Community Development Manager

Kingston | Up to £31,500 per annum

Application Close Date: 14/02/2022 (Closed)

Kingston-upon-Thames, London

Glendale has recently commenced our prestigious contract to manage parks and open spaces within the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames and now seek a suitably qualified and experienced manager who will spearhead engagement in activities and projects involving members of the public, stakeholders and community groups across the Borough.

The Opportunity

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader to deliver a strategically important contract which could see Glendale delivering first class services in Kingston for the next 14 years. 

Our Community partnership including direct engagement with groups and individuals to identify and develop suitable project activities for volunteers at a group and individual level. It is expected that the post holder will take a proactive role in this process working with relevant wider Glendale and client staff and partner organisations to maximise project outcomes and increase the number of volunteering opportunities, landscape improvements, training and education opportunities.

The role will be the first point of contact with groups and individuals expressing an interest in community and volunteer activities. This will include supporting new and emerging groups to develop their organisational structures and constitutions where required and empowering our community in the maintenance and management of facilities across the Borough.

You will have full responsibility for the contract performance across all service streams, with the support of local, regional and central management/support teams. 

The Person

Candidates should be well organised, and have skills in people and project management, with a passion for parks, conservation, countryside & natural environment maintenance. The successful candidate shall have a track record in the supervision of community, environmental or public facing projects, preferably in the land management sector.

You should have a strategic outlook to meet short, medium and long-term objectives and champion continuous improvement and community involvement.

What can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary, with performance related bonuses, company car and relocation support
  • Generous annual leave
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal – discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Genuine career progression
  • Continuous professional development

Glendale is a well-established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people. The average service of our managers in the South is 10 years.

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you.  Please apply with a letter of application and CV to For an informal discussion about the role, please phone 0204 541425 and ask to speak to Chris Mills, General Manager.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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