We have an exciting opportunity and are looking for someone as passionate as we are about working in and alongside our communities. Someone who wants to make a lasting and positive difference to Colchester, for its people and the place.

Colchester is known for its abundance of heritage and culture, yet it is also one of the fastest growing urban areas in the UK. Together with our historic town centre, the Borough comprises 135 square miles of diverse countryside, attractive coastlines and riverside locations, town, and villages with unique identities, making it the largest and most interesting Borough in Essex.

This is a new role within our Neighbourhood Services team, and you will have scope and autonomy to shape the work you and your team do. Whilst you will be responsible for all countryside sites, parks, open spaces, rivers and coastlines in the Borough, this not a ‘normal’ parks and recreation management role.

Conserving and enhancing biodiversity is a key strategic priority and you will be at the forefront of our innovative programme of work to make the Borough greener, help biodiversity flourish, and enhancing environments to create more space for nature to recover and grow.

Alongside a passion for nature and conservation, we are looking for a systems thinker, experienced in change management, someone able to step up the contribution our blue and green infrastructure make to active, healthy communities, whilst also developing commercial opportunities and new revenue streams that underpin wider place prosperity and wellbeing.

The world is changing; all businesses and organisations are feeling it, but the effect across our sector is redefining. In Colchester we believe we have a once in a generation opportunity to innovate and rethink the delivery of public services, ensuring they are fit for the 21st century. If you want to create conditions that enable people, communities and nature to thrive, this is the job for you. Please click here to apply online.

What we can offer:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Flexible working
  • Career Average Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted healthcare/gym membership

For more information, including job description, and to apply please visit www.colchester.gov.uk/jobs. Interviews will be held on 21 June.

For an informal chat about the role, please call Rosa Tanfield, Group Manager – Neighbourhood Services on 07976 794597.