Group Leaders (Kirklees Council)

Vacancy Reference: 01841

Location: Huddersfield

Closing Date: 05/01/2020

Salary: £42,683 - £44,632 per annum

Employment Type: Permanent, full-time

Department: Commercial, Regulatory & Operational Services

Hours Per week: 37

We are looking for highly motivated and skilled individuals to support the development and delivery of an ambitious Greenspace service.

The Council is fully committed to providing an effective response to issues such as climate change, delivering bio diversity gain, and ensuring that the people who live and work in the district have access to high quality amenity and recreational spaces.

To achieve this we are working on large scale woodland creation and renaturing schemes, partnering with third sector organisations to achieve maximum gain, rolling out an aspirational play strategy and  re-profiling how we work  - both in our relationship with our stakeholders and in the delivery mechanism itself.

It is an exciting time for the service, these new roles have been developed as the service faces a number of challenges and you would be at the centre of these changes.  You would be supporting the Operational Manager to deliver one of three specialist ‘functions’ within Environment and Greenspace and to drive forward Greenspace Management initiatives, the Council’s corporate plan and shared outcomes. You will have a key role supporting and developing a strategic approach for your particular specialist area and be responsible for the management and development of staff within the activity.

The three roles cover the three principle areas of the greenspace service, the post holders would be expected to support each other with the integrated design, delivery and management of the service.

At Kirklees Council, we want to support your professional development to give you the right skills, confidence and support to really achieve your potential. We offer a variety of courses and training designed for this exact purpose.

We value the importance of having work life balance, so this is why we offer provisions such as flexible-working, generous holiday entitlement, a variety of special leave policies, employee healthcare services and a childcare voucher scheme.

Please indicate within your application which role you would wish to apply for.

Group Leader

Operational Delivery

Group Leader

Greenspace Development

Group Leader

Regulatory Management 

  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Arboricultural  management
  • Landscape construction
  • Play maintenance


  • Parks Development
  • Volunteer support and development
  • Allotment and Land management
  • Woodland management
  • Inspection regimes for Trees, Woodlands and Playable spaces
  • Civil Enforcement including Parking
  • Environment Waste enforcement
  • Environment and Community Support
  • Public Rights of Ways and Definitive Map Management 

In order to be shortlisted for this job please

  • demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile
  • in no more than 500 words describe how you would deliver an effective change programme

To apply
For further information and to apply online please visit our website here. Please note CV's will not be accepted.


This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.