People and skills
The skills that you need to run an independent parks entity are likely to be different to those managing a local authority service, and you may need to build into your structure roles that supplement the transferred skillset.
New in-house expertise might include:
- fundraising and donor development
- marketing and communications
- business development and enterprise
- commercial portfolio management
- IT and systems
You will also need to identify how skills that have been provided by 'back office' departments in the local authority, such as financial expertise, legal advice, HR support, etc are provided under new management. Outsourced or in-house, shared services or bespoke?
Different skills are required at governance, management and operations level, see Understanding the skills you need below for some suggestions.
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