Park Services Manager

Lewisham | Circa £34,000 per annum per annum

Application Close Date: 28/06/2019 (Closed)


Park Services Manager



Glendale Grounds Management Ltd has managed parks and open spaces on behalf of Lewisham Borough Council since February 2000 that has seen many successes, in particular a flagship ‘working in partnership’ model between local authority and contractor, 15 current Green Flag Awards, year on year customer satisfaction survey improvements and in 2018 topped the ranking in a benchmarking exercise covering all London boroughs and their open spaces in the Good Parks for London report 2018.


The Opportunity

The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing fully to the effective running of all aspects of Park services and Infrastructure Maintenance for the Lewisham Parks and Open Spaces contract.


Key responsibilities will include developing the day to day reactive and planned infrastructure maintenance of park buildings, sports pavilions, play areas, park furniture and the hard landscape environment. Maintenance tasks are formed through park inspection reports, park user requests/complaints and planned park improvement works.

This role includes the management of the Parks Services section who are responsible for park cleansing, formal playground and parks inspections, static park keepers and a park patrol.

This role includes engagement with Park friends groups and delivery of projects.


The Person

The successful candidate will be a hands-on forward planning team player, responsible for setting and achieving targets as well as having knowledge of managing park services contracts. Furthermore will have demonstrable employee supervision and Client management skills.

Candidates should be well organised and possess excellent leadership ability.

Furthermore candidates ideally should have experience of project works and planned maintenance.

Candidates should ideally have a professional qualification in a relevant field and have a good understanding of Microsoft Office or equivalent.


What can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • 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
  • Career progression
  • Training and 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.


How to Apply

Please apply with a letter of application and full CV to

A full job description is available upon request from


Closing Date : Friday 28th June 2019


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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