Finsbury Park Manager

  • Contract
  • London
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Haringey Council

Haringey Council

Contract Terms

Salary: PO4 (£43,815 – £46,857)

Location: Finsbury Park, North London

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 36 hours per week

Closing Date: Sunday 15th October 2023 23:59

About Haringey

Haringey is a diverse and vibrant borough in North London, with a population of over a quarter
of a million. It’s a place with a strong cultural buzz, from Tottenham Hotspurs in the east, to
Alexandra Palace and with an amazing programme of festivals in Finsbury Park. It’s a very
varied place with some of the most affluent parts of London but also some of the most deprived.

The Council’s work is often focused on supporting those most in need, so our workforce both
reflects that diversity but also must contend with the risks and problems that come with
working with people who suffer glaring inequalities. We’re immensely proud of the work our
teams do, and we want their commitment to be matched with a real focus on safety and

Haringey Council has about 3,000 employees and has the ambition to consider in-house delivery
of services wherever it is prudent and sensible to do so. Major services have come back
in-house in the past few years, including facilities management and housing.

At present, Council services are spread across several sites and buildings. Over the next few
years, we expect working patterns and workstyles to change, and we have a major redevelopment
of our Civic Centre planned – creating modern, zero carbon offices from a Grade 2 Listed

About the role

Are you looking for a new, exciting, and challenging role that directly improves the
lives of our residents and the natural environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for
an organised, self-motivated, and dedicated professional to manage our award-winning Finsbury

Finsbury Park is one of our flagship parks, holding a Green Flag award in recognition of its
internationally benchmarked standards and provision. The park offers a mixture of open
parkland, formal gardens, sports facilities, lakes, and mature trees including an arboretum. In
addition to this, the park is home to a busy events program facilitating festivals and live
music performances throughout the season. Parkland Walk Nature Reserve connects to Finsbury
Park and provides a pedestrian and cycle route that links the park with Crouch Hill Park,
Crouch End, and Highgate Underground Station.

With the skills to build strong relationships, a commitment to improving outcomes, and the
ability to work proactively, you will lead a team to ensure the smooth operational running of
the park, meeting quality and safety standards at all times. Please note that the area of work
is flexible to the needs of the service and is subject to change when required.

About you

You will have managerial experience working in amenity horticulture, grounds maintenance, or a
parks and gardens environment, preferably in the public sector. You will have the ability to
lead and organise staff, manage a busy schedule with competing priorities, and deal with key
stakeholders. A strong sense of ownership, initiative, and communication skills are required to
build collaborative partnerships with service users, colleagues, and volunteer groups. You will
be confident in setting work schedules, overseeing contractual works, and delivering
horticultural renovations and improvements. Nature and conservation will be at the heart of
everything you do, and you will be an integral part of helping the council to achieve its
climate change action plan and carbon net zero target.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel
valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse
workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to
make a difference to our residents and community.

Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid
working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme
and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and
money-saving discounts.

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