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Job title: Parks and Recreation Manager

Salary: Grade 10 (£35,336 - £41,411) *indicative

Location: Environmental Hub, Middlewich, CW10 0JR 

Type of contract: 37 Hours

We are looking to recruit a Parks and Recreation Manager to join an existing team who are passionate about the development and enhancement of green open spaces for our community and visitors to Cheshire East. 

We are seeking applicants with experience in landscape and open space management and a working knowledge of environmentally sustainable maintenance practices to enhance wildlife and biodiversity in urban parks.

The ideal application will be passionate about providing parks and open spaces suitable for all areas of community and will have experience in working with local community and volunteer groups The post holder will be required to manage a small team that has responsibility for 19 municipal parks and other open space across Cheshire East Council area. The role will also be responsible for management of a Green Social Prescribing Project which will work with partner organisations to deliver health and wellbeing benefits through the use of open space.

The role will involve travel across the borough and the post holder will be expected to represent the company and be able to build effective working relationships with a diverse range of people.  

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5 years experience in a landscape design and / or open space management role
  • HND qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant field
  • Working knowledge of modern urban parks management
  • Experience of working with volunteer and community groups
  • Ability to develop medium to long term strategic plans

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Matt Smith on 07980 977773 or

The application form: 

The job description and person specification: 

Alternatively you can email

We are committed to equal opportunities and disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. We therefore encourage all applicants to discuss their needs with Matt so that reasonable adjustments can be made to the recruitment process. 

The closing date for this position is 20 July 2022.

The company is unable to notify every applicant of the result of their application. If you have therefore not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, then you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.