If you're passionate about parks view our current vacancies below:
Seasonal Events Assistant (June – September)
We’re looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic and active individual to help us deliver a wide range of events, recreation and sporting activities in our parks and open spaces.
As part of our busy community team you will help to promote and deliver our events programme, work with our volunteers and support community groups and others to facilitate events within the parks.
The successful applicant will have an enthusiasm for and knowledge of outdoor and sporting activities and must be willing to gain experience of events organisation. You’ll be a passionate individual with the drive to assist in delivering high quality outdoor events. It’s important that you enjoy dealing with members of the public and can ensure that they have a safe experience within our parks. A flexible approach is necessary as hours may vary, and will include weekend and evening work.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £6.50 per hour
Closing date: Friday 26th April 2013
Interview: Monday 20th May 2013
Job description – to view a job description please click here
How to apply: please send your CV and a covering letter by Friday 26th April 2013 to Diane Liness, The Parks Trust, Campbell Park Pavilion,1300 Silbury Boulevard, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, MK9 4AD or by email to email@example.com.
If you require any further information or would like an informal chat about the position, contact Julie Dawes on 01908 255375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustee - voluntary
An opportunity has arisen for two or three individuals to join our Board of Trustees as some of our longer standing Trustees are due to stand down. With responsibility for around 5,000 acres (approximately 25 per cent of the city) and property and financial investments of over £80m being a Trustee is a position of influence and great responsibility, now and for future generations.
The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Trust and ensuring it performs well so we need to ensure we have a Board with the right mix of experience and skills. Above all the Board has to ensure the long-term future for the Trust and the city’s parkland.
We need Trustees who are capable, clear thinking and able to articulate their thoughts clearly. Trustees need to act as persuasive advocates for the Trust and help uphold the Trust’s values of excellence, integrity, collaboration, valuing people and responsibility. On this occasion we are particularly looking for people with knowledge and experience of some of the following:
- Ecology, wildlife, biodiversity, conservation
- Landscape design/urban design and planning
- Marketing and communications
- Community engagement
- Financial investments, fund management
- Leisure management, sport and recreation
The role of Trustee is interesting and rewarding and one in which your knowledge and skills will be harnessed to make a really positive contribution. So, if you support our aims and are prepared to give some of your time to this important role, please get in touch.
We are particularly keen to achieve a diverse Board of Trustees and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please write, setting out your background and experience, to:
David Foster, Chief Executive, The Parks Trust, Campbell Park Pavilion, 1300 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD.
For an informal discussion about the role please call David Foster on 01908 233600.
Potential Trustees will be interviewed by the Chair, Deputy Chair and Chief Executive. Applications will also be considered by the Executive Committee before recommendations are made to the full Board on any new Trustee appointments.
For our current volunteering opportunities click here.
If you would like to find out more about volunteering opportunities at the Trust please contact email@example.com.