Reserves - Contract Lead - Selwyn District Council

About us

The Reserves team are responsible for managing the operations and maintenance of Selwyn District Council Parks and Reserves. This includes Community parks, township reserves, recreational reserves, cemeteries, and other open spaces.

About the role

Reporting to the Reserves Operations Manager, the Reserve Contract Lead is to ensure all work delivered through the District Parks & Reserves Contract meets the specifications and required level of service.

  • Day-to-day management of the District Parks & Reserves Contract.
  • Strong emphasis on contract management and reporting.
  • Collaborative approach working in partnership with our contractor and stakeholders.
  • Ensure our open spaces meet customer expectations.
  • Working closely with the Parks Technical Support Advisor and Reserves Contract Supervisor.
  • Actively work alongside our contractors to exceed Health & Safety expectations and Council policies and procedures.

About you

To be successful in this role the right candidate must possess the following skills and experience.

  • At least 5 years' experience in the management of Parks/Reserves in an operational capacity
  • Experience with NZS3910/17 conditions of contract.
  • Sound knowledge of parks or grounds maintenance services industry best practice.
  • Experience working in a local government environment Budget preparation, management, and reporting experience.
  • Proven ability in leading teams to achieve organisational goals/objectives within a values-based framework.
  • Strong understanding of digital ways of working, with experience of using technology to achieve effective outcomes.

What we can offer

For several years Selwyn has been experiencing rapid and sustained economic and population growth. With this growth comes a vibrant community, fantastic facilities and exciting career opportunities!

This role is based at our Rolleston Head Offices. There's parking nearby, flexible working options and a great range of benefits for permanent staff including:

  • Life insurance
  • Paid annual Wellbeing and Volunteer leave.
  • Free parking.
  • Three days paid leave between Christmas and New Year.
  • Sick leave available from day 1.

Our values are important to all of us and represent the way we work: · Be a good human · Be brave - Think differently · Better together. Make it Happen for Selwyn.

Selwyn District Council honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We are committed to working with our Treaty partner to deliver on our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

This role requires satisfactory safety checks including police vetting and passing a drug and alcohol test.

If you are driven to join a fun and vibrant team and do an exceptional job which contributes meaningfully to the lives of people in Selwyn, we'd love to hear from you.


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