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Estates Assistant

Culture & Leisure

Parks & Open Spaces

Manchester City Council

Position Title: Estates Assistant
Salary: Grade 3 £18,933 to £19,698 (Bar at £19,312) per annum plus 6.7% flexibility payment
Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time 
Hours: 35 per week - 5 days per week working to a rota including weekends and evenings
Work Location: Central Location of Manchester
DBS Check Required: Yes, Standard
Manchester Residency Required: Yes
Closing Date:  22 April 2021
Reference: MCC337083/02/NS

Applications will only be considered from people permanently resident within the boundaries of the City of Manchester.

Do you want to make a difference to thousands of people? Do you want to work in a dynamic, stimulating environment? Then you might just be the person we’re looking for!

The Parks, Leisure and Events Service, sits within The Neighbourhoods Service, Neighbourhoods Directorate and is responsible for delivering excellence across the City’s Parks and Greenspaces, providing access to high quality leisure and sport facilities as well as a range of world class sporting and cultural events.

Manchester boasts over 140 parks and open spaces, 43 allotment sites and three river valleys across the City. As a team, we are responsible for the overall strategy for our parks and green spaces, which is designed to improve standards and further develop their potential for our residents and so enhance their local area as a place where people want to live, work and spend their leisure time.

We work closely with a range of other areas of the organisation, to deliver and maintain consistently high standards across the city and to ensure that community groups are activated to fully utilise our parks and open spaces.

We also work with the commercial and events team to drive forward plans to create a more sustainable business model for our parks and green spaces by raising income and maximising commercial opportunities. In addition, we work extensively with friends groups and other voluntary organisations, to explore and develop opportunities for closer collaboration and partnership working.

Manchester's Park Strategy 2017-2027

In December 2017 a ten year strategy for Manchester’s Parks was launched to guide their investment, upkeep and activation. It sets out the vision, key themes and actions that are needed to ensure parks and green spaces can continue to serve the needs of communities across the city, providing popular and attractive open spaces for play, sport and informal recreation.

The Parks Team need to deal with the challenges of today, whilst ensuring that the foundations are being laid to deliver the actions of the ten year strategy.

As part of the Core Operations Team your role will focus on the attainment of good quality standards across our Parks and green spaces. You will be based in our Parks and will carry out inspections and maintenance tasks to ensure that the facilities are clean, safe and operated as required to ensure a high quality visitor experience and work collaboratively as part of an area team.

We are particularly looking for candidates who have:
  • Effective communication skills;
  • High attention to detail; 
  • Initiative and drive, and the ability to work independently. 
Please read through the role profile and if you think you fit the bill we look forward to receiving your application.

The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged, when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.

If you require any adjustments to be able to engage in the recruitment process for this role, please let us know by emailing

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Role Profile: Estates Assistant.pdf

Additional Information: Manchester Residency Criteria.pdf

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application deadline

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22nd Apr 2021

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