The Parish Council is currently recruiting for a part-time Park Keeper role.

Associated Accommodation with Employment

As a condition of the employment, the employee shall occupy the 3-bedroom maisonette property at Broomhall Lane Recreation Ground as a licensee and pays a licence fee of £1,250 per calendar month, paid the first day of each calendar month.

A separate service occupancy agreement between employer (Sunningdale Parish Council) and Employee will be signed along with the contract of employment.  This licence is available on request to the Clerk.


Broomhall Lane Recreation Ground has been a popular park for the residents of Sunningdale and the surrounding areas for many years.  The safety and maintenance of the play equipment at the Park is provided by an external qualified contractor along with the maintenance of the grass and woodland areas by another specialist contractor.  The council also employs the service of a local handyman who maintains the physical structure of the park buildings and equipment.

The role of Park Keeper is to provide the on-site presence which will ensure that the park and its users are kept within a safe and secure environment.

Person Specification

An outgoing, confident individual with experience of working with members of the public in a customer focused role.

Able to work under their own supervision, the Park Keeper will ensure that not only the aspects of the role mandated are completed on time and to a high standard but be aware of the overall park in order to bring forward areas where improvements have been or need to be made.

The successful candidate will have a positive, flexible approach to day-to-day duties with an understanding of working in a small team.

This role requires a DBS check.

Reporting to:                      Clerk to the Council

Role (to include):              Park Keeper. Duties as specified by the Clerk

Hours of work:                  10 hours per week

Hours are flexible within the requirements of the role with prior arrangement with the Clerk

Winter hours (Oct half term to Feb half term) 3 to 4 hours per week on average

Summer hours (Feb half term to Oct half term) 10 to 12 hours per week on average

ADDITIONAL HOURS:     Availability to increase by 8 hours per week (See Below)

Rate of Pay:                        £8.50 per hour /£16,354 FT Equivalent / Contributory pension

£9.00 per hour / £17,316 FT Equivalent after a successful 6-month probation

Holiday:                                Council annual leave for full time employees is 21 days.

Holiday will be pro-rata for hours worked

Application Process

The full Park Keeper – Job Description and Person Specification 2018 is detailed.

Applicants must complete the Application form Park Keeper and return either by post or email to: by 27th April 2018.

The Accommodation is currently being refurbished and pictures will be made available as soon as possible.  An illustrative Flat Floorplan is available here.

Viewing of the Accommodation by appointment with the Clerk will commence on the      22nd to 27th April 2018

The interviews for the role will take place on 4th May 2018.  If you have not been called to an interview on this date, please understand that your application has not been successful.

Employment and Occupancy will commence during May 2018.