delivery of services within allocated budgets.
  • To support the Amenities and Projects Officer in the successful delivery of contract specifications for contracts related to amenities and associated projects.

· Carrying out procurement searches and sourcing items to support the implementation of projects

  • To assist in the review of systems and procedures for effective service delivery of amenities operations (e.g., footpath maintenance, grass cutting, street furniture maintenance).
  • To support the Amenities and Projects Officer in managing the implementation of projects in accordance with Town Council priorities.
  • Inform Amenities and Projects Officer of daily needs, problems and client feedback
  • To support the Senior management team in organising and co-ordinating outdoor events on behalf of the Town Council and/or community.
  • To assist in the preparation of reports to relevant Amenities Committee meetings monitoring the facilities and assets and any other relevant matters.
  • To attend meetings, conferences, seminars, and training courses associated with the work and role of Interim Amenities and H&S Manager as required and authorised by the Council.
  • To assist with applications for grant funding.

· To undertake any other duties required by the Town Council consistent with the level and scope of the post including providing cover for absence within the Amenities department.

  • To adhere at all times to the policies and instructions of the Council.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The person specification is a picture of skills, knowledge and experience required to carry out the job. It has been used to draw up the advert and will also be used in the short- listing and interview process for this post. You should demonstrate on your application form how you meet the following essential criteria.

Educational Qualifications

Essential

  • 5 GCSE’s including two of English, Maths and a Science or equivalent

Desirable

  • Recognised H&S training qualification
  • Qualification in Horticulture or other technical skilled trade

Management

Essential

  • Evidence of ability to provide leadership to enable, motivate and develop staff.

· Experience of conducting staff appraisals.

  • Evidence of ability to prioritise work, set targets, achieve positive outcomes and delegate effectively.
  • Evidence of ability to organise and manage resources effectively.
  • Evidence of a sound understanding of risk management and risk assessment.
  • Ability to understand technical issues and contract specifications.
  • A strong advocate of equality, diversity, dignity and respect in the workplace.

Desirable

  • Previous practical experience managing operations and amenities.
  • Experience of managing or maintaining open spaces, parks, gardens and other community assets
  • Experience of managing health & safety and being responsible for the safe working practices of others

Communication Skills

Essential

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to relate to, and communicate with councillors, staff, members of the public and external agencies

Desirable

  • Ability to provide objective advice to Amenities and projects Officer in a timely and coherent manner.

Information Technology

Essential

  • Experience and practical ICT skills including Windows, Word, Excel and the Internet.

Finance

Essential

  • Ability to grasp the full implications of all financial decisions

Other

Essential

  • Willingness to work out of office hours in order to attend Council meetings and Council business.
  • Ability to operate with complete impartiality in a political environment.
  • A current and clean driving licence.

Reference ID: AmMan1

Application deadline: 30/01/2022

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £25,481.00-£27,741.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Risk Assessments are updated frequently to take into account latest local conditions and national guidance from government

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (required)

Work remotely:

  • No

Location

Cross Street, Camborne TR14

APPLY TWO WAYS:

Online via INDEED: https://uk.indeed.com/job/amenities-manager-92d7b9e8c1956a0b 

Application Forms Available in documents above.

Applications close on the 30th January 2022.