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Team Manager - Parks

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Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £36,648 to £39,186

Number of hours: 37

Closing date: 24th March 2024


The role

A vacancy has become available for a Team Manager to join our Parks (Grounds Maintenance) Team and be part of our journey on the road to greatness.

We are looking for someone who can manage a team effectively and who puts Health and Safety, front and centre of everything that the team do.


You will play a vital role in ensuring that the members of your team are well managed, happy at work and effective. You will be responsible for not only utilising your resources efficiently, but also the wellbeing of your team whilst they are at work. This will include recruiting, undertaking probation reviews, carrying out performance reviews and investigations. You will be expected to manage the systems recording all holiday, sickness and employee information.

It is important that you continue to develop and foster our culture of positive thinking, a ‘can do’ attitude and teamwork.

You will be an integral part of ‘Team ‘SWISCo’ as we continue to develop and grow and your role will be key, in driving the culture and effectiveness of the business, ensuring SWISCo operates innovatively and profitably, whilst delivering against targets.

Key Duties:

  • Work closely on a day-to-day basis with managers and other team members to promote and ensure efficient communications at all levels within the team and service as well as between departments
  • To provide day-today supervision of staff in order to maximise and utilise them efficiently. To include organising work schedules to ensure the appropriate staff numbers are available for the operational tasks required.
  • Ensure the team operations meet with SWISCo’s safety, performance and operational targets. To include maintaining effective understanding of health and safety with regard to safe working practices to ensure that teams are given adequate training/advice and that this is recorded.
  • Motivate and lead teams effectively as well as recognise any training needs, along with providing active encouragement to support achievement. To do this by providing clear goals and standards that need to be achieved. 

Essential Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications for initial shortlisting:

Skills and Effectiveness

  • Effective IT skills and the use of Microsoft and 365, to include the use of bespoke software and hardware platforms. 
  • Possession of effective analytical skills in order to problem solve and then implement relevant solutions successfully. To use such analytical skills in order to challenge existing practices and seek value for money alternatives to deliver long and sustainable economic benefits. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of effective leadership qualities and practices
  • Effective knowledge and understanding of how-to performance manage resources to enable successful outcomes.


  • Strong and effective knowledge of Health & Safety legislation
  • Effective knowledge and understanding of how to manage, including all aspects of people management and accurate record keeping.


  • Previous supervisory and leadership experience.
  • Experience of working in a time critical environment
  • Experienced in performance monitoring and working within a performance driven organisation and against Key Performance Indicators or other performance related targets.
  • Able to demonstrate in-still trust to staff members at all levels, clients/customers, and the general public.


  • Educated to A Level or equivalent standard or has equivalent organisational knowledge and experience.
  • Professional qualification within the field minimum level 4 NVQ/HND
  • Full Drivers Licence

About Us

SWISCo Limited is responsible for the delivery of all functions and services associated with:

  • Waste & Recycling
  • Highways & Transport
  • Parks & Green Infrastructure
  • Street Cleansing
  • Business Commercial and Fleet

The Company also carries out work for other public and private organisations to provide added value and improve the cost effectiveness of universal service provided to all residents on behalf of Torbay Council.

We have the ambitious mission of ‘Proud to Make Torbay the best place to live, work and play’.  This is why we exist and why we do what we do. 

Mission and Values

Our mission is backed by our personality and values,: 

‘Safety First, One Team, Efficient, Honest, Mutual Respect, Fun, Innovators, Think Positive, Open, Professional, Clear Goals & Objectives and Celebrate Success’

Our People Ethos as an employer of choice, ensures that we:

have robust HR systems and processes in place that support our workforce, recruit, retain and reward great people, recognise talent, and support organisational development and continuous improvement


If this has piqued your interest and you want more information or want to apply for our role, you can visit jobs and careers, to download a copy of the Job Description/Person specification and application form. Alternatively, you can email  to request copies by emailed to your chosen email address

Please be aware that we short list applicants based on you meeting the essential criteria for the role, and we reserve the right to close the job advert early, so get your application in, if you want to be considered for our role.

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Hackett - 07393 002851

SWISCo is a limited company wholly owned by, and providing services on behalf of, Torbay Council.