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Grade: PO SCP 38 – 44 £49,459 - £57,749

Douglas City Council is seeking a new Head for its Parks Service. The service comprises responsibility for nine RHD Green Flag sites including two parks, a golf course, two cemeteries, a crematorium, two beaches, a nursery and a variety of public squares, gardens and related green infrastructure.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about their work and who has excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills in order to drive the Council’s Parks Service to reflect the needs and aspirations of the local community. 

Leading the Parks Service, the successful candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to work within a complex and varied environment, will be experienced in leading and motivating front line services, delivering projects and working collaboratively across Council services with a range of stakeholders. 

As the Isle of Man’s capital city, Douglas plays a major role as a partner in the Island’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Isle of Man is the only whole nation to be designated as a Biosphere Reserve and offers an enviable quality of life. From one of the British Isle’s newest cities you can be out in magnificent countryside and coast within minutes and enjoy the benefits of a safe, friendly community, a rich culture and a thriving low tax economy.

Applicants should possess a recognised degree level qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience in horticulture and contract management.  If you hold the required qualification or equivalent, are self-motivated, committed to providing first class customer focused services, an excellent communicator with good IT skills and have excellent management skills with the ability to inspire and develop individuals, then we would welcome an application from you. 

For more information or an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Chris Pycroft on (01624) 696305 or

An application pack for the above vacancy can be obtained from the HR Section on (01624) 696455 or downloaded from  The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is close of business, Friday, 22nd September 2023.  Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Miss K J Rice, Chief Executive,  Town Hall, Ridgeway Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 1AD


Douglas City Council
 Town Hall, Ridgeway Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 1AD
£49,459 - £57,749

Published on 28 Sep 2023

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